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Old 03-30-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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ISO - Rice Side Dish To Serve With Beef

I wonder if any of you can give me a good recipe for a side dish that I want to make to take to my brother's for Easter Dinner tomorrow. His wife has asked me for a rice dish. They are doing a Beef sirloin on the BBQ apparently.

Thanks for your input. Also, can balsamic vinegar be used if it's VERY old? like, I mean years?

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Old 03-30-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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This salad would be good for a BBQ.

Snow White Inn’s Rice Salad

3 cups long grain rice
1 large bunch of celery
1 large cucumber peeled
6-8 green and red peppers cleaned
6 large tomatoes peeled
1 quart Hellmann’s mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
Salt
White pepper
1 T Accent
Cook rice in salted boiling water. Wash in cold water until it runs clear and drain in colander. Spread rice on a baking sheet and allow to dry while working on the vegetables. Chop celery, peppers, cucumbers and squeeze out water or allow to drain. Finely chop tomatoes and allow to drain in strainer. Mix all ingredients. Makes 1 gallon-smaller amounts do not seem to taste as good.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:41 PM   #3
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Nice rice salad, Aunt Bea!

As for the vinegar, some balsamics have been aged for many, many years. I just checked my Trader Joe's, it was aged for 10 years, and I've had it for at least 5 after that! I'd do a sniff test, maybe taste a bit. Also, your vinegar may have a "use by" date in microscopic print somewhere on the bottle. I don't think it will go bad, I've used vinegars that are quite elderly with no ill effects. The taste is probably the only thing that might suffer, if anything.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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I'd go with wild rice, but that is because I have so much of it on hand (and the natural wild rice, not the cultivated wild rice). Although I usually have jars of this on hand, you can make it the same day:

Wild Rice Pilaf Mix
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:02 PM   #5
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Here's one I make: Rice with sauteed onion, garlic, red and yellow bell peppers, and peas (frozen peas, thawed). The peas are tossed in at the end, and mixed just until heated.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:03 PM   #6
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Nice recipes, gals!

You might want to try my Rice Pilaf that I made recently.

Half cup of jasmine rice, half cup of orzo, browned in butter and oil. I added sliced shallots, chopped mushrooms to the saute', and then a handful of golden raisins, with two cups of rich chicken broth and one tablespoon of curry powder. Simmered for 15 min on low, fluffed, and added some slivered almonds to the mix. Very tasty.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:05 PM   #7
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Thank you

Thanks. I tried to discern an expiry date but can't see one. I appreciate your reply.

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Nice rice salad, Aunt Bea!

As for the vinegar, some balsamics have been aged for many, many years. I just checked my Trader Joe's, it was aged for 10 years, and I've had it for at least 5 after that! I'd do a sniff test, maybe taste a bit. Also, your vinegar may have a "use by" date in microscopic print somewhere on the bottle. I don't think it will go bad, I've used vinegars that are quite elderly with no ill effects. The taste is probably the only thing that might suffer, if anything.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:06 PM   #8
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Thanks for that suggestion.

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Here's one I make: Rice with sauteed onion, garlic, red and yellow bell peppers, and peas (frozen peas, thawed). The peas are tossed in at the end, and mixed just until heated.
Sounds darned good! Thank you.
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This is a simple and easy pilaf recipe that compliments beef very well.

Pilaf

1 C Rice, long grain
4 Tb Butter
2 Nests of Angel Hair Pasta
2 C Beef broth


Thoroughly rinse and drain the rice.


Melt the butter in a 2-quart sauce pan. Crumble the pasta nests into the butter. Brown the pasta in the butter. The butter and the noodles should turn a fairly dark brown (more than golden brown but less than burned). It is the browning of the butter and noodles that really gives the pilaf its flavor.


Add the rice and cook over medium heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer, and cook, covered, for 25 minutes. Don't open the pan to look or stir.


At the end of the cooking time, turn off the burner and let it rest in the pan (covered) for 5 to 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.
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This is a simple and easy pilaf recipe that compliments beef very well.


Pilaf

1 C Rice, long grain
4 Tb Butter
2 Nests of Angel Hair Pasta
2 C Beef broth


Thoroughly rinse and drain the rice.


Melt the butter in a 2-quart sauce pan. Crumble the pasta nests into the butter. Brown the pasta in the butter. The butter and the noodles should turn a fairly dark brown (more than golden brown but less than burned). It is the browning of the butter and noodles that really gives the pilaf its flavor.


Add the rice and cook over medium heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer, and cook, covered, for 25 minutes. Don't open the pan to look or stir.


At the end of the cooking time, turn off the burner and let it rest in the pan (covered) for 5 to 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.
were I you I'd make this recipe it is wonderful we make it all the time and love it.
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