All The Pretty Ingredients = Rice Extraordinaire!Soups / July 8, 2013
You understand that for every success in cooking there are sinks, trash cans, and recycling bins teeming with the fallout from horrible mistakes. That’s why most cooks go so ga-ga when something you’ve created, comes out as good, or BETTER than you imagined.
That’s what happened with this dish.
As you may recall, inspiration often happens in the aisles of a grocery store, and it can be compounded by something you buy for another recipe and then see it in a new light later on. Bring on the pitted dates that looked like they felt sad I had passed them over for an another appetizer choice the other day. “Gosh, we really thought you’d fill us with cheese and lace us with herbs and let us tickle the palate of your friends.” They bemoaned. So I decided late yesterday to make them the star of what would have been an ordinary meal had I left them in the pantry to whine.
Take a look at this easy and exciting recipe combining some ready made ingredients and a some happy accidents.