KEEP CALM QUICHE BY PAOLA: AUTHOR OF PRIMO NON SPRECARE – FIRST DO NOT WASTE

KEEP CALM QUICHE BY PAOLA: AUTHOR OF PRIMO NON SPRECARE – FIRST DO NOT WASTE

After the rice article, Paola was so FANTASTIC that she came up with a KEEP CALM recipe that you can find here

It is a salty, stuffed and anti-waste rice quiche in perfect PRIMO NON SPRECARE – FIRST DON’T WASTE style.

Obviously I couldn’t wait to try, but before it would be better to indicate as a premise a necessary WARNING: you follow Paola’s original recipe and instructions laughing

INGREDIENTS:

300 grams of rice

½ liter of milk

½ liter of water

1 teaspoon of turmeric

1 egg

1 yogurt (or 100 grams of ricotta)

1 handful of cooked herbs

a few slices of raw ham

3 tablespoons of grated Parmesan

1 handful of hazelnuts

salt and pepper

I FOLLOWED THE PROCEDURE EXPLAINED BY PAOLA:

1. Heat milk, water, turmeric and a teaspoon of salt

2. When it boils, throw in the rice and cook it for ten / fifteen minutes: you need to get a soft cream

3. In the meantime, put the hazelnuts in a bag to crush them with the meat tenderizer without breaking them too much (I think I have exaggerated …)

4. Add to the rice mixture: yogurt (I used ricotta) egg, salt and pepper as much as you prefer

5. Lightly grease the pan, or use a wet and well wrung sheet of baking paper

6. Turn on the oven at 200 ° in static mode (since I did not take the photo of the oven, I sneak in that of the herbs)

7. Pour half of the rice mixture, level it, and cover it with herbs and slices of raw ham

8. Complete with the remaining rice, sprinkle with grated Parmesan and hazelnuts

9. Bake in the oven until the surface is golden and crisp

10. Let the cake cool for a few minutes before serving (here I leave space for your eventual photo in case you want to try!)

Let’s say that I have a lot of room for improvement, right Paola?

I trust it will get better next time, which will be very soon because I loved this KEEP CALM quiche with its mix of flavors and textures!

What do you think?

ONE CAN KNOW A MAN FROM HIS LAUGH

ONE CAN KNOW A MAN FROM HIS LAUGH

One can know a man from his laugh is the opening words of a famous phrase by Fyodor Dostoevsky, I would like to say “Thank goodness I’m a woman, so maybe I can not give a bad impression …”

Seriously I laugh in a rather absurd, sonorous way.
I laugh, really.

However, it is not easy to find something that really makes you laugh.

Laugh, yes!
That state of uncontrolled hilarity, which breaking out suddenly takes all paranoia by surprise, and obscures them, relieving the soul.

What are the things that make you laugh the most?

The first thought went to the scenes of some movies which have since become an integral part of my way of speaking because I often mention them.

The one richest in irony, the one in which it is difficult for me to choose a particular scene, the one that made me laugh out loud is The Big Lebowski.

Yes, I know, the Coen Brothers are particular, this humor is particular, I, I am particular… (where by particular in my case we mean not normal).

 

You will tell me that all this is on the contrary very tragic, in reality it is, but I find myself exorcising and basically wanting only a case.
Maybe with the hope of no longer being against the wind at least in the extreme juncture of life.

Also because … could be worse: could be raining!

I could not fail to mention Frankenstein Junior, another movie of which I am unable to choose only one scene, since I like it in an ABnorme way.

Again you say my laughter is too bitter?
It is therefore the case to give a necessary turn, and to think of someone who is synonymous with essential laughter.

A MAGICIAN and not just parallels …

Peter Sellers: the quotes would be endless, his characters have gone down in history, perhaps the most explosive is the actor in the Hollywood party. Or not?

In this regard I advise you to read From India with humor

And what about you? What makes you laugh the most?

In addition to movies, is there a book, song or play that you found particularly hilarious?

If I think of rice by associating it with a book, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco comes to mind, a very important book for me but conceptually the opposite.

Let us therefore remain on the rice that does not kill.

Do you make me laugh? I take note …

RICE FIELDS DON’T RISE FEELINGS

RICE FIELDS DON’T RISE FEELINGS

According to the annual report published by the National Rice Authority, Lomellina and Pavese are confirmed as the area with the greatest extension of rice paddies.

“The checkered sea” as my cousin used to say when we were children… yes, here we are quite far from the sea and therefore we are content to find beauty with alternative visions.

The checkered sea or rice paddies.

Paddy fields but no laughter.

Or, quoting neorealism, bitter rice since the conditions of livability, or should I say mortality, due to high rate of cancers, certainly do not allow smiles.

I don’t get tired of periodically reiterating the high danger of the poisons we live with, because the damage they cause to the body is terrible.

But as Charlie Chaplin taught us, a day without laughter is a day wasted.

So if the smile is still a little difficult, I would say to start at least with rice.

The most typical recipes of Lomellina, to stay on the subject of rice fields… mention among the first risotto with frogs … 

But I would “jump” directly to something else like the simple ris e lac: rice with milk or risotto with black-eyed peas.

Or, better still: why not take a longer jump outside the borders of Lomellina?

The caustic misanthrope proposed a tartare with Nero rice which to describe as delicious is few, and then she also told me about red rice!
I am a mess so on the first try I got the cooking time wrong but … you learn by making a mistake!
Thanks Lu!

Also on Paola’s blog: Primo non sprecare – First don’t waste, which I advise you not to miss, you will find a long series of recipes for cooking rice enriched with valuable advice, and they are one more interesting than the other!

I don’t know if I can choose, and you?

How about: can we dare a Keep Calm version?
Proposals are accepted!

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