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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Eggless Zucchini Fritters and Lemon Rice

Tonight, another creative night, we had eggless ( I tried to convince Olivia to run to the neighbors for an egg...just used up last egg yesterday, you know like asking for a cup of sugar. It's neighborly isn't it?) It was too hot and the neighbors were nowhere in sight, didn't want to drag the kids to the store for a carton of eggs so I searched around for some eggless zucchini fritter recipes. Based on my findings I came up with my own recipe:
1c flour
2T flax meal (opt)
garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste
2c shredded zucchini
Mix together and make patties. On medium-high heat, heat oil and when it's ready ( try the flick of water test, if you flick some water on it and it's ready) drop your zucchini fritters in the skillet. A few minutes on each side should do the trick, they'll be nice and golden when done. They're crisp and delicious! We ate them plain with a bit of salt, but I bet they'd be good with a southwestern sauce or a creamy chipotle sauce.
The Lemon Rice was also a variation of different recipes I'd seen online.
1c uncooked long grain rice (we use Jasmine)
1 small onion, finely chopped
2c chicken broth
3T lemon juice
1t lemon zest
1t fresh broken oregano leaves
sprinkle of dried parsely
1T butter
Over medium-low heat, in a heavy bottom saucepan, heat butter until melted adding onions. Sweat the onions (cook until just soft and translucent). Add (uncooked) rice and toss together with onions, turning heat up to medium to toast the rice a bit. Mix together lemon juice (you can reduce amount, this makes for some pretty lemony rice), zest and herbs/spices. Pour into rice and stir, then add chicken broth. Increase heat to high, bring rice with liquids to a boil (stirring occasionally to keep rice from sticking to the bottom). Once it's reached boil, reduce heat to low, cover. Set your timer for about 20min, check after 20min is up. If there is still liquid, add another 5min. Remove heat and let sit for about 10min, fluff with a fork and serve! Verdict, Nyla (3yrs) loved it, Olivia (7yrs) thought it was ok and Max(5yrs) wouldn't even try it. I thought it was fantastic, I LOVE lemon rice.
Happy cooking!

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