Cooked Rice 15 Ways – Add some Interest to Your Dish

Cooked Rice 15 Ways – Add some Interest to Your Dish

-Stir a handful of finely chopped fresh parsley into the rice

-Add 1 T. of fresh lemon juice and 1 tsp. grated lemon zest

-Pour in 1/4 C. heavy cream, add 1/2 C. of grated Parmesan cheese, then stir the rice slowly over low heat for a time-pressed person’s risotto

-Sauté sliced fresh mushrooms in butter and toss them with the rice.

-Toss some melted butter, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and a spoonful or so of drained capers with the rice

-Add sautéed minced onion and cooked peas to the rice

-Stir in chicken stock to moisten the rice, then add currants and sliced toasted almonds. Reheat the rice before serving.

-Toss the rice with garlic slices you have browned in butter

-Mince a scallion and some fresh parsley. Reheat the rice with butter and salt, then fold in the minced scallion and parsley

-Toss the rice with drained canned corn kernels, the kind that come with diced red and green peppers, then reheat it

-Warm 2 tsp. of curry powder in 1 T. of butter in a small skillet for 1 minute, then transfer the rice to the skillet and reheat it.

-Reheat the rice, then fold in toasted sesame seeds, a dash each of soy sauce and Asian sesame oil, and minced scallion

-Add minced onion and chopped tomato that have been lightly sautéed in olive oil with a dash of saffron or turmeric

-Brown some mild Italian sausage, toss in some fennel seeds, and stir in the rice. Add enough stock to make the rice moist.

-Sauté a 1/4 C. each of chopped onion and bell pepper in 1 T. of olive oil, and stir in 1 C. of rice. Season the rice with salt and black pepper, then pour in 4 lightly beaten eggs. Stir and cook, adding 1/2 C. shredded Monterey Jack cheese at the last minute so it melts

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