RECIPE: Cottage cheese in savory rice! #ad #NewHoodCCPRODUCTS, RECIPES | Nirasha Jaganath | July 19, 2014 at 4:08 am
I’m hoping that you have read my previous post where I mentioned that Hood asked me if I would host a party to get my friends to try out the new Hood Cottage Cheese, and even tried out my recipe for Tatsoi and Cottage Cheese. I actually debated sharing with you my chicken recipe there but I wanted to share with you something even more uncommon (and honestly easier that every member of your family will love.
Cottage cheese in savory rice!
3 cups cooked rice (I used long grain Basmati rice because that is what I had already – see I told you this was easy)
1/4 cup of Hood Cottage Cheese
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup of chopped fresh scallions
1/3 cup frozen or fresh peas
2 garlic scrapes or cloves of garlic
1/4 cup mint leaves
1 stick of cinnamon (optional)
2-3 tablespoons olive oil (depending on your preference of oil intake)
salt and pepper to taste
In a blender , blend the garlic or garlic scrapes or garlic cloves, mint and the Hood Cottage Cheese. On the stove put a heavy bottom pan on medium high with the olive oil in it. Add the mushroom and peas in (if frozen rinse off in a colander first and add a few minutes later than mushroom since frozen cooks faster). Saute for a few minute until the mushrooms and peas are almost done and add the garlic/cottage cheese mixture. It will sizzle a bit but mix rapidly so the dairy not not scald. Add cinnamon stick and mix. Add the cooked rice after the mixture is heated through and turn down the heat to medium so the rice does not stick. Cook on medium to medium low stirring continuously until rice heated through. Toss in scallions and mix. Put the lid on and switch stove off. This should give the scallions time to soften but not totally wilt. Add and pepper to taste. Serve warm.
Voila! You may want to keep Hood Cottage cheese (any or all varieties including the new flavors: Cucumber and Dill and also Garden Vegetable) to concoct any recipe or eat as is.
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