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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Yellow Rice

  Remember Helen Partlow?... She is home cook that bettered the lives of others through food. Yeah that Helen. Well I love her cookbook. I've decided I want to cook my way through this cookbook and tell you about it.I think you'd love it AND if I EVER find another copy I will give it away on here.It's a stretch if I find another copy,but what not a stretch,LOVING THIS COOKBOOK. It's simple,solid and has some wonderful recipe in it that CAN NOT be passed up on. Yellow rice is one of those recipes. It's a quick side dish for any meal,try and you'll see.

       Gather your ingredients: onion,green pepper,tomato,butter,water,chicken bouillon, salt,long grain rice and turmeric. >>>>>> Stop the presses,you saw that right: turmeric.
   Chop the onion and green pepper. Seed and chop the tomato. Add some butter to a medium size saucepan,add the chopped veggies and some salt to the pan.Cook until tender,a few minutes tops.
  Add the rice and turmeric,stir it around to combine.
 Next add the water and chicken bouillon,stir to combine.Bring to a boil,reduce heat and simmer for 15-16 minutes.
  Fine. Fine. Fine. It's simple,fluffy and perfect. The rich flavors of the turmeric really pairs well with roasted chicken. I should know I made it with my favorite roasted chicken recipe not to long ago. I love easy dinners,makes my week so much easier.

*****Soooooo until I can give away a copy of Helen Partlow's cookbook,I want to give away some almost as wonderful: Red & Green Pepper Jelly. Comment on this post and tell me about a cookbook that has recently made it way into your cookbook library. Helen Partlow and Lisa Fain are my two favorite cookbook authors as of late,what are yours??? The giveaway will end Saturday night at 12:00 a.m. I will announce the winner in my post on Sunday night. So get to thinking and make some Yellow Rice.*****

Yellow Rice
adapted from Helen Partlow's Recipes
1/4c chopped onion
1/4 c chopped green pepper
1 tomato,seeded and chopped
2 TBL butter
1 tsp salt
2 c water
2 tsp chicken stock base or 2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 c long grain rice
1/4 tsp turmeric
1. In a medium size saucepan, melt the butter over med-high heat.Add the onion,green pepper and tomato.Toss in the salt,stir to combine.Cook until tender.
2. Add in the rice and turmeric,stir to combine. Next add the chicken bouillon and water,stir to combine.Cover,bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Simmer for 15-16 minutes until liquid is absorbed.

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