Saturday, 19 January 2013

Recipe: Reisfleisch

Confession:  I'm not a multiple-pan person.  When I cook, I don't want to have a pan for the protein, a pan for the vegetables and a pan for the starch, all bubbling away to make the one dish I want to eat - I don't enjoy the experience.  I'd rather have a huge pot, where I can cook all the ingredients, the one after the other, and have a warm, comforting, delightful dish as a result.  This is my recipe for a typical wintery German dish that shelters me from all evil (cold, work, traffic) like nothing else...




Reisfleisch (literally:  rice with meat)

500g pork, in little cubes
500g tomatoes, chopped
2 bell peppers, chopped
1/2 aubergine, in pieces (I buy them ready sliced, grilled and frozen)
1 shallot, thinly chopped
100g bacon, chopped
1 l chicken stock
200g white rice
salt/pepper/parika/laurel leaf


Start with the bacon.  Using a large, heavy pot, fry bacon for a bit over medium  heat, until it's nice and lightly crispy.  Set aside and fry the onion in the fat left.  Add bell peppers and aubergine, heat through - set aside as well.  Oil spray the pot and fry the pork pieces until nicely coloured from all sides (it doesn't have to cook through, this will be done during the next step).

Return all previous ingredients to the pot.  Add the tomatoes, rice and condiments.  Pour chicken stock.  Continue over medium heat, and let everything bubble away for about 1 hour.  The consistency should be of  a thick liquid.  Remove from heat and leave to cool (if you can resist...).  

I love this dish because it has all the goodness there is in the kitchen - comfort food but at the same time nutricious food.  Best combination I can think of!






This post is my entry into Weekend Cooking, a weekly event hosted by Beth Fish Reads.







18 comments:

  1. I love one pot meals too and this one looks delicious- thanks for sharing.

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    1. great - thanks Diane!

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  2. I'm always happy with one pot meals too -- this looks easy and as you say, great comfort food. And did you say bacon? I'm there :D. . .

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    1. he he -- I'm with you on that!

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  3. One pot - great approach. Have a super week.

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  4. this is an interesting dish. sort of a savoury/meat rice pudding. I agree with you. When there are lots of pots to wash afterward, it almost seems like a punishment for cooking a wonderful meal.

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    1. That's exactly it! thanks Heather!

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  5. I love one pot meals, too. As much as anything, I hate trying to get everything to be ready at the same time. This looks like a great comfort food dish!

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  6. Sounds perfect for today in the snow!

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  7. That looks perfectly delicious and comforting for cold, January days. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. It does sound like comfort food - and filling food, too! Perfect for a cold winter night when you don't want to get out the whole pot collection... I shall have to try your recipe!

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    1. Indeed, it's comforting, filling and is a full meal in itself - let me know if you try it!

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  9. I love one-dish meals too. Easy cleanup! This looks so warming and hearty for winter. YUM.

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