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Rice Recipes

Rice is probably the main food item that survivalist are stockpiling. The problem is food fatigue. It does not matter if you have a ton of rice, once food fatigue kicks in, you are not going to eat rice.

Hopefully this list of recipes will help break rice food fatigue.

This list of recipes is from Mary at the farm and book of recipes compiled during her visit among the “PENNSYLVANIA GERMANS” by EDITH M. THOMAS 1915

RICE MUFFINS

1 cup cold boiled rice.
Yolk of egg and white beaten separately.
1 teaspoon sugar.
1/2 teaspoon salt.
1 cup sweet milk.
2 cups flour.
2 teaspoonfuls baking powder.

Put the rice, yolk of egg, sugar and salt in a bowl and beat together; then add 1 teacup sweet milk alternately with the flour, in which has been sifted the baking powder. Add the stiffly-beaten white of egg; bake in muffin pans in hot oven. This makes about fifteen muffins.

RICE WAFFLES

Soup and Chowder Recipes

Stock is the basis of all soups made from meat, and is really the juice of the meat extracted by long and gentle simmering. In making stock for soup always use an agate or porcelain-lined stock pot. Use one quart of cold water to each pound of meat and bone. Use cheap cuts of meat for soup stock. Excellent stock may be made from bones and trimmings of meat and poultry. Wash soup bones and stewing meat quickly in cold water. Never allow a roast or piece of stewing meat to lie for a second in water. Aunt Sarah did not think that wiping meat with a damp cloth was all that was necessary (although many wise and good cooks to the contrary). Place meat and soup bones in a stock pot, pour over the requisite amount of soft, cold water to extract the juice and nutritive quality of the meat; allow it to come to a boil, then stand back on the range, where it will just simmer for 3 or 4 hours. Then add a sliced onion, several sprigs of parsley, small pieces of chopped celery tops, well-scraped roots of celery, and allow to simmer three-quarters of an hour longer. Season well with salt and pepper, 1 level teaspoonful of salt will season 1 quart of soup.

Strain through a fine sieve, stand aside, and when cool remove from lop the solid cake of fat which had formed and use for frying after it has been clarified. It is surprising to know the variety of soups made possible by the addition of a small quantity of vegetables or cereals to stock. A couple tablespoonfuls of rice or barley added to well-seasoned stock and you have rice or barley soup. A small quantity of stewed, sweet corn or noodles, frequently “left-overs,” finely diced or grated carrots, potatoes, celery or onions, and you have a vegetable soup. Strain the half can of tomatoes, a “left-over” from dinner, add a tablespoonful of butter, a seasoning of salt and pepper, chicken to a creamy consistency with a little cornstarch, add to cup of soup stock, serve with croutons of bread or crackers, and you have an appetizing addition to dinner or lunch.

RICE WAFFLES

Add 1 tablespoonful of butter and 1 tablespoonful lard to 1 cup of cold, boiled rice;
2 yolks of eggs, the whites beaten separately and added last;
2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoonful salt and 2 teaspoonfuls baking powder, sifted together;
1 teaspoonful of sugar and 1 teaspoonful of molasses, and enough sweet milk to make a thin batter.

Bake in hot waffle irons.

With these serve either maple syrup or a mixture of sugar and cinnamon.

RICE MUFFINS

1 cup cold boiled rice.
Yolk of egg and white beaten separately.
1 teaspoon sugar.
1/2 teaspoon salt.
1 cup sweet milk.
2 cups flour.
2 teaspoonfuls baking powder.

Put the rice, yolk of egg, sugar and salt in a bowl and beat together; then add 1 teacup sweet milk alternately with the flour, in which has been sifted the baking powder. Add the stiffly-beaten white of egg; bake in muffin pans in hot oven. This makes about fifteen muffins.

RICE GRIDDLE CAKES

½ cup boiled rice

½ cup flour

3 tablespoons fat

1 pint milk

⅔ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon soda

Stir rice in milk. Let stand one-half hour. Add other ingredients, having dissolved soda in one tablespoon cold water.

CREOLE RICE

2 tablespoons savory drippings

3 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon cayenne

1½ cups tomato juice and pulp

1 teaspoon onion juice

2 tablespoons chopped green pepper

1 tablespoon chopped olives

1 cup of rice

1 cup water

Wash rice and soak in water 30 minutes. Melt fat, add dry ingredients and gradually the tomatoes.

Stir in rice and other ingredients, also the water in which rice was soaked. Cook slowly one-half hour or until rice is tender.

LENTILS WITH RICE AND TOMATOES

¾ cup lentils

1 cup rice

1 quart tomatoes

1 teaspoon Worcestershire

2 teaspoons salt

¼ teaspoon cayenne

¼ teaspoon bay leaf

¼ teaspoon sage

Soak lentils over night; drain; add one quart fresh water and one teaspoon of salt. Cook slowly until tender. Add other ingredients. Steam or bake for 45 minutes.

TOMATO GUMBO

Bones and gristle from chicken or turkey

2 qts. cold water

1 cup okra

1 tablespoon chopped pimento

1½ teaspoons salt

½ cup rice

2 tablespoons fat

1½ cups tomatoes

¼ cup chopped parsley

Soak bones and gristle in the cold water 1 hour. Then boil slowly 1 hour, in same water. Strain out the bones and gristle and add other ingredients to the liquor. Boil this mixture slowly ¾ hour and serve.

RICE FRUIT CUSTARD

⅓ cup rice

1 cup milk

⅓ cup corn syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla

⅛ teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 cup fruit

Cook rice with milk in double boiler 30 minutes. Add other ingredients and cook 10 minutes. Chill and serve.

HINDU SALAD

2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 egg

⅛ teaspoon cayenne

2 tablespoons granulated gelatine, plus 2 tablespoons cold water

1 teaspoon mustard

1 teaspoon curry powder

3 tablespoons melted fat

1 cup milk

⅓ cup vinegar

2 cups cooked rice

2 tablespoons chopped olives

Mix dry ingredients, add egg and blend thoroughly. Add melted fat, milk and vinegar. Cook over hot water until thick as custard. Soften gelatine in cold water. Add to the hot dressing.

When dissolved add rice and olives, place in mold and chill. Serve plain or with ½ cup French dressing.

EGYPTIAN SALAD

1 cup left-over baked beans, cooked dried peas, or beans or lentils, or cooked rice, rice.

1 cup chopped celery

3 tablespoons chopped pepper

3 tablespoons chopped pickle

1 cup cooked salad dressing

Mix ingredients thoroughly and let stand 30 minutes to blend flavor thoroughly.

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