Thank you all for the participation in last months Mexican theme, I was so happy to see the different takes on the chosen theme and I can tell that everyone is much more exited with the new club model.
But, before I let you on the October Menu. We have a new member in the club – Andrea from Adventures in all things Food has joined our virtual kitchens. And if you have time, please give her blog a little visit and say “hi”.
Last month I choose the theme. This month I decided to let luck picked our ingredient for the whole month.
And out came the most important staple food for a large part of the world’s human population, specially the East and South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and West Indies. It is the grain with the second-highest worldwide production, after maize (Corn).
Oh glorious rice!
So there you go – October recipes will all involved one common ingredient – Rice. And for it not to get boring, I decided to give you all different techniques and/or themes in how to cook it.
You can cook any of the recipes that I suggested, or venture on your own, as long as you stay within the theme of the week
Week of Oct 2 - Theme: Unusual and out of the box Use
Week of Oct 9 - Theme: Stuffed into something or with something
- Creamy Risotto Layer Cake
- Tomatoes Stuffed with Rice
- Arancine (Saffron Rice Balls)
- Calas (Fried Rice Fritters)
Week of Oct 16 - Theme: All in one dish
- Imperial Rice - Arroz Imperial 1 or Arroz Imperial 2
- Rice Salad or Tuna Rice Salad
- Butternut Squash and Rice Timbales
- Indonesian Coconut Rice with Chicken and Zucchini
Week of Oct 23 - Theme: Let’s make it Sweet!
Week of Oct 30 - Theme: What came first? The Risotto or The Paella?
- Butcher’s Choice Risotto
- Fisherman’s Paella or Seafood Paella
- Cauliflower Risotto
- The Ultimate Paella
There you guys have it, hopefully I got your Gutsy-ness flowing and we will be treated to wonderful takes on any of the above themes. Can not wait to start!
So are you guys ready? Get Set, and GO