We had leftover brown rice cooked in chicken stock with sea salt and basil in a glass bowl covered with plastic wrap, a package of smoked wild-caught salmon from Costco, lots of chicken stock, and ripe avocados. To follow is what I did. My family enjoyed it, and it was a nice way to use up the odds and ends in my fridge. I need to remember to buy a bag of frozen broccoli to add to make-up dinners like this.
Rice/salmon/gravy casserole with avocado
I greased an 8×8 pyrex with oil, stirred about 1/3 pound of the smoked salmon into the brown rice (about 4 cups) and then put in the pyrex, baked uncovered @ 350 for 30 minutes or so.
In the meantime I made the gravy; melted a coconut oil/ghee mixture in the bottom of a large pot (2ish tablespoons) and added about 1/4 cup GF flour mix as my thickener. Flour would have worked too. I added a sprinkle off sea salt and whisked until it was a good gravy paste. Then I slowly added, a few tablespoons at a time, chicken stock and cooked over medium heat until it was gravyish. In the end I added about 1 cup chicken stock.
After turning the gravy to low, I cut up 3 avocados. We served it by putting the rice/salmon mixture in a bowl, spooning gravy over the top of that, then adding avocado on top of that. I think steamed broccoli would have been good too, but we didn’t have any. For some reason my family isn’t a fan of mixed up casseroles, but if I layer the same stuff in a bowl, everyone is happy.
There wasn’t a ton of salmon in the meal, but the chicken broth/stock is supposed to have a protein sparing effect as well as many other healthy properties to it (read about it on the Weston Price website here).
Off topic note:
Last week I bought a used laptop and we took down the desktop because it took up too much space. This laptop does have a webcam, I’m going to see if I can get it to work good enough for food pictures until I can find a good used camera, which we’ll make a better attempt to keep out of the dish water ~smile~ I’m loving buying used more and more as I get into it, from thrift store clothing (Gap jeans for 1.29?) to this laptop.
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