Friday, May 11, 2007

What happened to the roasted pepper?!

Duh! Ok, so i mentioned earlier that i was cooking up a storm on Sunday. I defrosted a couple of pork chops and went on a mission to find something good. I came across a good recipe at FoodNetwork.

Spanish Style Pork Chops with Chorizo and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

But as i clicked, i noticed it was a Rachael Ray recipe (shudder), ok, i'm just going to say it, Rachael Ray annoys me. There i said it. And the very few other recipes i've made from her have been disastrous. But we love chorizo in this house, so what the hell, i decided to give it a shot.

I cooked the pork chops as written and they came out super SUPER dry. Damnit. The sauce was ok, but how can a Spanish stlye anything not have cumin in it? This recipe definitely needed that flavor.

Now onto the STELLAR part of the meal...the cheesy rice. as i was cooking it, i was like hmmm, homemade rice o roni, neat-o. When i told my hubby i was making cheesy rice, he said cool, when i told him, i was making it homemade, he say okay?! somewhat reluctantly. Well the only change i made was i used gruyere cheese instead of manchego, cause it's what i had in the fridge. This rice is super good. My hubby LOVED it.

Good job on the rice, ray ray... :P


Sarah said...

So Rachel Ray was not "YUM-O"?
Maybe you lacked some EVOO.

maitee said...

homemade rice o roni. lmao!

aydin said...

The Melican's been busy!
See, i read it, too ;)

CCC said...

Do you know how many points are in said cheesy rice? :)

Joelen said...

I agree with RR being annoying... and dry pork sucks :( It looks great nonetheless!