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Cabbage and Meat Rissoles (Lazy Cabbage Roll Patties)

January 30th, 2016 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Cabbage and Meat Rissoles (Lazy Cabbage Roll Patties)

EnjoyYourCooking already has recipe for Lazy Cabbage Rolls casserole, this recipe variation uses almost the same ingredients, but in form of cabbage and meat patties baked under tomato and sour cream sauce.

Again, they are much easier and faster to prepare comparing to traditional cabbage rolls (this is why they are called “lazy”), but taste is very similar.

These patties constitute complete meal, but some vegetables or salads can be served along as a side dish.

Boiled Rice with Orzo

January 17th, 2015 in Sides by Julia Volhina
Boiled Rice with Orzo

If you are bored with simple plain boiled rice, you can give this recipe a try.

This rice is fried in olive oil with orzo, seasoned with salt and a bit of saffron for color, and then cooked over slow heat in hot water (or broth) until ready.

Rice cooked like this has interesting color and taste. It works great as side dish for meat or poultry entrees. But can also be served as a dish on its own.

Shrimps, Mushroom and Rice Salad

June 21st, 2014 in Salads by Julia Volhina
Shrimps, Mushroom and Rice Salad

This isn’t one of the recipes I usually cook, but it kind of puzzled me when I saw a recipe, so I had to try it.

It turned out pretty nice, somewhat unusual taste but quite interesting.

I used shrimps, presented in last week recipe this recipe, but I think store purchased pre-cooked shrimps will work well for it as well.

Fried Rice with Chicken and Vegetables

June 15th, 2013 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Fried Rice with Chicken and Vegetables

This is my first attempt on cooking fried rice, one of the website visitors asked for a recipe and I decided to try some out.

I liked the result, but it is hard for me to judge, since fried rice isn’t very slavic food which I am more used to (main trick is to not overcook rice). If you decided to try it too, please let me know how it turned out for you.

By the way, in this recipe amounts of ginger and soy sauce can be adjusted to your taste.

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

November 26th, 2011 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

My mom usually cooked big zucchini like this: stiffing it with ground beef and rice mince.

However I wasn’t able to find an “adult” zucchini in any shop here in US to cook it. It seems that they don’t survive long enough to grow big here (maybe green piece should look into that, I don’t know).

Anyway, I believe spaghetti squash is a good substitute for this recipe: it serves the purpose by being squash and providing a cavity to cook stuffing, and it also brings nice unique texture to the dish with its “spaghettiness”.

The taste here is similar to cabbage rolls (as if they were made of squash 🙂 ), however the amount of work you need to put into this one is considerably smaller.

Russian Fried Pies with Meat and Rice Stuffing

October 29th, 2011 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Russian Fried Pies with Meat and Rice Stuffing

Fried pies (piroshki/pyrizhky), resembling individual size fried buns of yeast dough with stuffing, are very popular in all countries of ex-USSR. There are many stuffing variations for these: fruity and sweet or savory.

This is recipe for piroshki with boiled meat and rice stuffing – meat left over after preparing broth or soup is usually used to prepare these. And later fried pies can be served together with that soup or broth.

Piroshki are good choice if you need to take food to-go: they don’t require refrigeration to keep them fresh (for 1-2 days).

Crepes with Boiled Meat and Rice Stuffing

October 15th, 2011 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Crepes with Boiled Meat and Rice Stuffing

A cup of beef broth with a couple of meat and rice stuffed crepes will always remind me of my childhood: mom used to cook these all the time.

There is always boiled meat left over from cooking broth, and stuffing crepes with it is easy way to prepare a nice meal to go with it.

Assembled meat and rice stuffed crepes can be stored in fridge for couple of days – you just need to warm them up by frying right before serving.

And if you cook a way too much (as I usually do) just seal some portion of stuffed crepes in a bag and freeze them up, this way you will always have some fresh stuffed crepes when you need to prepare some food fast.

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