Quick and Easy (Baked) Rice & Link to 2 New Online Shiurim

My mother gave me this recipe years ago, which a friend had passed along to her years before that.  I have since shared the recipe with others, and the feedback is always great. 

This is a perfect side dish for an anytime meal: Shabbos, Yomtov, or to serve with a weeknight dinner.  It’s super quick to throw together, and delicious both with poultry or meat.  If you follow my recipes, you would probably guess (correctly so!) that I use brown rice, which works so well in this recipe.  But feel free to use white rice, if you prefer.

Quick and Easy (Baked) Farfel with Rice

In a oven safe dish (or in a 9×13 foil pan for ease of clean up) combine:

One 10 oz. package (raw) Greenfields Farfel, (the shape and size of this brand of farfel looks like rice and should be found in the pasta/rice/lokshin section of your kosher grocery store)

1/2 c. raw rice (brown or white)

3 1/2 c. water, drizzle neutral-flavor oil, 2-3 spoons (M.S.G. free) onion soup mix, dash black pepper

When I’m in the mood, I sometimes add a very light drizzle of pure maple syrup (because I use it in so many dishes and it adds great flavor!)

Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake on 350*, covered, for about 45 minutes, till all the water is absorbed and the rice is soft. 

Optional: For a lot of added flavor (and if your kids don’t mind sautéd veggies in their food….) Begin by sautéing one large diced onion, a handful of mushrooms, chopped, and half a bell pepper, diced.  Sauté about 10-15 minutes, till the vegetables are soft and slightly browned.  Add the sautéd vegetables to the mixture above and continue with the recipe above. 

Note: *Check the rice after about a half hour of baking – you may need to add more water! 

*The farfel-rice freezes very well, so it can be prepared in advance, frozen, and then reheated before serving. 

And in Torah news 🙂

Link to 2 new shiurim on YUTorah

Ahavas Yisrael: In Theory or in Practice,” Presented yesterday (6.25) at the Yeshivat HaKotel 5T’s Community Collaborative Conference, which took place at the YI Woodmere.

http://www.yutorah.org/sidebar/lecture.cfm/880736/mrs-michal-horowitz/ahavas-yisrael-in-theory-or-in-practice-/

Parshas Chukas: The Futility of “Why?”, Presented this morning (6.26) at OHEL Family & Child Services, in Far Rockaway, NY.

http://www.yutorah.org/sidebar/lecture.cfm/880804/mrs-michal-horowitz/parshas-chukas-the-futility-of-why-/

בתאבון ובברכת חודש טוב ובשורות טובות

Michal

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