Sunday, July 8, 2012

R is for Rice and Rhubarb

Remember me?

So a lot has happened since last I blogged. First, The Mrs. and I have moved. We recently bought a house and are really happy being homeowners and having a mortgage. Next, Mrs. ALPHAbiteICAL got accepted to graduate school! She'll take her first class in the fall for Higher Education Administration. And lastly, the cupcakery I manage has opened a second location. There have been several challenges to work out with the new store but it is going pretty well. Cupcakes have been selling like... well cupcakes and that's all I can ask for.

Recently I had a chance to play in my new kitchen and here are the results.

Rice Balls
-1 cup uncooked rice
-3T cilantro, chopped
-3t paprika
-1t oregano
-1/2cup chopped onion
-2 cloves of minced garlic
-2 eggs
-2T mayonnaise
-2t salt
-1t pepper
-1 cup Panko bread crumbs
-Oil for frying

Cook rice and drain water. Stir in cilantro, paprika, oregano, eggs, mayonnaise, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Roll the rice mixture into balls and roll in bread crumbs. Heat the oil and when it is hot fry the rice balls for about 4 minutes.

Rhubarb Pie

-2 stalks of rhubarb, chopped (about 2 cups)
-6 strawberries, chopped (about 1 cup)
-1/4 cup brown sugar
-1/4 cup sugar
-2T flour
-1t lemon juice
-1t lemon zest
-1T instant tapioca pudding
-2 sheets of puff pastry

Spread the puff pastry sheets on a floured surface and roll out the pastry 1 inch. Press the pastry into 4 ramekins. Roll out the remaining dough and cut out 4 circles to top your pie.

Mix all the other ingredients in a large bowl and fill the ramekins with the mixture. Bake for 40 minutes in a 360 degree oven.

Remind me to blog if you don't hear from me soon. Enjoy the food!

1 comment:

  1. Finally!! Sounds like all is well. Good to see you cookin' again :)