What to do with rice

Rice Pilaf
Makes 8 servings
2 cups rice
2/3 stick margarine
4 cups broth (chicken broth if served with poultry; beef broth with beef)
3/4 cup celery, chopped, or 1/4C dried
3/4 cup carrots, chopped or 1/4C dried
3/4 cup green onions, chopped or 2 tsp dried
1 cup slivered almonds
salt and pepper to taste
1 can chunk turkey or beef (optional)
Brown rice lightly with margarine in skillet. Boil broth. Combine rice and boiling broth in casserole dish. Cover and bake for one-half hour at 375°. Take from oven and add vegetables and nuts, and meat (if desired), stirring and mixing well with fork. Return to oven for one-half hour. Add salt and pepper to taste before serving.

You can also add various spices to change the taste: curry, italian herbs, taco seasoning…

Rice Pulao

1 Cup of rice, preferably brown basmati

2.5 Cups water or chicken broth

1 onion, minced

1/4 Cup dried peas/ carrots or 1 Cup frozen

1/2 lb cooked, crumbled ground beef or chicken

Spice mix: 1/2tsp cinnamon, cumin, coriander, 1/4tsp cloves, turmeric, 1 tsp salt, pepper

Throw everything in frying pan or saucepan on med-low.  Cook until rice is done.
Browned Rice
Makes 6 to 8 servings
1 cup rice
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup chopped meat (pre-cooked or canned)

1/4C dried onion, celery, or other vegetables
1 tsp. salt
3 1/2 cups water
Heat shortening in skillet. Add rice. Cook, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Add meat or vegetables and continue cooking 2 or 3 minutes (optional). Add salt and water. Simmer over low heat 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender and excess liquid has evaporated.
Rice Pudding
Makes 8 servings
3 eggs
2 tbsp. honey
6 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup milk (1/3 cup nonfat dry milk and 1 cup water)
3/4 cup evaporated milk (2/3 cup nonfat dry milk and 3/4 cup water)
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup raisins
Beat eggs. Add honey, sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon, and mix well. Stir in vanilla, milk, rice, and raisins. Place in a 2-quart casserole dish. Bake at 325° for 45 minutes. Stir after 25 minutes.


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