Saturday, October 2, 2010

Weekends are for relaxing...

Hi everyone, I'm doing a little relaxing right now and following some blog hops that I'm not familiar with.  I've started looking for unusual giveaways, reviews and new recipes to try.  One 2 Try did a review and is hosting a giveaway for Lotus Foods which specializes in various kinds of rice from around the world.  They have some awesome recipes on their website too!

If you'd like to try to WIN the rice cook on One 2 Try, click HERE and let her know I sent you (Tina from GivingNSharing).  Thanks!
I was thinking that this sounds so good, and I have a feeling that I'm going to be trying it very soon - even if I just have to use a brown rice!  I think it would be really good with salmon or chicken.  Maybe even leftover Thanksgiving Turkey.  Yum!

Bhutanese Red Rice Pilaf with Cranberries
(Click here to order and see other recipes)
2 cups of Bhutanese Red Rice
4 tablespoons olive oil
8 tablespoon minced onion
1/2 cup dried cranberries*
1 tablespoon orange zest
3 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
In a 1 quart sauce pan heat the oil over medium flame, add onions and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes, making sure not to color. Add the cranberries and orange zest to the onions for the last minute. Stir in rice and coat with oil until rice is hot. Stir in water, add salt and bring to a boil. Cover, lower heat and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Let rest for a few minutes before fluffing; add the chopped walnuts on top and serve.

If made in a rice cooker, sauté onions in the oil directly in the rice cooker. When onions are translucent stir in the cranberries, zest and cook for a minute. Stir in the rice and coat with oil. Pour in the water, cover and let the rice cooker do the rest.

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