Sequel to Burnt Rice: Inspiration in the Kitchen

Philippines
September 5, 2008 7:18am CST
That rice i burnt while i was here writing about cooking, remember? Anyhow, i burnt the rice and planned to throw it. But a light bulb flashed above my head while pouring the a bit crispy rice on a plate. So i sauted onions in butter, added the unburnt but slightly smoky-smelling rice, then salt and a sprinkle of water to soften it a bit. It did not only salvaged the rice, it tasted yummy too. Do you salvage burnt foods? or slightly burnt ones? How? It's great to share ideas about this.
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@cmathias12 (1025)
• Armed Forces Canada, Europe, Middle East
5 Sep 08
Good idea! I do not know if I would have thought of that. I hae only burned biscuits and I do not think anything could hav salvaged them. They make great rocks though, LOL
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• Philippines
5 Sep 08
Rocky biscuits? If they are no charcoal burnt, try pounding them into powder (or use a blender or chopper) and add a little water or milk. I think they can serve as great no-bake pie crust. I guess. :)
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@Hatley (157858)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Sep 08
hi pinkytabor I tried that but my rice was too badly sorched and just tasted horrid so my experiment was a failure. I think too badly burnt foods should only go one place , the waste disposal unit. they cannot be salvaged. however wellbrowned bread can be used for croutons or for breading other foods for frying and makes it really delicious.
• Philippines
6 Sep 08
salvaging is only for slightly burnt foods. If you try to re-cook the really burnt ones,it will taste really terrible. But yes, brown bread can be cruotons indeed.