"Piehole" in Midwestern means "mouth," as in "Shut your piehole." Preferably we shut it on some tasty home cooking. We love to grow, market, buy, cook, bake and grill so we can feed our faces, chow down, pig out, scarf & whatnot. I'm a born Midwestern home cook posting foods and recipes that show up in front of me, because like all Midwesterners I eat what's put in front of me. Pull up a chair. What can I get you?

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Rice and Milk: Updating an Easy Classic

These days it's brown rice with dried cherries and slivered almonds. I tried Minute Rice brown rice microwavable single servings (1 cup) just to try it out. It's fully cooked, so just empty the plastic cup (hate that plastic) and heat the rice in your plate. Do heat it first for 60 seconds and it'll taste fresher. I've just discovered that dry brown rice, even in a nice glass jar, after several months goes rancid and instead of a  nutlike taste and texture tastes sour! Folks who hate brown rice were probably served rancid brown rice and the cook didn't know it. This Minute Rice product tasted fine, though, and saved 45 minutes of stove time. Good if you need fast or portable brown rice.

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