Yep, this post is late, as is the trend for me. The cook occurred on time but, finding time to post was a different story. Paul at NoExcuses made up some killer looking red beans and rice. This ended up working out pretty good for me. Recently, me and my wife have been trying to cut back on wheat products. That means we've been eating alot of rice, grains, beans, and potatoes for sides or starches. This being said, I obviously opted for the Brown Rice ingredient.
Since I do some of my best work in breakfast, I decided to go with a Scotch Breakfast Loaf and a creamy of mushroom brown rice risotto.
First the loaf: 2 lbs. Ground Pork, 4 Strips of Bacon (cooked), 6 Eggs, and some shredded cheese were the main components. The sausage was mixed with 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 1 Tbs Cow Pow, 1 egg, and 1/4 cup Cranberry BBQ Sauce.
The bacon was chopped up. Then it was time to build the loaf. Half the sausage mixture went into the loaf pan and was pressed out flat. Then came 1/4 cup of shredded cheese, 6 hard boiled eggs, and the bacon.
Top it off with the rest of the sausage mixture, top it with some Pig Pollen, and onto the grill it went to cook indirectly.
Unfortunately, a snow storm really kicked up and caused the grill to get rocket hot and I was forced to pull the loaf off early and finish it off the rest of the way in the oven. As you can tell, because it cooked too fast, the sausage pulled away in some places on the top.
For the risotto, it was cooked following the standard directions for the rice and then Cream of Mushroom was added along with milk to obtain the right consistancy halfway through the cook process. It turned out spectacular.
All that was left was to plate it all up!
This is good but, eggs are always better with hot sauce. I used Napalm to give it the right kick.
OMFG! This was ridiculously fantastic! Even my wife raved about how awesome it was. The risotto blend almost added a "Biscuits and gravy" like flavor to the whole mix. It all paired so well that I had it for breakfast the next day.
I haven't had the chance to experiment with something like this in awhile and I was absolutley please with it.
Thanks for looking!