Mushroom Herb Rice


Mushroom Herb Rice
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    Servings Prep Time
    6-8 people 15 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    30 minutes 5 minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    6-8 people 15 minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    30 minutes 5 minutes
    Mushroom Herb Rice
    Print Recipe
      Servings Prep Time
      6-8 people 15 minutes
      Cook Time Passive Time
      30 minutes 5 minutes
      Servings Prep Time
      6-8 people 15 minutes
      Cook Time Passive Time
      30 minutes 5 minutes
      Ingredients
      Servings: people
      Instructions
      1. In a medium pot heat 2 tbsp of butter over medium high heat until starting to foam. Add mushrooms and stir to coat in butter. Cook until mushrooms are browned and liquid has cooked out, stirring only once or twice, about 5-7 minutes.
      2. Add vegetable broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in rice, herbs, salt and pepper and allow to return to a simmer. Cover and reduce heat to low and cook for 23-25 minutes until rice is tender. Remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Add remaining 2 tbsp of butter and fluff with a fork. Garnish with additional chopped parsley if desired and serve immediately.
      Recipe Notes

      Yields 4 cups of cooked rice. Use margarine or olive oil for vegetarian and vegan options.

      Chilled Corn and Crab Soup


      Chilled Corn and Crab Soup
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        Servings Prep Time
        5 cups 20 minutes
        Cook Time Passive Time
        40 minutes 1+ hour
        Servings Prep Time
        5 cups 20 minutes
        Cook Time Passive Time
        40 minutes 1+ hour
        Chilled Corn and Crab Soup
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          Servings Prep Time
          5 cups 20 minutes
          Cook Time Passive Time
          40 minutes 1+ hour
          Servings Prep Time
          5 cups 20 minutes
          Cook Time Passive Time
          40 minutes 1+ hour
          Ingredients
          Corn Soup
          Crab Salad
          Servings: cups
          Instructions
          Corn Soup
          1. In a large pot melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery, fennel and garlic. Sauté until starting to soften but not brown, about 10 minutes. While vegetables are cooking prepare corn by peeling off corn husks and removing silk. Stand corn on end and remove kernels by running a large knife along the body, cutting at the base of the kernels. Trim ends off bare cobs and cut cob in half. Add kernels and cobs to pot along with vegetable broth, water, thyme sprigs and 1/2 tsp salt.
          2. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes. Remove cobs and thyme sprigs and discard. Allow to cool at room temperature for 10-20 minutes. Add remaining 1/2 tsp salt and adjust as needed, remembering that cold foods tend to taste saltier than warm. Using a blender, blend soup in batches until smooth. Pour through a fine mesh sieve, pressing against the sides to extract all the soup. Cover and chill until cool, stirring occasionally.
          3. Scoop approximately 1/4 cup of crab salad into the centre of shallow serving bowls. Ladle soup around crab salad and drizzle with sour cream, swirling into soup slightly. Serve immediately.
          Crab Salad
          1. Gently stir together all ingredients. Cover and keep chilled until ready to use. Can be made up to several hours ahead.
          Recipe Notes

          Yields a generous 5 cups of soup and will serve 6 as a first course or 4 servings as a main dish. Both the soup and crab salad are best if served slightly chilled but not cold. If both have been completely chilled, allow to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving.

          Braised Celery and White Beans


          Braised Celery and White Beans
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            Servings Prep Time
            4 servings 20 minutes
            Cook Time Passive Time
            75 minutes 45 minutes
            Servings Prep Time
            4 servings 20 minutes
            Cook Time Passive Time
            75 minutes 45 minutes
            Braised Celery and White Beans
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              Servings Prep Time
              4 servings 20 minutes
              Cook Time Passive Time
              75 minutes 45 minutes
              Servings Prep Time
              4 servings 20 minutes
              Cook Time Passive Time
              75 minutes 45 minutes
              Ingredients
              Servings: servings
              Instructions
              1. Preheat oven to 350℉. In a large sauté pan, cook bacon until just starting to crisp and most of the fat has rendered. Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate using a slotted spatula. Reserve approximately 2 tbsp of bacon fat in pan.
              2. Over medium heat, add sliced shallots and garlic to bacon fat and sauté for 1-2 minutes until the shallots are starting to soften. Add celery and sauté for an additional 2 minutes.
              3. Stir in broth and allow to simmer over medium low heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Whisk cornstarch into canned tomato juice until dissolved. Add to pan along with canned tomatoes. Heat until mixture comes to a simmer and thickens. Stir in cannelloni beans, smoked paprika, fresh herbs, salt and pepper.
              4. Divide equally between 4 individual coquette dishes or ramekins. Place on a large baking sheet and cover with foil. Bake for 45 minutes. Top each with 1/4 cup of grated cheese and broil until cheese has melted and is golden. Serve with crusty bread if desired.