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Culinary Classics: Five tasty rice dishes

Fig present in our diet and often in large quantities. That is understandable, because it is such a rewarding, satisfying and affordable. Also, it is easy to combine with other products. Today we are discussing the most favorite and delicious rice dishes.

Vegetable etude

Rice dishes with vegetables are considered dietary, but this does not cease to be delicious. To make sure of this, prepare a rice casserole with zucchini. Boil 150 g of white rice in salted water. Finely grate a medium zucchini, mix it with 3 eggs, 100 g of hard cheese, cooked rice and 2 tbsp. l. parsley. To give the casserole an interesting aroma and rich yellow color, lightly fry ¼ tsp in butter. turmeric, ½ tsp. caraway seeds and 1 tsp. ginger root. Add spices and salt to the squash mixture and pour it into a greased baking dish. We put it in an oven preheated to 180 ° C for 25 minutes. Then we take out, season the casserole with sour cream. We send her to bake for another 5 minutes. Such a dish of zucchini and rice will especially delight households who cherish the figure.

Meat ideal 

Meatballs with rice

The best rice dishes should be with meat, many gourmets are sure. Homemade meatballs, no doubt, can be considered as such. Scroll through a meat grinder 400 g of pork and beef. Mix the minced meat with chopped onion, a clove of garlic, 150 g of boiled rice, salt and spices. Let the minced meat "rest" at room temperature for about an hour. In the meantime, we will prepare the sauce for this rice and meat dish. Fry the onion and 300 g of sweet pepper in a saucepan with a thick bottom. Add 400 g of peeled tomatoes, 100 ml of dry red wine, salt and pepper to taste, bring the mixture to a boil. Pour in 400 ml of broth, put in ½ tsp. basil and oregano, simmer for 5 minutes. We form meatballs from minced meat, dip them in boiling tomato sauce and simmer for 35 minutes. If you don't have time to stand at the stove, cook the same rice dish in a slow cooker. In any case, the family will appreciate it perfectly. 

Rich catch

Such a dish of rice and seafood is in no way inferior to restaurant masterpieces

Delicious risotto is made from seafood, fish and rice. This dish is not as difficult to prepare as it seems at first glance. Fry the chopped onion and a clove of garlic in a saucepan until transparent. Pour 200 g of arborio rice to them and, stirring continuously, simmer it until al dente. In the process, pour in 100 ml of dry white wine and evaporate it. Then add 1 liter of salted fish broth to the saucepan. It is best to pour it in with a ladle as the liquid is absorbed. Connoisseurs claim that it takes exactly 17 minutes to prepare the perfect risotto. 10 minutes before the expiration of this time, put 150 g of shrimp, mussels and any white fish on the rice. At the very end, add black pepper with Provencal herbs, 100 ml of cream, 50 g of grated Parmesan and mix everything carefully. Such a dish of rice and seafood is in no way inferior to restaurant masterpieces. Your home culinary critics will surely confirm this. 

According to grandmothers recipes

Prepare pies for a family holiday and they will make a splash

Dishes with rice and mushrooms are classics that cannot get boring. Its best embodiment is rightfully pies. In a deep bowl, mix 200 g of flour, ¾ glass of warm milk, 30 g of yeast and leave this mass for 3 hours at room temperature. Then we introduce another 200 g of flour, 2 yolks, 2 tbsp. l. vegetable oil, knead the dough and put it in a warm place for 3 hours. In the meantime, we will take care of the filling: fry 300 g of mushrooms with onions, salt and spices and mix them with 100 g of boiled rice. Divide the finished dough into portions of 150 g, roll out round cakes from them, iron the filling in the center of each. We fasten the opposite edges of the cake, give it an oblong shape. We bake this rice dish in the oven at 220 ° C until golden brown. Prepare pies for a family celebration and they will make a splash!

Rice sweetness

In this version, rice is especially popular with children, although adults will not be left out either. Sweet rice main courses? Why not? Fragrant pilaf with dried fruits is a dish that is hard to resist. First of all, pour boiling water over a mixture of dried apricots, prunes and raisins - we take each ingredient 50 g. Dry the dried fruits well and chop them with a knife. Cut raw carrots into cubes and fry in a deep frying pan with the addition of 3 tbsp. l. vegetable oil, 2 tbsp. l. honey, a pinch of cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. When the carrots are caramelized, add a glass of washed rice, chopped dried fruits and mix everything. Fill the rice with water so that it covers it by about two fingers. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer the rice over low heat for 30–35 minutes. Then remove it from the stove and let it brew for another 10-12 minutes. In this version, rice is especially liked by children, although adults will not be left out either.  

Do you have any favorite rice recipes in your family? What is your daily menu without? What do you cook for loved ones for the holidays? Share the secrets of your signature rice dishes.  

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