Saturday, September 27, 2008

From the garden

When Micah and I moved into our new home we decided to plant a garden. We planted tomatoes, corn, string beans, onions, broccoli, shallots, spinach, zucchini. Finally, five months later and countless run-ins with hungry deer who unashamedly ate anything and everything they came across, I now can show you the "fruit of our labor". I am very proud of ourselves.

And here is a side dish recipe that I cook tonight using these two items (shallot & tomato).

Hearty Rice Pilaf

What you need:
4 Tbsp butter
1 lb small red potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
1 shallot, cut into pieces
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1 cup diced mushrooms
3 c chicken stalk
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1-1/2 c brown rice
1/4 c grated Parmesan, optional

What you do:
1. In large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Cook potato slices, shallots, mushrooms, celery and carrots, stirring frequently until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
2. Add water, salt, pepper, and bouillon. Heat to boiling. Add rice. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 35 minutes or until rice and vegetables are tender and all liquid is absorbed. Stir once, midway through cooking.
**I added sliced tomatoes at the end to eat with it.

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

sounds so delicious!