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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Rice Anyone?!

Everyone has a favorite rice recipe in their recipe files. Rice is a versatile food; it can be used in appetizers, side dishes, main dishes and even desserts. It can be used as a comfort food, filler, or a wonderful culinary centerpiece.

With all the rice recipes to be discovered there are also a great many types of rice. For each rice recipe in the cooking world today, there is a type of rice that fits the recipe best.

Rice may seem like a plain and simple dish to prepare, but with the many varieties of rice, there are almost endless ways to prepare rice recipes.

Coconut and Saffron Rice

· 1 cup long grain rice

· 1 cup water

· 3/4 cup canned coconut milk

· 5-6 saffron threads

· ¼ cup vegetable stock

· 1 dash of angostura bitters


Combine water, coconut milk and vegetable stock in a saucepan with a snug fitting lid. Bring to a boil and add rice and saffron threads. Return to a boil then add bitters; reduce heat so the rice will simmer. Cover and cook until the liquid is absorbed (about 25 minutes).

This dish can be garnished with toasted desiccated coconut.

Suggested servings 4

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