A Good New Recipe Find Tonight.....


This one would be good for Fridays or for Lent (unless you also abstain from milk and eggs, which we don't). It's from the January 2007 issue of Good Housekeeping.

1 package (8.8 ounces) precooked whole-grain brown rice (scant 2 cups)
4 teaspoons olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 jalapeno chile, seeded and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 cup frozen corn kernels
8 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
Prepared salsa (optional)

1. Heat brown rice as label directs.

2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In oven-safe nonstick 10-inch skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in jalapeno and garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring. Add frozen corn and cook 2 minute or until corn is thawed, stirring occasionally. Transfer corn mixture to bowl.

3. In large bowl, with wire whisk, beat eggs, milk, cilantro, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until well blended. Stir in rice, corn mixture, and cheese.

4. In same skillet, heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat until hot. Pour in egg mixture; cover and cook 3 minutes or until egg mixture starts to set around the edge.

5. Remove cover and place skillet in oven; bake 20 minutes or until knife inserted 2 inches from edge comes out clean. Remove frittata from oven; let stand 5 minutes.

5. To serve, loosen frittata from skillet; slide onto warm platter. Cut into wedges; serve with salsa if you like.

Serves 6.


Of course, if you want you don't have to use the precooked brown rice. But I keep it in my cupboard for those nights when I need to cook quickly and need help. If I were doing this the "right" way, I'd make extra brown rice earlier in the week and save it for this.

I like recipes like this because, except for the fresh cilantro (which I didn't use, 'cause I didn't have it!), it is made up with things that I usually have on hand. This would be a great "Hey, ya'll come over and I'll throw something together" meal. We had it with mixed melon chunks and iced tea. Very good.

It's going into the rotation.



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