My good friend Jess, who occassionally appears on the blog has been doing a little Julie & Julia Project of her own with Eat Move Write recipes. Admittedly, this all strokes my ego perhaps a little too much, but it also makes me realize that I should probably pay a wee bit more attention to the recipes I put on here.
Today, Jess attempted my Chicken & Rice Bake. It's a frequent meal in the Myers household, and I've thrown that recipe on here probably more than a couple times. However, I've apparantly never specified that in order to bake it the suggested amount of time, you need to use QUICK COOK rice.
Dear Jess used Basmati rice and called me after the allotted time. What did I do wrong?!? Nothing, my friend. I'm just the eternal artist, impossible with the details. Forgive me.
Of course, she did forgive me, and she managed to get the recipe to turn out semi-normal, if slightly dry, after alot more baking. She sent me home with some leftovers. yay!
So, all this is to say, that for future reference, all rice recipes I make will use quick cook brown rice, unless otherwise stipulated. :D
Anywho, on to the food. Last night, I made one of my favorite foods in the world.
Ground Turkey Stroganoff
I will attempt to give you the incredibly no-brainer spices-in-a-packet recipe, hopefully with no gaping what-type-of-rice-to-use kind of holes.
1 lb ground turkey
1 bag of no-yolk egg noodles
1 cup light sour cream or greek yogurt
1 packet beef stroganoff seasoning (you can also use dry mushroom soup mix)
2 cups water (not counting the water needed to boil the noodles)
Boil noodles as directed, drain.
Brown meat. Once browned, add in seasoning (or dry soup) and two cups of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occassionally. Take skillet off heat and stir in the sour cream (or yogurt). Stir in the drained egg noodles.
Serve... So easy! I swear!
I made salads to go with the stroganoff. I used these funny bell-shaped yellow tomatoes I bought at the market. Love them!
Today has been busy, yet productive. My favorite kind of day. I'm about to work a bit more on my book and then go pick hubby up from work.
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