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Friday, August 21, 2015

LABIADAS WITH HONEYED RICE RECIPE FROM THE 13TH CENTURY


Bee on Snapdragon
Photo from: Nick Lucas
1. labiates, petals or sepals projecting like lips of a flower where the bee enters to collect nectar. Members of the labiate family include snapdragons, catnip and sage. 2. labiate nectar. [Silva. 1994:176]

RECIPE FOR HONEYED RICE ADAPTED FROM HUICI’S TRANSLATION INTO CASTELLAN OF AL-ANDALUS #408 RECETA DEL ARROZ CON MIEL,  p 225

Ingredients

1 c rice
2 c milk
1 lb honey
¼ c butter

Make in Small Quantities
Habit Forming - Its that Good!
Photo by: Lord-Williams
Garnish:

1 tsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Preparation

Soak rice over night in enough water to cover it. Strain and was the rice. Put it in pot and add 2 c milk or water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.

Place honey in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer. Skim it. Add the honey to the rice. Continue to simmer until the mixture coagulaes and becomes a paste.

Pout the mixture into a serving bowls and macerate it with a spoon. Make a hole in the center and pour melted butter into it.

Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Serve it warm.


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