Good recipes to share with friends.
Oh, the bountiful colours of a casserole! My favourite dishes are those that use tons of colourful foods; that’s why I love stir-fries and soups. Dive into the fruit and veggie aisle and go down the ROYGBIV checklist to fill your basket with a Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet rainbow of goodness.
In doing this I always have trouble with blues. There exist a number of purple foods: cabbage, figs, eggplant, grapes. Even blueberries seem purple rather than blue. Whether they are blue or purple, I’m not going to put blueberries in every stir-fry, soup and curry that I make because that would be silly. So while there’s a lack of blue in this recipe, it’s no big deal because there are a LOT of colours.
In the midst of winter, the warmth and colour of a casserole such as this is so welcoming. I love the snow, especially when it forms a fresh, white blanket over the world. But when you come inside after a frolic in the snow, a warm, hot dish ablaze with colour is sure welcome (so is hot chocolate – I also love hot chocolate). This dish is exactly for that day. Take it along in a casserole snuggie on a cold day and all your friends will be warmed inside and out when it arrives.
As luck would have it, most of the ingredients here can be found canned or frozen with the exception of shallots and cheese so it’s a good recipe for any time of the year. You could leave out the shallots or substitute them with fried onions that come in a can. See? It really is an anytime recipe.
I’ve been listening to the Wankelmut Remix of Asaf Avidan’s “One Day / Reckoning Song”. I’ll just be singing the chorus in my head over and over again through the day. By the time I get home I have to listen to it to refuel the energy of it in my memory.
I shaped a playlist around that for you. It’s a fun one to get you moving and shaking around the plethora of tastes in this mighty potluck treat.
Watch above or on Youtube.
The Price Is Rice-Chicken Casserole
(Kind of ripped off from Paula Deen)
Serves about 15-20 people at a potluck, 6-8 if eaten with nothing else.
Roasted Red Pepper