Monday, October 10, 2005

Iron Chef....Rice???



Well all right, per Andy's request this week's challenge is going to be the most undramatic rice. He didn't specify, so I guess I can use any kind of rice I want, but he seems to think I can come up with some new ways to make rice that I haven't before. I may choose to do a risotto this week, because other than my doomed pumpkin risotto a few weeks back, I've never actually made risotto- that could be fun. I am also thinking a rice pudding. Andy suggested an ice cream...maybe a rice pudding ice cream with rum soaked raisins? My usual uses for rice are actually pretty limited. I make a creamed rice that is just milk and rice, and we top it with cinnamon sugar (A Mom specialty- comfort food to me). I eat rice plain as a side (both brown and white). And I have done fried rice- although I am not super fab at that, I do okay. And of course, I top rice with anything Indian or Asian inspired- but thats really plain rice anyway.

This is unexpected, as Andy has always struck me as a non- rice eater, and he'll be around all week. So, tomorrow I will post something ricey!

And in the meantime....I am pleased to announce for all to see that my beautiful baby sister (well, one of them for now anyway) is engaged!!!!! Rachel has finally met her soulmate- and I have to say she did very well at that! I already love Cody like a brother- and my kids are pretty darned fond of him too. So congratulations you two!!! I look forward to helping with the planning and witnessing the beginning of forever!!!!

4 comments:

Joe said...

Congrats Rachel! Can't wait to see what you do with the rice!

Lizzy said...

Mmmmm...I love rice! Don't worry--your other baby sister's taking her time. :) We'll see what happens come Christmastime. ;) Or if not, before he goes overseas next summer.

Erika said...

Wait...

John's going overseas? For what? Don't leave me hanging Lizzie!

Lizzy said...

He's gotta do his internship...he's in the intercultural studies major as well (that's my major) and is gonna go learn to speak and write Arabic for the summer over near Saudi Arabia somewhere. He eventually plans on living there, at least for a while, and if we do end up together, I'd obviously be going with him. :)