Basmati Rice with Leeks and Shitake Mushrooms!

011rice with leeks and mushrooms

How can you go wrong with leeks and shitake mushrooms?

The real secret to this dish is the method.

The leeks, mushrooms and rice are all sauteed in butter and olive oil.

This adds flavor and texture to the veggies and it toastes the rice a bit adding flavor, as well.

rice with leeks and mushrooms

To finish off add 2 cups of vegetarian broth for every cup of rice and cook on medium heat in a covered skillet.

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Fried Red Skin Potatoes with Garlic Parmesan Cheese Sauce and fresh Scallions!

028baked and fried red skin potatoes

Fried potatoes and cheese sauce!

This is a more grown-up version of a comfort food favorite.

005Garlic Parmasean cheese sauce

The scallions and garlic parmesan sauce make these sophisticated and pleasing on many levels.

Creamy sauce, crunchy potaoes, and the fresh burst of flavor from the scallions.

015red skin potatoes

Start by chopping small red skin potatoes in quarters.

Wrap in aluminum foil loosely.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for an hour or until soft.

013red skin potatoes baked then fried

Remove from oven and fry potatoes in a hot skillet with about 1/4 inch of oil and a large chunk of butter for flavor.

I added crushed red pepper flakes for a little heat!

Fry until crispy.

These came out a little lite. I would’ve like to cook them some more but my crowd was hungry!
010Parmasean cheese sauce

While the potatoes are baking I made the cheese sauce.

I combined 1/2 cup shredded parmesan to about 1 1/2 cups half and half and about 5 cloves of crushed garlic.

Allow everything to come to a boil and remove from heat and pour over the potatoes and garnish with fresh scallions!

009fresh green onion garnish

This is a new family favorite and a great side dish for any meal.
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