Showing posts with label Rice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rice. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

T Joes Biryani

This recipe comes to me from my friend Frances. She made it for me a year ago and I really liked it. It's a great 5-minute weeknight dinner. Here's what you need for one serving (large bowl).

  • 1/2 bag Trader Joe's frozen biryani
  • 1/2 block soy tempeh (gluten free) or other veg protein (ie: 4 Morningstar sausage links)
  • sriracha to taste
  • canola oil cooking spray
Slice your tempeh into small chunks. Coat your pan with cooking spray and saute the tempeh until lightly browned. Add rice to the skillet plus a large splash of water. This will help the rice cook faster.

If you are using Morningstar, you can skip the tempeh step and start cooking the biryani right away according to package instructions. Microwave the links in the microwave, slice them up, and add them to the cooked biryani.

Add as much sriracha as you can handle. 


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mushroom Risotto

It's cold out. Cheesy risotto sounded good. Soon I'm making stew and cookies. That's all I have to say.

Mushroom Risotto
  • 1/2 cup Arborio rice
  • 1 no salt added vegetable bouillon cube & 2 cups water (or 2 cups broth)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 3/4 lb. mushrooms (portabella, crimini, or other)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 shallot
  • 1/4 cup parm cheese
  • a pinch-or two-of herbs such as thyme, parsley, or other
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • white cooking wine (optional)
Clean and chop your mushrooms. Chop the shallot and garlic. Heat the butter in a saucepan. Add the shallot and saute until softening, then add the garlic. Add the mushrooms and keep cooking until mushrooms start to cook down and become tender. Add a splash of white cooking wine and stir. Add the rice and stir again so rice gets coated with butter/juices. Add the broth, slowly, about 1/4 to 1/2 cup at a time. Keep stirring, letting the broth absorb before you add more. Add herbs. Add the cheese at the end.

This is the cheesy goodness:
*Note:* Save and fry the leftovers. I didn't follow any recipes when I did this because I was just messing around. I formed little risotto patties and heated them in a pan with butter. Well...the result wasn't pretty but it was delicious. Just don't try to impress anyone with your falling-apart risotto patties. It's the sort of thing you eat with a mug of tea and the company of Jerry Seinfeld.

You don't want to be lazy on a Sunday night like me? You want to be all fancy schmancy and dip your risotto patties in egg and breadcrumbs and all that? Try something like this: fried risotto balls.
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