Cabbage Roll Soup from spendwithpennies.com

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb fake meat
  • ½ lb lean ground pork
  • ¾ cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 medium head cabbage, chopped (core removed)
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cups veggie broth
  • 1½ cups V8 or other vegetable juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. In a large pot, brown onion, garlic, pork and beef. Drain any fat.
  2. Stir in chopped cabbage and let cook until slightly softened (about 3 minutes).
  3. Add all remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and reduced heat to medium low. Cover and simmer on low until rice is fully cooked (about 25-30 minutes)
  4. Remove bay leaf and serve.

Green poblano rice (arroz verde al poblano) Rick Bayless

    • be5b6dede74764337b7514d8241226be1 2/3 cups veggie broth or water
    • 2 fresh poblano chiles, stems and seeds removed, and roughly chopped
    • 12 sprigs cilantro, plus extra for garnish
    • Salt, about 1/2 teaspoon if using salted broth, 1 teaspoon if using unsalted or water
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
    • 1 cup rice, preferably medium grain
    • 1 small white onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
    • 5 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
    1. The flavoring: In a 2-quart saucepan, combine the broth and chiles, bring to a boil, then partially cover and simmer gently over medium to medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, until the chiles are very soft. Pour the chile mixture into a food processor, add the cilantro (stems and all), and process to a smooth puree. Press through a medium-mesh strainer into a bowl and stir in the salt.
    2. The rice: Wipe the pan clean, add the oil and heat over medium. Add the rice and onion, and cook, stirring regularly, until the rice is chalky looking and the onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook a minute longer.
    3. Add the warm (or reheated) chile liquid to the hot rice pan, stir once, scrape down any rice kernels clinging to the side of the pan, cover, and cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes. Uncover and check a grain of rice: It should be nearly cooked through. If the rice is just about ready, turn off the heat, re-cover and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes longer to complete the cooking. If the rice seems far from done, continue cooking for 5 minutes or so, retest, then turn off the heat and let stand a few minutes longer. Fluff with a fork, scoop into a warm serving dish, decorate with cilantro sprigs and it’s ready to serve.
    4. Advance preparation: The rice can be made several days ahead; turn out the fluffed rice onto a baking sheet to cool, transfer to a storage container, then cover and refrigerate. Reheat the rice in a steamer basket set over boiling water.
    5. Variations and improvisations: An obvious variation is to use 3 or 4 long green (Anaheim) chiles, or to mix poblanos and long greens with hotter chiles like jalapeño, manzano or habanero. Grilled corn cut from 1 cob or 1 large grilled zucchini (cubed) are tasty vegetable add-ins. About 1 cup coarsely shredded roast (or barbecued) pork or smoked salmon, mixed in toward the end of cooking, will make green rice a full meal.

Ginger Vegetable Congee

  • congee1 cup raw long-grain white rice, rinsed
  • 7 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, plus more for seasoning
  • Two-inch knob of ginger, peeled and sliced thin
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • Sliced green onion, for garnish
  1. In large pot add stock, rice, salt and ginger. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a low simmer. Stir occasionally so that the rice doesn’t clump or stick at the bottom.
  2. While the congee is simmering prep the celery, broccoli and carrots: peeling, cutting, and dicing, as needed.
  3. Simmer the congee for about 30 minutes then add the celery, broccoli and carrots.
  4. Continue to simmer until the congee is thickened and creamy and the vegetables are tender and soft. Add salt to taste. Garnish with the sliced green onion and serve hot.

NOTES

As the congee cools, it will become thicker. Add additional stock or water if necessary to make the congee to your desired thickness.

 

salmon bibimbap from http://thewoksoflife.com/

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2 cups raw white rice
light olive oil or canola oil
2 carrots, julienned
Salt and pepper
2 cups bean sprouts
2 bunches watercress
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
½ teaspoon sesame oil
1 salmon steak or filet
4 eggs, cooked sunny side up (over easy is fine too)
1 cup kimchi
Roasted seaweed flakes or sheets, cut into slivers (optional)
Gochujang paste, to taste (about 1-2 tablespoons per serving)

First, cook 2 cups of dry rice using your preferred method.

Next, heat a pan with 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Stir-fry the carrots for about 1 minute, sprinkling with a pinch of salt. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Next, stir fry the bean sprouts using the same method as with the carrots.

Next prep your watercress. Cut each bunch in half and wash thoroughly.

In the same pan you used for the carrots, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium high heat. Add the garlic and let fry gently for about 15-20 seconds. Add the watercress, followed by a ½ teaspoon of salt, and stir-fry until completely wilted. Remove from the heat and toss with the soy sauce, sesame seeds, and sesame oil. Set aside.

Now for the salmon. Sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat a pan over medium high heat with 3 tablespoons of oil. Add the salmon. Let brown for about 5 minutes. Flip, and let the other side cook for another 5 minutes. Our salmon steak was pretty thick, so cooking time may need to be adjusted depending on how big your piece of salmon is. When in doubt, just use a knife to gently cut into the center to check for doneness. Looks don’t matter with this dish, as we’ll be flaking the salmon anyway.

While the salmon is cooking, set aside the kimchi and seaweed flakes, cutting up the seaweed with kitchen shears if you’re using roasted sheets. Also, cook one egg for each person you’re serving.

When the salmon is finished cooking, you’re ready to assemble your bibimbap.

Spoon a nice bed of rice into a bowl and top with a small handful of flaked salmon and your egg. Add as much watercress, carrot, bean sprouts, kimchi, and seaweed as your heart desires. Finish off with gochujang to taste. Stir thoroughly and enjoy with a big spoon!

Pumpkin risotto from Gordon Ramsey

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    • Large wedge of ripe pumpkin, about 500-600g, deseeded and cut into 1cm cubes
    • 1.3 litres chicken or vegetable stock
    • 300g risotto rice (arborio or carnaroli)
    • Few knobs of butter
    • 50g Parmesan, freshly grated, plus shavings to serve
    • Small handful of sage leaves
    • Sea salt and freshly ground black <pepper
    • Olive oil, for cooking and to drizzle

1. Heat a little olive oil in a large pan, add the pumpkin and cook gently for 5-7 minutes until just softened, stirring occasionally. Set aside one-third. Put the rest of the pumpkin into a blender and whiz until smooth, adding a touch of hot water as necessary (to get the purée moving in the blender).

2. Bring the stock to a simmer in a pan and keep it at a gentle simmer.

3. Heat a little olive oil in a larger saucepan and tip in the rice. Cook, stirring frequently, for a minute, then add a ladleful of hot stock and stir until it is almost all absorbed before adding another ladleful. Repeat until you’ve reached your last few ladlefuls of stock. Taste the rice to see if it is al dente. If not, add more stock. Add the pumpkin purée and reserved pumpkin, stir through and season to taste. Stir in a few knobs of butter and the grated Parmesan. Keep warm.

4. Heat a thin layer of olive oil in a small frying pan until hot. Fry the sage leaves for a few seconds until crisp then drain on kitchen paper.

5. Ladle the risotto onto warm plates. Drizzle with a little olive oil and scatter over the Parmesan and sage leaves, then serve.

Baked Rice recipe–Good Eats

1 1/2 cup brown rice — medium or short grain
2 1/2 cup water
1 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoons kosher salt

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the rice into an 8-inch square glass baking dish.
Bring the water, butter, and salt just to a boil in a kettle or covered
saucepan. Once the water boils, pour it over the rice, stir to combine,
and cover the dish tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Bake on the
middle rack of the oven for 1 hour.
After 1 hour, remove cover and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve
immediately.

Recipe Notes from Terry
It’s also super easy to do a lot of rice and then freeze it. I like to have four or five serving frozen into a couple of packets in the freezer. Then I just microwave the packet to get it thawed and hot for a dinner. Only takes a few minutes in the microwave.
terry

CARIBBEAN-STYLE BLACK BEAN AND RICE SALAD

½ c. olive oil
¼ c. cider vinegar
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Minced garlic
1 15-ounce can black beans, drained
¾ c. chopped red pepper
¾ c. chopped yellow pepper
¾ c. chopped green onions
2 c. cooked rice (about 1 c. raw) cooled

Whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, cumin, and garlic in medium bowl until well blended. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.

Combine rice, beans, pepper and onions in a large bowl. Toss salad with enough dressing to moisten. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 6 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate)

6 Servings.