People often ask me how I manage to fit in each week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipes. Well here’s my secret – when the Dorie recipes come out each month, I plan my menus for get-togethers with friends well in advance, to make sure I fit the recipes in. So my friends always know that when they come over there will necessarily be a sometimes odd mélange of dishes that they will need to give me their honest feedback on. What I love about this approach is that it makes me sometimes think out of the box in terms of what I serve and I get the bonus of feedback from someone other than Neil and myself!
This week’s recipe – Creamy, cheesy, garlicky rice with spinach – was an easy, comfort-food meal that I unfortunately chose to serve on one of the hottest days of the summer. On the day itself, it was tasty enough (though it was way too hot to be eating a risotto-type dish)but it was really, really good the next day as leftovers. I fried it up in a tiny bit of olive oil, making sure to get some golden crispy bits and served it with some basil and lemon zest. A perfect simple lunch that brightened up Labour Day after the weather had turned all rainy and cold on us. I’ll be making this again, for sure. In the winter!
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