Thursday, October 6, 2011
MOFO Day#6 True Grub: Tara's Dirty Rice
I have yet to find a character on the show that I absolutely hate. Most people dislike Vampire Bill, but I find every character to have their own endearing qualities. Tara is one complex onion. In addition to being a sassy gal, she makes a mean dirty rice.
So mean, she will not share the precise recipe because it is just a little different every time. What sets hers apart from most dirty rice dishes is she throws 1/4 to 1/3 cup of roux in her rice in addition to her wheat meat, holy trinity of veggies, and seasonings. She always makes sure the seitan has been run through the food processor to mimic the gizzards-(ew!) in traditional dirty rice.
She has also been testing sandwiches for Tami and Celine's sandwich cookbook as well and paired the rice with the Cajun Lettuce Wraps from the upcoming cookbook. When testing the recipe she said, "I don't know what the f*&^ Ramen noodles are doing in this recipe, but I'll try it." That's Tara for you.