Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dottie's Consume Rice

Ever go to a really fancy restaurant and they served a rice pilaf and you're left wondering "what is this?" actually you might plug in a word or two not suitable for a fancy restaurant. This is my family's version of a rice pilaf. Except it's not a boring while rice flavored with some peas and carrots. No this is cooked in the oven with portabello mushrooms, onions and garlic. I chop everything up so small my kids don't realize there's anything but rice in the bowl. This dish is easy enough to make along the side of any roasted meat and elegant enough to serve on holidays. This was a favorite at my fathers' house on holidays.


Consume Rice
1 small onion diced
4 cloves garlic minced
1 cup diced portabello mushrooms.
1 green onion diced
1 can Campbell's Beef Consume Soup
1/2 can of water
2 cups Minute Rice Brown Rice (white works too)
2 TB butter separated

you wont need much butter. My dad makes it with just about the whole stick. Not necessary. Start with a TB
Melt in a saute pan
Add your dry rice and start toasting till brown. This really changes the flavor of the rice in the long run. It gives it a nutty flavor
While rice is browning. Dice up the baby portabella mushrooms. I get them as small as possible so the mushroom hating kids wont know they are in the rice
You only need about half a container or a cup diced
Now the rice is nice a brown. Add the rice to your baking dish
Add one more TB of butter to the hot pan and melt
add onions and mushroonms
Once the onions and mushrooms are cooked add one green onion that is diced. I split it down the stalk long ways and then slice
Add to the pan with the garlic
measure out your liquid so you are equal parts rice to liquid. For me it is one can of consume and one half can of water
Now your veggies are perfect. Doesn't the smell just kill you??
Add the veggies to the baking pan
add the liquid. Really this has only taken about 10 minutes to make. Its just that easy
Pop into a preheated 350 oven . Cook covered for one hour
I like when the sides and bottom get toasty brown, but if you dont then keep an eye on it in the oven and adjust your time

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