SSFC: Wild Rice thing

My meals are going to be on the easy side for a while. Wait, my meals are mostly on the easy side…. oh well.

Click the badge to link to the other participants and see what they prepared this week!

Click the badge to link to the other participants and see what they prepared this week!

Like the green linguini I mentioned last week, almost everything I make right now has something green in it. Whether it is kale, chard or spinach, it goes in.

SSFC wild rice thingThis meal was made up of things that needed to get used up in the refrigerator. Left-over wild rice from a previous stir-fry-type meal, and ground venison that went in some omelets and some tacos. I also had some left-over brown rice.

I also worked at pulling a few things out of the freezer. I pulled out another bag of chopped peppers and another of chopped onions.

I chopped spinach fresh from the garden and mixed it all in. I put half of the mixture in the baking dish then added some cheese. Added some more of the mixture and topped with cheese. I had enough mixture leftover to make two single-serving dishes. they were perfect to send to work with my husband for lunch or dinner.

  • Wild Rice – from MN, picked it up when I was visiting my parents (I consider it local)
  • Peppers and onions – (frozen) were from the garden
  • Spinach – fresh picked from the garden
  • Brown Rice – Package says “Organic Texas rice” I still need to call the company and get the details on this one. I know rice is grown in SE Texas and into Louisiana, but I have yet to find any to buy. I am hoping this is some of it.
  • Venison – from a hunter friend.

If you click on the SSFC badge at the top of the page you can see what the other Southern SOLE Food Challenge participants are making.

Sincerely, Emily


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6 Responses to SSFC: Wild Rice thing

  1. narf77 says:

    You are doing amazingly well in using things from the freezer girl! 100 points! I am working my way through the green things in the garden at the moment. I am harvesting the spinach and silverbeet as soon as they have regrown more leaves and am enjoying the reduction in grocery costs that have gone with me using them. Steve is loving salads etc. out of the garden and you can’t ask for more than that. I took my daughters a large washing basket full of spinach, silverbeet, beetroot, cucumbers, zucchini (some that had gone over to the dark side…), eggs and some fish that Steve had caught…there is NOTHING that makes you feel better than giving something that you grew, collected, made or caught yourself :). Wild rice is very expensive here in Australia because we simply don’t grow it here. I bet your dish tasted delish…it certainly looks delish 🙂

    • Hi Fran, I am starting to see some holes and spaces in the freezer now and that is a great feeling! All of your silverbeet and spinach sound great – we are eating the same here. I am glad you see a reduction in your grocery bill. That is a great feeling, isn’t it? I am glad Steve is enjoying the things fresh from the garden and your girls must have drooled over your basket of goodies that you delivered! And fresh fish too! YUM!

  2. Nancy Davis says:

    You are doing a great job of using what you have! Your dish looks delicious too! Nancy

  3. Angela says:

    Yummy! I love spinach and peppers and love how well they keep in the freezer. I’ve been working through freezer items too. This dish not only looks delicious, but it looks nutritious too.

    • HI Angela – I am really please at how the peppers froze. Some of them I chopped, others I sauteed with onion and oil. I even grilled some and froze them too. Both have come out of the freezer nice!

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