Friday, September 9, 2011

Creamy Cheesy Garlicky Rice With Spinach - French Fridays With Dorie


















Just as the name suggested, this cheesy rice is creamy ,cheesy  & garlicky . Dorie's recipe called for Arborio or other round risotto rice but I used Basmati rice instead , and it turned out delicious ! This recipe will go well with pasta too and I shall try with pasta the next time I want something creamy , cheesy and garlicky :)  I reduced the amount of cheese , cream and butter and the result was just as good. Flavorful and tasty!

















I packed this cheesy rice into two big bell peppers as suggested by Dorie in her book and baked them covered with aluminium foil in baking pan in the oven for 35 minutes . Boy , it smells good besides the garlicky, buttery smell, the aroma from the green pepper makes the baked cheesy rice delicious. And the lucky one to share this cheesy rice is my Piggy Jo. She is back for the weekend and she too finds it yummy :))  I love having her around...she loves food and I love feeding her this cheesy rice....cheese being one of her favorite dairy product. This cheesy rice must be served the instant it is ready and must be eaten chaud, caldo , hot! A hit with me and Piggy Jo but not Wild Boar. He is not a fan of cheese and whatmore in his rice LOL!  


















This cheesy rice is so simple and easy to make.  Just boil the Arborio or risotto rice in chicken broth, cook spinach until tender , squeeze dry and chop coarsely. Cook onion and garlic in some butter, then just add in the cooked risotto rice , spinach , cheese , cream and add in the salt and pepper to taste.  That's it.  A delicious cheesy rice in just under an hour !  Baking the cheesy rice in green bell pepper will take a bit longer time though but worth the wait :)




















 ' ces't délicieux '

(french word for yummy )

and 

bonne journée 

(french word for have a nice day)




Do hop over to see what the rest of the Doristas have come up 
with this Friday recipe :)




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26 comments:

  1. It looks so "fun" sitting there in the pepper. Glad you enjoyed it :-)
    Have a great weekend.

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  2. We put the rice in peppers, too - so good! Yours look wonderful.

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  3. I'd been wondering how this would work with a different type of rice. Glad it was a success! Love the idea to do this with pasta, too. Hadn't even thought of that. YUM!

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  4. I'm glad you used basmati rice and the dish turned out great. I'll have to remember that the next time I don't want to buy arborio!

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  5. This one will worth a fortune in Kim Gary

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  6. I almost used my regular rice but did not know if it would become "creamy" enough...glad to see that yours did.

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  7. Interesting that this worked with regular rice. I was initially planning to try this with some brown rice, but then I discovered a forgotten half pack of árborio rice tucked in the back of my cupboard and thought it was the perfect chance to finish it off. Your basmati cheesy rice looks delicious and I will probably try it with regular rice next time as well.

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  8. So beautiful in your multicolored peppers! Glad you enjoyed~

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  9. The multicolored peppers are gorgeous.

    Happy French Friday! Can't wait to see your success next week.

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  10. I love the look of your dish made with basmati! I might have to try that next time.w

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  11. I don't trust anyone who isn't a fan of cheesy rice! Everything looks delicious. I can't wait to try out this recipe!

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  12. ces't délicieux! For certain! And your pictures look so good too! Love that you took the extra step of stuffing the peppers.

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  13. So pretty! Good to know that it tastes just as good with the basmati rice.

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  14. Nice job, Elin! Love the look of the stuffed peppers. I did this with the leftovers. Good both ways. Thanks for sharing that this works with other types of rice. So many possibilities.

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  15. Your stuffed peppers look absolutely wonderful!
    Your kitchen must have smelled amazing!

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  16. Oh my, your peppers and rice look wonderful. I'm happy to know that it works well with other rice too. Yum!

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  17. Beautifully done!
    I like the idea of trying different kinds of rice for this dish and the rice in the green peppers looks so fresh and delicious;-)

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  18. Glad to hear the results of someone who used "normal" rice and that all worked-out great. I don't usually keep risotto rice around and I'd much rather just use what I have on hand. Great job!

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  19. Yours looks yummy, it's cool that you did this with Basmati rice, it makes me want to try it with regular, white, short grain rice! :)

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  20. This looks delicious! I liked that you lowered the fat in them and that it still tasted delicious! Nicely done!

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  21. Looks delicious! I am going to have to try stuffing this rice in peppers soon - it looks so good!

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  22. I used my rice for stuffed peppers, too. My partner liked it so much, we had it two nights in a row! Glad yours went over well for two-thirds of your family!

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  23. Love how so many folks stuffed this in peppers! Yours look good.

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