3 May 2011

All that you can do with rice

I always liked the rice, but not cooked it with great frequency, here. When I prepare something  with rice   normally, I use Thasmine, by far  my favorite I love the aroma released when cooking.
The other day I cooked rice to accompany  some meal, and left some, as I do not like reheated rice, and I do not like waste, thought to make some changes,so we can use it. My first thought was to make  rice cakes that you can use as side dish. Super simple to make and  for sure  kids and grow ups will be love it.

                                                              Rice cakes

Serve: 6 cakes (medium size)
Time: 30 minuts

  • 1 cup boiled rice

  • 1 large egg,
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  •   Parsley or thyme, chopped
  •   Salt and pepper to taste

 Method :

Put the rice in a bowl and mix with other ingrdientes.
Grease a skillet with butter and place a spoonful of the mixture on the hot butter.

Leave and turn until golden brown .

Serve immediately
Thasmine rice with tomato and  sweet peas

 As a second option I thought on  rice with tomato sauce and sweet peas. As I saw some wonderful, very fresh in the market, I thought that would be fine with my rice.Well, it really looks great and if you like fresh peas as much as I like I let you here more one suggestion  fast and  easy  with great flavour , that you can use as main dish if you like.

                                              Rice with tomato and sweet fresh peas 

Serve: 4
Time: 40 minutos

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1small onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1 / 2 red bell pepper
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 250g fresh peas
  • 1 spoon of sunflower oil
  • Chopped rosemary
  • 2 1 / 2 cups warm chicken broth.
  • Thyme
  • 1 crushed bay leaf
  •   Salt and pepper to taste

 Method :

    Cut the onion, garlic and pepper into squares Liquefy tomatoes in the blender with a pinch of sugar.
      In a saucepan heat the oil, and bring to simmer the ingredients above, for three minutes.
    Add the carrots and rice and peas and stir fry for two minutes. Add the tomatoes and herbs, cook for another minute
    Add the chicken broth and put salt and pepper.
    bring to boil, when boiling cover pot and continue cooking over low heat until the broth has evaporated.

            Of course we could not miss the dessert, very sweet and creamy. My mother's favorite dessert: rice pudding. It's like I'm in Argentina, could not fail to have dulce de leche, of course. I put sugary dulce de leche to give a little more contrasting textures. The ideal would have given a layer of dulce de leche in the middle and another at the end, I advise that they do so.
    As can be seen, with rice can be done from one entry to the dessert.         
                                                Rice pudding with sugary dulce de leche

                                               Rice pudding with sugary dulce de leche

    Serve: 4
    Time: 30 minuts

    • 300g Thasmine rice
    • 900 ml milk
    • 200g sugar
    • 1 vanilla bean
    •  Sugary dulce de leche

       Method :

      Put the rice in a pot and boil with the milk and vanilla, stirring until a creamy consistency, add more milk if necessary, place the sugar at the end. Let cool in the same pan in which it cooked.

      Serve in cups alternating with the sugary dulce de leche, finely chopped


      Helene said...

      Looks good and beautiful pictures!

      Figs, Bay, Wine said...

      Beautiful! And it all looks delicious. It's pouring down rain here today, and all the rice looks so cozy - I'm inspired : )