Monday, July 16, 2012

French Onion Savory Rice


 Last week I mentioned I made a savory rice to go with the ham and bean "chili" that I made.  So here it is:  French Onion Savory Rice.  The hardest part of making this rice is waiting for the onions to caramelize.  Once you get that part done, it's pretty simple and you can use either a rice cooker, like I did, or a pot on the stove to cook the rice to the correct tenderness.  My husband loved this rice and he said it was tasty on it's own.  If you want to totally cheat your way through this rice you can use 2 cans of French Onion Soup and save yourself the step of caramelizing the onions.

2 large onions sliced
2 cups raw rice washed well (brown or white)
4-5 cups of broth (chicken, vegetable or beef)
2Tbs of butter
1 Tbs of canola oil
1/2 tsp of dried thyme
2 cloves of grated or minced garlic
black pepper to taste
1 Tbs of dried parsley flakes
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1 Tbs of Worcestershire sauce
1/2 Tbs of red wine vinegar
1 bay leaf

In a large pan saute the onions on medium low heat with the butter,oil and a sprinkle of salt.  Stir occasionally, this step will take you 20-30 minutes

Add  garlic, dried thyme, parsley and black pepper.  Add washed rice and saute with all the other ingredients in the pan.
Add liquids, bay leaf into pan or transfer to rice cooker and add liquid.  Cook until rice is cooked through and tender. Fluff rice and serve hot as a side dish.  Enjoy.

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