Sunday, February 20, 2011

Yummy Rice!

     I hope you all have had a restful weekend, and I am sorry I haven't posted more this week. I came down with the flu, it really hit me yesterday. Icky:( But I felt better when I woke this morning, which was really a good thing, as we had to take Sundays School this morning at church. The kids (all girls ages 5-7) were a bit,,,, wild, I think would be the word I am looking for. Next week we will be going back the the old trick, bribery  reward. We'll have to take a brief trip to the donut shop pre-church.
     Anyway, I had a request to share my rice recipe. I'm pleased, as I think this is one of my best "inventions" so far! I started out with just an idea, and tried finding a recipe for it online, but the closest I could come to was a recipe for risotto. I don't usually buy "special" rice. (even though I LOVE basmati, unfortunately its beyond our budget) We stick to plain, long grain white rice. We have tried many different kinds, but our favorite is Hannafords store brand. We buy it in bulk 8lb bags. That's the largest bags that they sell, or we would probably buy more. Once opened I just use an airtight food service bucket. They come in many different sizes, the ones I have used to have frosting in them.
     Anyway, as rice is a "cheep" food that stores well I have been trying to incorporate it more into our meals. Poot is pleased, he LOVES rice. I am more of a pasta girl myself:) So, here is my invention,

     Parmesan, Garlic and Herb Rice
1c uncooked long grain rice
2T butter or marge
2c water
2 Chicken flavored bullion cubes
2 cloves minced garlic (or, if like me you buy it jarred, about 1 dessert spoon full)
1/4c grated parmesan
1t Italian seasoning
1t dried parsley

Melt the butter in a med sized saucepan over med high heat, add the rice and toast for a min or two. Add the garlic and stir and saute for another min. Add watter and bullion cubes and stir until the cubes are mostly dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 15-20 min or until rice is done. ( check your brand of rice's directions, brown rice can take up to 40 min) Remove from heat and gently stir in the cheese and herbs, cover and let sit for a couple of min. Serves 2 or 3 people with big appetites as a side dish.

  This is very good, kind of reminds us of rice-a-roni, only with cheese. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Dear Mrs. Evans...I am glad that you are doing much better :)

    Rice is something that is a staple here in the cottage...Thanks for sharing the recipe :)