Mindylynns Kitchen

June 22, 2009

rice reincarnated

Filed under: Food — Mindy M. @ 2:43 am

So I’ve been contemplating how to use left over rice to make yummy foods.    I attempted a rice pudding using left over steamed rice from chinese…I didn’t get the ratio right…way too much rice.  I’ll be trying that one again. But the one that I loved was a tortilla soup.  I used leftover spanish rice.  I used chicken stock salsa and diced fire roasted (canned) chilis to make the rice which I then used to make chicken chimichangas.  So with the leftover rice I had some fun.  I used a chicken stock that I flavored with a little of a tortilla soup packet (I think what I did next would have been enough) then I added some fire roasted salsa and some fire roasted (canned) peppers and brought it to a boil for a few minutes.  In a bowl I added 3/4 cups of rice, a handful of rotisserie chicken chunks, and some shredded (raw) napa cabbage and laddeled the broth on top.  I let it sit for a few minutes giving the broth a chance to bring all the ingredients to the appropriate temperature and to cook the cabbage.  I then topped it with a generous amount of fresh diced avocado, pico de gallo and crushed tortilla chips.  YUM

June 18, 2009

What’s for dinner this week

Filed under: Menu Planning — Mindy M. @ 9:09 am

Applesauce Salmon, roasted Asparagus, and tomato basil bisque
-well my origional plan was to make the tomato bisque, but the safeway select brand was on sale when I was grocery shopping so I cheated…Unfortunately I still haven’t perfected cooking fish in my stainless steel pans so it stuck pretty badly.  I think part of the problem is the pans I have, have rather steep sides so Im not able to get underneath my fish without damaging it


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