Post Alyn Weekend (again)
Its been one year since the last Alyn ride. Here is last years post. Three of our close friends make the ride this year. They have been preparing for the past three months, riding between 50 and 75 kilometers each friday and smaller rides during the week. The ride begins on Sunday and ends on Thursday, covering more than 400 kilometers. All of our friends finished the ride, but they are totally wiped out! So, they invited themselves over for lunch! In addition, we have two young ladies from Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY). They heard about us from one of their friends who stayed with us earlier this year.
We were invited out for Friday night dinner, so my only responsibility is cook for Shabbat lunch. Looks like an easy shabbat with our friends. As you can guess from the menu, zucchini is in season.
Lunch - 18
Meat Roll - with beef
Crock Pot Chicken and Rice
Recipe: Crock Pot Chicken and Rice (by Akiva Davis)
This is a grandmothers recipe. It was explained to me as a process, with no specific quantities. The recipe below is how I made it today. It would seem that you can mess with it at will and not make a significant difference in the final outcome. We'll see tomorrow at lunch!
4 cups of rice (uncooked)
3 large onions, chopped
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
4 large zucchinis, 1/4 inch slices
2 tsp salt
1 tsp thyme
1 tbsp paprika
1 bay leaf
1 tsp ground pepper (fresh is best)
1 Kg (2 pounds) of dark turkey meat (you can also use a whole chicken cut in eighths)
Par-boil the rice in 8 cups of water. I would suggest bringing it to a boil and then taking the pot off the flame.
Saute the onions and garlic on a medium flame until the onions begin to brown.
Using a large crock-pot, put in 1/2 of the onion mixture. Layer on 1/2 of the rice. put in the meat (chicken or turkey) and season with everything except the paprika. Layer on the rest of the rice. Put in the sliced zucchini and cover with the remaining onions. Sprinkle on the paprika. Put it enough water to cover the zucchini. I used about 6-8 cups.
Set the crockpot on low and wait for 12-18 hours.