Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sauerkraut Salad

2 c. kraut-well drained
l/2 c chop. celery
l/2 c. chop. green pepper
l/2 c. chop. onion
l/4 c. pimento or red pepper

l c sugar
l/2 c white vinegar
salt, pepper and garlic to taste
mix well

Add all: chill and serve---keeps well

Grandma and Grandpa have been making this for years and brought it to the family reunion last weekend.  It pretty much loses all it's sauerkraut flavor and is more in the three-bean-salad category.  It's good on its own (imo) but would also possibly be nice on something like a Reuben sandwich or something like this.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

2 cups of cooked white rice 
2 cups milk
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of sugar
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a large saucepan, combine the rice, milk, sugar and salt.  Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 20 minutes or until thickened, stirring often.  Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.  Spoon into serving dishes.  Serve warm; top with whipped cream if desired.  

NOTES:  We make this for food prep and the students are almost always skeptical at first, but then give it highest marks in the end of the year evaluation.

It's a fantastic comfort food that's easy and cheap to make.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Filipino Chocolate Rice Pudding(Champorado)

1 cup short grained rice(sushi rice)
1 can coconut milk
3 cups water
1/3 cup sugar
6 oz bittersweet chocolate
Half and half

Rinse the rice in cold water until the water runs clear.  Combine rice, coconut milk and water in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium heat and then reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until the rice is tender and the mixture thickens, remove from the heat.  Microwave the chocolate until just melted and stir it and the sugar into the rice.  Serve either warm or chilled, drizzled with milk or half and half.