Raisin and Apricot Pilaf & Green Beans with Walnut Dressing
After checking out my friend's cooking blog I couldn't think of any better way to combine my three biggest passions: cooking, photography and writing. I have been a vegetarian for five years and have had countless people ask me throughout the years "What do you eat?!?" It's time to put the hundreds of recipes I have on
file to use to finally put that question to rest.
As a vegetarian I eat a wide variety of foods and I hope this blog will inspire you to attempt some of the recipes.
-3 tablespoons oil or butter
-1 onion, chopped
-1 1/2 cups rice
-3 1/2 cups hot water
-salt and pepper
-2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
-2 tablespoons lemon juice
-7 oz dried apricots
-2 tablespoons raisins
-1.8 oz almonds, blanched
|In a saucepan heat oil/butter and cook onion until golden.|
Add the rice and stir to coat with oil.
|Add the hot water, salt, pepper, parsley and lemon juice.|
Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
|Stir in apricots, raisins and almonds and simmer for 5 more minutes.|
Remove then let stand 5 minutes.
Green Beans with Walnut Dressing
Ingredients-1 lb green beans
-2 tablespoons walnut oil
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
-1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
|Cook the green beans in salted boiling water until tender (5-6 minutes)|
|Combine walnut oil, olive oil, white vinegar, mustard, black pepper in a small bowl and mix.|
|Drain green beans and combine with dressing.|