Foodsite Magazine’s recent article on Rice Dressings was a simple-to-follow modular recipe. Dressing, made with rice instead of bread, is a perfect excuse to make the starch in your meal more exciting and savory then plain potatoes.
So far Foodsite Magazine has published these modular recipes.
A definition of modular anything is described as: “Designed with standardized units or dimensions, for easy assembly and repair or flexible arrangement and use.”
Generally, we find the following used in most recipes.
Using the above as suggested categories, you are then free to cater to your own taste or utilize what you already have on hand. This flexibility is important. Here is how we broke down the Rice Dressing Modular recipe and the choices we suggested for building one’s own.
DIRECTIONS: (See suggested choices below)
(AROMATICS) Sauté aromatics in skillet.
(BULK BASE) Place about four cups of the rice of your choice in a bowl. Add aromatics.
(LIQUID) Add ½ cup melted butter and stir.
(LIQUID) Add two beaten eggs.
(LIQUID) If mixture is not holding together, add a small amount of additional liquid.
(HERBS, SEASONING) Stir in seasoning to taste.
(EXTRAS) Fold in extras, no more than a cupful.
Spread in cake pan or serving dish and bake, 20 minutes, covered, at 350-degrees.
Uncover and bake 10 additional minutes.
Build your own CHOICES:
Chopped fresh fruit
Open your horizons with more modular recipes from time to time to help keep your cooking options open, ever-changing and more exciting.