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Shells and Stuffing<br>
•\t4 tomatoes<br>
•\t2 zucchini<br>
•\t2 cups Arborio Rice<br>
•\t5 cups vegetable broth, separated<br>
•\t¼ cup Mint Leaves<br>
•\t4 garlic cloves<br>
•\t2 tsp cayenne pepper (+ small pinch)<br>
•\tSalt, as needed<br>
•\tPepper, as needed<br>
•\tSugar, ¼ tsp for each tomato<br>
•\tCarrots/cabbage (optional)<br>
•\t½ cup Panko<br>
•\tOlive oil, as needed<br>
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.<br>
Cook Arborio rice in 3 cups vegetable broth in large saucepan, bring to a boil stirring constantly. Once broth is absorbed, add 1 cup, stir until absorbed, add last cup, stir until absorbed. Remove from heat, set aside.<br>
\tSlice tomato tops off. Hollow out and save pulp. Put sugar in each tomato. Halve zucchini. Hollow out and save pulp. Set zucchini and tomatoes aside.<br>
\tUsing food processor, pulse zucchini and tomato pulp gently. Add to large bowl. Slowly add Arborio rice until desired ratio of rice to pulp is reached. Sauté garlic, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper in about one tablespoon of olive oil. Chop mint up to make about ¼ cup. Combine sautéed oil and mint to vegetable pulp/Arborio rice mixture. Fill tomatoes and zucchinis with rice mixture. Place in an oiled 9 by 13” pan. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper (optional, makes spicy). Sprinkle panko over rice. Add salt and pepper.<br>
\tOptional: cut cabbage and carrots. Add to pan (add oil to carrots and cabbage or they dry out).<br>
\tBake uncovered for 30 minutes.<br><br>
Mint Infused Sauce<br>
•\t1 cup vegetable broth<br>
•\t1 tbsp olive oil<br>
•\t1 tsp red wine vinegar<br>
•\t¼ cup mint leaves<br>
•\t1/8 tsp salt<br>
•\t1/8 tsp pepper<br>
•\t1/8 tsp cayenne pepper<br>
•\t2 tbsp corn startch<br>
•\tWater<br>
Combine all ingredients except corn starch and water. Mix until blended. Boil. Mix together corn starch with enough water to make it smooth. Slowly add to boiling sauce until reach desired consistency.<br>
Serve with zucchini and tomatoes as dipping sauce.<br><br>
Peanut-Lime Dragon Dressing (from Appetite for Reduction, page 34):<br>
•\t½ cup peanuts<br>
•\t4 tbsp shallots<br>
•\t½ cup lime juice (I used 6 limes to get this amount)<br>
•\t1 cup water<br>
•\t4 tbsp agave nectar<br>
•\t4 tbsp soy sauce<br>
•\t2 tsp Sriracha<br>
Add all ingredients to food processor. Process until smooth.<br><br>
Dirty Rice and Beans:<br>
•\t2 cups cooked rice (whatever type you prefer)<br>
•\t15 oz can of black beans, rinced<br>
•\t¼ cup basil leaves, chopped<br>
•\tPrepared peanut-lime dragon dressing<br>
Mix together all ingredients in large microwavable dish. Cook for five minutes or until hot.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/ade903/Iron%20Chef%20Rice/IMG_0443.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><img alt="" src="http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/ade903/Iron%20Chef%20Rice/IMG_0447.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><img alt="" src="http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/ade903/Iron%20Chef%20Rice/IMG_0457.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><img alt="" src="http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/ade903/Iron%20Chef%20Rice/IMG_0470.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><img alt="" src="http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/ade903/Iron%20Chef%20Rice/IMG_0471.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><img alt="" src="http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/ade903/Iron%20Chef%20Rice/IMG_0493.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><img alt="" src="http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/ade903/Iron%20Chef%20Rice/IMG_0496.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><img alt="" src="http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/ade903/Iron%20Chef%20Rice/IMG_0508.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><img alt="" src="http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae15/ade903/Iron%20Chef%20Rice/IMG_0515.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Lovely, delicious, yum yum. I want to try this very soon.
 

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That looks delicious! I'm going to have to try this, though inmay try using Portabello shells, too, because I'm going through a portabello obsession phase <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 
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