Another busy weekend full of cooking. The state rice festival was Saturday and I toned down the amount of dishes I made this year. One change was that we could see the score sheets and I learned a lot from them. One thing they don’t mention in the rules is they score you on the amount of rice used. While I score high on presentation and flavor, I shot myself in the foot by not making the dish with more rice. Oh well, I’ll be ready for higher scores next year! Here’s how we did overall as well as the recipes:
Rice Filled Cheese Log (Appetizer) 3rd place
Caesar Pasta Salad (Vegetable or Salad) 3rd place
Grilled Shrimp with Sweet and Spicy Rice (Main Dish) 2nd place
Coconut Pudding Cake (Dessert) 3rd place
Dulce De Leche Rice Sandwich Cookies (Dessert) 1st place
Chocolate Covered Rice Marshmallows (Miscellaneous) 2nd place
Mom – Steamed Dumplings (Appetizer) 1st place
Dad – Fried BBQ Rice Burger (Appetizer) 3rd place and trophy for Most Unusual
Mom – Rice and Zucchini Crostata (Vegetable or Salad) 3rd place
Dad – Orange Veggie Risotto (Vegetable or Salad) 1st place
Mom – 3 Seafood Rice (Main Dish) 1st place
Dad – Poor Man’s Good Eats’ (Main Dish) 2nd place
Mom – Rice Mousseline with Fresh Fruit Compote (Dessert) 1st place
Dad – Rice Tiramisu (Dessert) 2nd place
Dad – Tofu Rice Baskets (Miscellaneous) 2nd place
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