For last week's Weekend Cook and Tell challenge we asked all of you to make something wild with rice—to forgo the simple steamed side dish and turn rice into something worth getting excited about. Here's a look at some of our steamiest responses.
geckostar likes to replace white rice with a mix of rice and grains including purple rice, black rice, black glutinous rice, red fragrant rice, brown rice, and barley to serve with Chinese food.
Rocquie had been a fan of a particular wild rice salad at a local bakery for years. A serendipitous meeting with the bakery's pastry chef afforded Rocquie the recipe, complete with the secret ingredient.
orchidgirl chimed in with a few of her favorite rice preparations including Cinco de Mayo-appropriate beef and black bean enchiladas, herby stuffed peppers, and an intriguing Russian tuna salad with rice.