I had a hard time coming up with a name for this recipe I threw together. It was inspired by a Quick Hungarian Goulash Recipe I found in "The Gluten Free Gourmet Cooks Fast and Healthy" by Bette Hagman, along with the memory of the "pigs-in-a-blanket" my German grandmother used to make. (I was quite surprised when I first heard someone refer to sausage rolled up in pancakes as pigs in a blanket. I grew up with "pigs-in-a-blanket" referring to a mixture of ground pork/beef and rice cooked inside rolled cabbage leaves in tomato sauce.) Hmm, with those influences and a bent for stir-frying everything in a skillet, along with a nearly bare fridge, this experimental dish was quite a hit at our house- I'm SO glad I've learned to start writing down what I dump in when I cook!
*To start off with, I cubed 5 lbs. of beef roast and cooked it in my crock pot with 1 medium onion (chopped), 4 cloves garlic (chopped) and 1 (46 oz) can V8 100% vegetable juice until the meat was done. My plan is to freeze portions of the cooked meat & juice in different batches to use for future meals.
In a large skillet, saute:
1 T. oil
4 medium carrots, julienne-d
1 red bell pepper, julienne-d
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp paprika (I used sweet Hungarian paprika, but regular works)
Scoop 2 cups of cooked, cubed beef into a measuring cup. Ladle in V8 broth it was cooked in to fill up to the 2 cup line.
2 cups uncooked Uncle' Ben's rice
1 cup V8 broth
2 cups water
Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally until rice is cooked to desired consistency. Stir in 1 1/2 - 2 T. Gluten-Free soy sauce (at the time of this post, La Choy is gluten-free, but always check labels since ingredients change from time to time)
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