Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Apple Almond Rice Mix

We are only a few days into 2012, and it is shaping up to be a mighty fine food year already.
Mighty fine.
From the authentic Mexican restaurant seafood dish of shrimp and octopus cocktail topped with avocado, an oyster, cilantro, drenched in oyster juice (yum)

to the homemade mocha frappuccino which, turns out, can be blended most adequately at the bathroom sink of your basic Motel 6 room (do I love my happy frappies?  Indeed I do)
to the apple almond rice mix, which can be stirred up ahead of time and bagged for your pantry, ready to be simmered later with water, apple juice, and a touch of butter for a slightly fruity, crunchy, very flavorful side dish.

2012.  Oh yeah.  Bring it on.

NOTE:  I omitted the parsley flakes in this recipe because I didn't have any.  The recipe makes four bags of mix, but you can divide it your first time to see if you like it.  Recipe kindly provided by the USA Rice Federation.



Blogger Farm Girl said...

What a nice recipe! I think it would be wonderful to have that in the cupboard. I was thinking about you the other day, my son just had his 26th birthday. Isn't your Ben's birthday the same day?
I hope you new year is off to a great start.

January 3, 2012 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

It's kind of like homemade rice pilaf mix but better! Way cool.

January 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

wow, it all looks wonderful!

January 5, 2012 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger chow and chatter said...

great recipes and we all need easy things to put together thanks so much for visiting my blog

happy new year


January 6, 2012 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Gigi said...

Hi Lynn,
That apple/almond/rice recipe sounds so good! I love rice but don't make it often enough for some reason -- must try this one though!

January 7, 2012 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Nellie said...

Thank you for your comment on my little blog, Lynn. I've looked you up now! Very nice to have that rice mix waiting in the pantry! Thank you so much!

January 7, 2012 at 9:51 AM  

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