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Rice Bread

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Barb 
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com 
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2011 12:24 AM
Subject: Lost Recipe

I am looking for "Aunt Polly's Rice Bread."  This is a recipe from my 
childhood my mother used to make.  It was in an old cookbook she owned 
and when she passed away, my sisters and I were unable to locate the 
cookbook or the recipe. I have searched the internet to no avail. It is 
a heavy, baked, sweet spoon-type bread - using cooked rice, not rice flour, 
as the main ingredient.  It would mean a great deal to me and my sisters 
if you are able to locate this recipe.
Thank you,
Barbara 

Hello Barb,

Sorry, I cannot find any mention of "Aunt Polly's Rice Bread". What was the name of the cookbook? I did find a couple of rice spoon bread recipes using cooked rice. However, they are not sweet. See below.

Phaed

Rice  Spoon  Bread

1 c. boiled rice 
1/4 c. cornmeal
2 c. buttermilk
1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
2 beaten eggs
2 tbsp. melted fat or butter

Combine the ingredients in the order given and stir until blended. 
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Grease a 1 1/2 to 2-quart ovenproof 
casserole and pour in the batter.  You may add crisply cooked pieces 
of ham or bacon to the batter before pouring into the casserole. 
Bake for about an hour.  This is good in place of a starchy vegetable. 
Serves 4-6.  
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Rice  Spoon  Bread

2 c. cold water
1 c. corn meal
1 c. cooked rice
1 c. milk
2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. shortening
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking powder

Cook cornmeal and water until thick.  Add other ingredients. 
Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour. 


Raisinettes Bars

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Margaret 
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com 
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2011 2:00 AM
Subject: Request for Raisinette Bar Recipe

Hello,

I hope you can help me.
I have searched for years for this recipe. It has become lost over many years 
and 5 moves.
It was in a magazine ad (a Raisinette ad) in the early 1980's, during Christmas.
Although I have tried to contact them and requested the recipe on several occasions, 
they have not been forthcoming with an answer of any kind.

It was my oldest son's favorite. He's gone now, but it would be good to remember 
him with his favorite holiday treat.

I can not remember the correct name but I believe it had Raisinette Bars in the name.

It was a medium brown bar. But was not a brownie.
I only remember a few of the ingredients:
Obviously flour, eggs,
and ginger. I remember ginger being in the recipe. And there were Raisinettes in 
the recipe.

It was topped with a white glaze, then crisscrossed diagonally with chocolate glaze, 
and a Raisinette was placed at the junction of each of those diagonal lines.
I appreciate any help you can be in my search and thank you very much for your efforts 
on my behalf.
Best Regards,

Margaret 

Hello Margaret,

Sorry, I cannot find a bar recipe with raisinettes and ginger. I'll post this on my site - perhaps a reader will have it.

Phaed


Brown Rice & Vegetables

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jennifer 
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com 
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 3:21 PM
Subject: Amy's Brown Rice and Vegetable Bowl

Hey Uncle Phaedrus,

Love your site! It's fun to browse and see what kinds of things people are seeking. 
I've found myself in need of a recipe this time. It's a commercial product, Amy's 
Brown Rice and Vegetable Bowl. I'm addicted to this healthy frozen product, and 
I'd sure love to make it at home. I wasn't able to find a recipe via Google searches 
of both the Web and your site.

Thanks for your help!

Sincerely,
Jennifer

Hi Jennifer,

Sorry, there does no appear to be a copycat recipe available for this commercial product. It's ingredients include:

NO TRANS FAT ? NO ADDED MSG ? NO PRESERVATIVES(VEGAN) ORGANIC SHORT GRAIN BROWN RICE, ORGANIC ONIONS, MUSHROOMS, ORGANIC BROCCOLI, ORGANIC CARROTS, ORGANIC TOFU (FILTERED WATER, ORGANIC SOYBEANS, NIGARI [MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, A NATURAL FIRMING AGENT]), ORGANIC SPINACH, ORGANIC CELERY, ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, SPICES*, ORGANIC SESAME TAHINI, ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, SEA SALT, ORGANIC TAMARI (WHEAT FREE), UME PLUM VINEGAR, GRAIN VINEGAR, EXPELLER PRESSED HIGH OLEIC SAFFLOWER OIL, GROUND MUSTARD SEEDS, ORGANIC GARLIC. CONTAINS SOY AND SESAME SEEDS. 100%PURE HERBS AND SPICES. (NO HIDDEN INGREDIENTS).

That list is pretty long, but perhaps you can create something similar, but simpler. For a starting place, the recipe below or the one here might serve:

Recipes. Sparkpeople

May take some experimenting. Good luck.

Phaed

Vegetables and Brown Rice

Broccoli
Carrots
Celery
Onions
Slivered almonds
Gomasio (see below)
Brown rice, cooked
Tofu, cubed & soaked in tahini or soy sauce

Cut broccoli, carrots and celery into thin slices on a diagonal.  Cut onions 
into rings and separate.  Add onions to a hot skillet with 2 to 3 tablespoons 
oil and 1/3 cup water.  Saute until almost tender.  Add other vegetables. 
Steam until they are just crisp-tender, not over cooked.  Season with onion 
and garlic powder and salt.  Add tofu. Serve over brown rice.  Top with a 
sprinkle of gomasio, slivered almonds and a sprig of fresh parsley.

Gomasio

5 ts Black sesame seeds
2 ts Coarse salt

Roast the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan over a medium heat for a couple of 
minutes, stirring frequently. After  cooling, Mix the sesame seeds and salt 
and grind them into a powder.  

Swiss & Steak Sandwich

----- Original Message ----- 
From: molly 
To: phaedrus@hungrybrowser.com 
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2011 10:59 PM
Subject: swiss and steak recipe

this is a recipe from an old fast food place that is now out of business. 
it was called Dee's drive inn located in salt lake city, Utah. they were 
a local chain and they had a sandwich called Swiss and steak. it was thin 
slices of  a steak topped with a Swiss cheese sauce. hope that you can find it. 

molly

Hi Molly,

I found several mentions of Dee's burgers and a picture of their clown sign, but I did not find any mention at all of their Swiss and steak sandwich. Sorry.

Phaed

Iíve had similar sandwiches all over the country. Purchase some thinly sliced 
(about 1/8 inch) sirloin or rib eye steak and sear quickly in a hot pan; do not 
over cook. Butter the hoagie roll halves and place,butter side down, in the hot 
pan that the steaks were cooked. Heat the buns, until the butter melts and takes 
on a little color and then remove. Fill the hoagies with slices of steak and top 
with Swiss cheese sauce. 
Timm in Oregon

Swiss Cheese Sauce

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions:

Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; whisk in the flour until 
smooth and cook while whisking constantly for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in 
2 cups of milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until mixture is 
thickened and bubbly. Over LOW heat add the shredded Swiss cheese, salt and 
pepper, stirring until cheese melts. DO NOT let the cheese sauce boil as it 
will become grainy. 

Note: Chopped, cooked mushroom or chopped, cooked bacon or both can be added 
to the sauce for additional flavor. 

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