A mildly spiced pilaf, this great side dish can be turned into a complete meal by adding leftover roast chicken or cooked chickpeas. Add an additional 1/2 tsp of curry powder if you like a stronger curry flavour.
I got this recipe from a former coworker, whose father, a professional cook, made this for every family get-together and holiday. When he passed away, she took on the responsibility for providing this tasty treat for her family.
This is a great meal that we eat here often in the winter time. With some dark bread and maybe a salad it is a really hearty meal, though we have been known to eat just this for dinner. The recipe is adapted from Amy Dacyczyn's "The Complete Tightwad Gazette"
This is a recipe given to my Mother by friends in the 70's? I was forbidden to share it but I like sharing and think everyone should have a chance to try it! It's ooey gooey cheesy yummy! It uses "mild" green chilies not hot ones. Everyone that tries it requests the recipe. It is very bad for you but worth having at least once a year for a potluck. I've had friends try to make it with lowfat or nonfat ingredients and it doesn't work. I also have tried mixing all the ingredients together and it doesn't taste as good, the layers matter (even though they melt together)! I usually double or triple it and bake it in a removable crock from my crockpot then put it on low in the crockpot for potlucks. If you do this the layers are still the same but double or triple the amount in each layer. I usually assemble it the night before and put it in the oven right before the event. For extra gooeyness add extra jack cheese in the layers to completely coat them. Remember for a single recipe: you are using 3 cups of "cooked" white rice which is made from 1 cup of dry rice. One cup of cooked rice per layer (3 layers). Enjoy! Very yummy with my Recipe#233148.
I'm told Persians make this same recipe with fresh dill instead of coriander. There are three ways to make this dish: (1) as a regular rice dish, (2) as stuffing--do everything but the last stage of simmering and stuff inside a chicken, or (3) as a "sausage"--in this case the meat should be very fatty and you need a good cloth bag to pack the rice into tightly.
Give 1 of each rice mixture to one person or individual recipes to different people. Tie a festive ribbon around each jar or baggie and a tag or card with a message that includes THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS: "To cook, combine the rice mixture, 2 cups of cold water and 1 Tbs butter in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and cook over low heat 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Makes 4-6 servings." I got this recipe years ago from a book of "gifts from the kitchen" from the 1970s or 1980s. One recipe each of all 4 mixtures makes 2 gifts yielding 4-6 servings, so the way I came up with total servings is 4 x 2 x (4 to 6) = 32 to 48. (Also good to keep for yourself for when you're in a hurry or to take camping.)
All out of the freezer, put together from bits and pieces frozen for future use. Throw them altogether in a wok with some spices and you have an easy side for supper on a rushed week night. While this is cooking make the rest of your meal.
A light, delicious dish combining whole grain,vegetables, and lean beef. Using a variety of bell pepper(red,yellow,green) adds color pleasing to the eye.A can of drained sliced mushrooms also accents this casserole. Omit salt,as it is provided by the bouillon. Wholesome and healthy.
Flavored with fresh sage and buttermilk, this colorful pie looks very pretty and would be a nice item to serve at a brunch or for a light supper. Use any type of cheese you like best - or a mixture of several types. (Note:If you don't have a rice cooker, just cook the rice as you normally would, only using chicken broth in place of water.) Cook time assumes you will be cooking the rice at the same time as you are prepping and cooking the veggies.