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post #21 of 27
subbing... great ideas!
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by AFWife View Post
I need more basic advice: How the **** do you cook brown rice???
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/a...ipe/index.html

This is foolproof and it works perfect every time. I don't ever cook brown rice on the stovetop any more.
post #23 of 27
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Has anyone made pizza from scratch and frozen it?
Yes. We just freeze the crusts after they have been rolled out to size.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by Arduinna View Post
no, because I can mix the dough and have it rise and ready to cook in an hour so I haven't felt the need.
I have, unsuccessfully. I did my dough in bread machine, parbaked, added toppings and cheese, froze. I made several and they all burned. I'd love guidance on how to get it right!
post #25 of 27
Martha Stewart has a chicken finger recipe that is the bomb. (on my phone now, can't link). The "batter" is wheat germ and bran, flax, parm, garlic/onion powder, bread crumbs. So good. I make several lbs of tenders, bake and freeze on a cookie sheet before throwing in ziploc. Reheat at 350 for ten minute or so.
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post #27 of 27
Rice doesn't freeze too well -- it gets all gritty. I make (white) basmati rice when I make rice, I soak it for about a half hour(preferably longer, but i can never remember to soak them until I actually start cooking! -- that reminds me, i gotta go soak some rice!) i rinse the rice a few times(mostly because our rice often has dirt or something in it, we buy from the indo-pak store, and i think they actually get it from pakistan ) then, I fill the pot of water with enough water that when i stick my pinky in the pot, and the tip of my pinky touches the water, the water level comes up to the first joint on my pinky, so about an inch of water over the top of the rice?

I add salt if i feel like it, then i let the rice come to a boil. I let it boil for a few minutes, until its at a really good boil, then i put a towel(paper or cloth) and the lid goes on the pot, let it boil another few seconds, then turn off the heat. Let sit 15-20 min.

eta: if the rice is still not cooked all the way, I will sometimes stick it in the microwave in a lidded container, add a little extra water(a tablespoon or so, depending on how much rice it is), and let it boil in the microwave, or i'll add a little more water in the rice pot, let that water cook for a while, then put the lid back on. the longer the lid is on(and the steam is held in) the longer it is cooking.
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