We like the many varieties of rice we can find now.
Many are organic and combined with quinoa.
We do not eat white rice often but when we do we prefer jasmine for it's fruity notes.
Yesterday I showed you my rice station in our small kitchen (scroll down to last post).
Today let's make fruited rice.
Do not fret if you cannot find puffed organic rice and quinoa (found at Costco).
Any favorite rice of yours can be substituted.
We like jasmine rice with dried fruit, citrus juice and zest.
This is the Fruited Rice above, it also has quinoa in it.
Quinoa gives the dish added protein.
Step 1: Prepare whatever rice that is to your liking. (I use a rice cooker which I cannot do without)
Step 2: Chop whatever dried fruit that is to your liking while your rice is cooking.
Step 3: Add dried cranberries and nuts if you so desire to your assembled dried fruit.
Step 4: Zest a citrus fruit and juice it. (I often use the juice and zest of a navel orange or a lemon)
Step 5: Add chopped dried fruit, zest, and citrus juice to cooked rice and stir lightly and fluff
Note: To make a curried fruited rice add the best curry powder you can find about two to three teaspoons to the finished rice. We love a curried fruited rice.
Note a: Dried fruit is expensive and sweet but a little goes a long way in rice
If you do a lot of zesting a microplane is the tool for that task. It is sharp and does the task quickly. I found mine at a garage sale but they are at Williams Sonoma and at Amazon.com.
Linking with Yvonne for On The Menu Monday for the first time because y'all know I post recipes every third full moon on a blue Monday (recipes cause me great anxiety). Yvonne is eight kinds of awesome do visit Stone Gables as her blog is lovely and she is as well inside and out.