Saturday, August 13, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

What the Beck???

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location: Rice Pilaf
Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime
Pages: 320-321   Copyright:  2015 Harper Collins  OR

I figured out that there are 193 calories, if 10 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

     This rice was flavorful. Nicole Serpico said it best – “It tastes like my chicken soup, without the broth.”  It really did taste just like that. I am not a big fan of using long grain rice, because I always under cook it, and today was no exception. The rice was al dente just like Nicole said. Apparently, I need to practice with this type of rice, so that I get better with it.

 Here are the ingredients that I used to create this recipe.

 I began by chopping up the carrots, celery, and onion

 I melted the butter 

 I cooked the veggies in the skillet until they softened.

 I went out on the deck to cut some fresh parsley 
to add in to the recipe at the end of the process.

I like to measure out the ingredients prior to cooking,
 so that it goes really fast!
This is my cooking tip of the day.  I also wash the 
dishes or put them in the dishwasher 
as I go which makes cleanup a breeze. 

 I added the wine to the veggies, and
cooked it until it reduced by half.

 In went the bay leaf.

 Now for the long grain white rice

 and the broth and salt and pepper

 I covered the pan and let it cook for 20 minutes.
I did screw this up because I didn't cook it long 
enough, so the rice was al dente.  OOPS!!!

 I loved the flavor, but really need to work 
on cooking the rice longer.

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