Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sartu' di Riso BETTER than Lasagna





Sartu' di Riso is a Neapolitan rice dish.  There are as many versions of Sartu' di Riso as there are Neapolitan cooks!  A couple of things they all have in common are the base of cooked rice mixed with tomato sauce and a topping of hard boiled eggs.
This is a fairly "light" version, using a basic tomato basil red sauce rather than a heavier sausage onion based red sauce.

Ingredients:
4 Cups cooked rice
4 cups tomato basil sauce; your own home made or your favorite store bought brand
1/4 pound smoked provolone sliced
1/4 pound Genoa Salami or your favorite hard salami diced
1 Cup diced or shredded mozzarella cheese
3 hard boiled eggs chopped
1/4 cup Parmigiano grated
1/2 cup bread crumbs; I use Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup cold butter cut into small cubes

Method:
In a large bowl mix together the rice, tomato sauce and mozzarella.
Coat a baking pan with olive oil and dust with some of the bread crumbs.
Spread 1/2 of the rice mixture into your pan.
Layer with 1/2 of the smoked provolone and then 1/2 of the salami.
Sprinkle with 1/2 of the parmigiano
Top with the remaining rice mixture.
Layer with the remaining provolone and salami.
Sprinkle with the rest of the parmigiano.
Layer on the eggs and then the bread crumbs
Dot with the butter cubes.
Bake in pre heated 425 oven for 40 minutes until top is browned and Sartu' di Riso is bubbly.

Today's SHOUT-OUTS go to:
Susan from http://cookinginthefloridaheat.blogspot.com
Susan loves growing food, canning food, cooking food, baking food and serving her family meals made from scratch!  Be sure to check out her recipe for Blueberry Buckle Coffeecake!!

Anne from www.quickeasycheaphealthy.com
Anne loves to bake bread and makes almost everything from scratch.  What is amazing is that Anne manages to feed her family of four on about $200 a month!!!!! Do check out her recipe for Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, it looks marvelous!