Posts for November 14th 2010
Adapted from Bon Appétit
Wild Rice and Mushroom Dressing
1 cup wild rice
3 tablespoons butter, divided
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
12 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, sliced
1 red pepper, chopped
1 large onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large dried ancho chile, stemmed, seeded, finely chopped
1 cup brown basmati rice
3.5 cups low-salt chicken broth
2 bay leaves (preferably fresh)
1 teaspoon (or more) coarse kosher salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
- Place wild rice in heavy medium saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover rice by 3 inches. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until rice is almost tender, about 45 minutes. Drain.
- Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon butter with 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add shiitakes and red pepper; sauté until brown, about 7 minutes. Transfer to large bowl.
- Add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon oil to same pot; heat over medium heat. Add onions to pot; sauté until golden and very tender, about 20 minutes. Add garlic and chile; stir 1 minute. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon oil to pot; add brown rice and stir 2 minutes.
- Add wild rice, broth, bay leaves, and 1 teaspoon coarse salt; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; cover and simmer until all rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 35 to 40 minutes.
- Meanwhile, blanch the green beans in a large pot of boiling water. Boil for 1 minute until they are bright green in color. Transfer with a slotted spoon to an ice-water bath.
- Fluff rice mixture with fork. Stir in mushrooms and red pepper, green beans, and parsley. Season to taste with more salt and pepper. Stir briefly over medium heat until heated through. Transfer to large bowl. Enjoy!
Don't forget that kid-friendly food can still be delectable for adults. Sometimes, all a meal needs is a little touch of creativity to go from mundane to mouthwatering.
For tonight's supper, try this finger food, which is fun not only for the whole family to make but to devour as well. Forgo a predictable crust of Italian breadcrumbs or panko in favor of one made from an American pantry pastime, Cheez-Its.
Serve alongside buttered, wilted spinach, and spuds, and you've got a new household favorite! Want the recipe? Keep clicking.