Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Rosemary- Blue Cheese Rice

Whipped up a quick and easy lunch for one! Yup, I've got to learn to cook for myself so that I don't end up with a whole fridge full of unfinished food. And if I continue to cook up lunches like this tasty dish, then I don't think I'll have any problem with left-overs :P

Rosemary-Blue Cheese Rice

- 3 cups cooked rice (a mixture of wild, brown and white)
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 1 tbsp dried rosemary
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup red cooking wine
- 50g crumbled blue cheese
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tsp sugar

1. Heat rice in the microwave so that it is warmed through.
2. In a small pot, heat the oil on medium and add in the rosemary. Once fragrant, add in the chopped onion, and continue cooking until tender.
3. Add in half of the cooking wine, and then add in the blue cheese. Continue to stir the mixture until the cheese melts. Add some salt and pepper, and the sugar.
4. Add in the rice to the pot and stir until the rice is nicely coated with all of the blue cheese "sauce".
5. Place rice on a nice plate and serve!

This recipe actually made enough rice for two people, so I suppose I'll just eat the rest for dinner or for lunch tomorrow... who knows? The sugar and the red cooking wine cuts the sharpness of the blue cheese while still keeping that distinct cheese flavor. I simply loved this rice, it was irresistible! I ended up almost cleaning the pot without washing it... jkjk, I washed it :P This recipe is definitely a keeper!


Palidor said...

I really like wild rice, but I've never tried to make it at home. Come to think of it, I don't think I can even get wild rice in the supermarket, aside from crappy Uncle Ben's. :-P

BTW, I don't think you have to worry about your guests being entertained at a house party. The food, some wine, and each other's company will be more than enough! Or if you're not convinced, you could try renting a scary movie. Then you'll have loads of fun when your guests leave and you have to sleep in your new place by yourself. ;-)

silverrock said...

hahaha... good idea, I actually enjoy scary movies. That sounds like a great idea! Thanks!