January 2021 Challenge - rice!

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Rice made an appearance in the monthly challenges back in September, 2014.

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I figured this grain known around around the world was worth revisiting. So have at it. Paella, risotto, arroz con pollo, sushi, Rice Krispies treats. Middle East, India, many different countries and cuisines to explore. Rice noodles, forbidden rice, gluten free baking with rice flour. Perhaps wild rice and mushroom stuffed quail. Yes, for the sake of this challenge wild rice counts.

One thing I happen to like probably more than it deserves is plain old white rice with butter and soy sauce.

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Oops. Forgot the standard rules info.

  • The challenge begins on the 1st of every month. The last entry must be made by the last day of the month.
  • You may post multiple entries.
  • All entries must be cooked during the month of the challenge.
  • If you use a documented recipe, please cite your source.
  • Entries should include the name of your dish and a picture of the final product. Sharing personal recipes and pictures of the process are not mandatory but extremely helpful.
  • The winner is chosen by the person who posted the challenge, and is announced after the last day of submissions. The decision is final and falls entirely at the discretion of the challenger.
  • Submitting an entry makes you eligible to win. If you do not wish to be considered for the win you may still participate in the challenge, but make your wishes known to the challenger.
  • The winner’s bounty includes praise, virtual high-fives, and the responsibility of posting the next month’s challenge. That entails choosing a theme, posting a Challenge thread that includes the guidelines, checking in on the submissions regularly during the month, and promptly choosing a winner at the end of the challenge.
Have fun kids!

mjb.
 
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I can do rice!
No problem.
Just need to find a way to make a decent photograph of white rice
 
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Oh yes rice is a fun ingredient. Since it's New Years I made "Hoppin' John" as it's a traditional New Years Low Country food. bacon, sausage, ham, Trinity, garlic, spices and 1/2lb. of brined black eyed peas. Start with lardon, then the trinity, deglaze pot with some leftover prosecco, add the peas and cover with water. As soon as the peas were just tender I added I removed all but 2 cups of liquid and added my rinsed jasmine rice, adding a little liquid as needed till tender. Oh my it was very satisfying.



As it tradition we left three peas in the bowls for Health, Wealth and Love in the new year.
 
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FORBIDDEN RICE PUDDING

This is not the rice pudding of my youth... adapted from a recipe of Sherry Yard, this features both Forbidden and Basmati rices. Rather than coconut milk I use cream to satisfy the tastebuds of my family. Also, rather than vanilla extract I use vanilla sugar (even though the extract is depicted in the photo).

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I should check. Wondering if Quaker still makes puffed rice, the cereal shot from guns?

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Sadly I had a reaction to the beans in my Hoppin John. Same as any soy, or peanut product. Looks like legumes are off my ingredient list. :mad:
 
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One thing I happen to like probably more than it deserves is plain old white rice with butter and soy sauce.
Not an entry, but my blushing bride - she’s not much of a cook - was thinking similarly. I just can’t do the butter or soy sauce. :)

Parmesan-crusted chicken, cauliflower, and WHITE RICE.

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I know wild rice is really a grass as opposed to a rice, but would that be acceptable? Or would it be an ingredient for a future challenge?
 
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Jerk Chicken (a la Gordon Ramsay, but I added the zest and juice from one orange to the marinade)

Pistachio Rice Pilaf (my own creation - schmaltz, shallot, carrot, celery, store-bought wild rice blend, crushed pistachios, chicken stock, salt, pepper, thyme)

Bellavitano Caesar Salad (fresh romaine, shredded Bellavitano, black pepper, homemade dressing - mayo, garlic, meyer lemon, black pepper, grated Bellavitano, Worcestershire),

Ragazza di Sole from Northern Sun Winery
 
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I still haven't mastered these. Banh xeo. These were a little soft and didn't want to hold together.

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1 cup rice flour
2 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspon curry
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
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Clean out the fridge and use up some zucchini and onion. The bean sprouts and herbs are from the pho in last months challenge. Pork is fresh for this challenge entry.
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Test crepe. Seemed a bit thick
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And I got some strange condensation making for soggy edges. That was a first. Might be from the zucchini.
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A later one cooking longer to help with the sogginess. Still really fragile
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Wrap in lettuce. Drizzle with peanut sauce and nuoc cham. Forgot herbs for the photo.
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Let the batter rest overnight in fridge. Starch will relax. Will hold together better and crisp up better.
 
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