Three cheers for Cream Puff!

The truest compliment of a recipe. The empty plate of a slightly picky child.

Tonight's plan ahead for dinner involved pan fried pork loin chops, with baked rice and carrots. A little bit of "plain"to go with a little bit of a risk. Okay, with my children, a big risk.

But Ivonne promised me easy to make rice that was creamy, and tasty, and I decided to take her up on it, despite the risk of having a full container of rice for myself to eat.

I'm sorry I did not get a picture of the rice before it was served - I admit, this afternoon hasn't been pleasant with my children and I was not in the mood to listen to one more little voice demand to be fed dinner, so I just dug in and fed them. I knew they would eat the carrots, that is the only guarantee I had for the entire meal. Instead, I ended up with three empty plates, every bit eaten, and compliments on the rice.

In the comments of Cream Puff's post, I mentioned I was going to make a substitution, and I did. I didn't have any Pecorino Romano cheese, but did have a good sized block of Grana Padano which I used instead. I would like to try the recipe again using the proper cheese, but for now I used what I had and it worked out just fine. I also didn't have any fresh parsley but that is okay because adding fresh parsley on top of food is a clear way to get the children to not eat it.

So thank you for the lovely recipe Ivonne! It is a keeper!


Brilynn said...

That Ivonne is so clever!
I think I need to try this dish now too.

Anonymous said...

Ah, Brava!

There's nothing more beautiful than an empty plate! I'm so glad you and your family liked the rice. And thanks so much for the sweet words!

Anonymous said...

Good to see that it turned out so well.