"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers." ~ Charles W. Eliot
"This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook - try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!" ~ Julia Child
"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." ~ Louisa May Alcott

Friday, March 22, 2013

Dutch stir-fry

As I have mentioned before, we are big Brussel sprouts lovers. I have posted a recipe for sprouts with rice before but this one has not developed into this more spicy version. So here is a very tasty way to dress up Brussel sprouts with.....

Dutch Stir-fry
250 gr (about 1/2 lb) Brussel sprouts, cut in half and washed
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced in strips and cut in bite sized pieces
1 red chili pepper, remove seeds and finely chopped
125 gr (about 1/4 lb) bacon lardons or chunks
3 spring onions, sliced
good pinch of thyme
3/4 cup of rice, cooked and set aside

Parboil the sprouts about 3 minutes, drain and set aside.

Fry the bacon and red pepper in a little olive oil adding thyme to the meat.

Now add the spring onions and finely chopped red chili. Then add the cooked sprouts to the mixture and warm through. Last, add the cooked rice, mixing well and serve.

Note:  The heat of your chosen chili pepper will determine the spiciness of this dish. Ours are mildly hot.

Eet smakelijk!


Nancy said...

Well that looks pretty good. A nice way to get you to eat your sprouts. lol
Love you, Mom

Patricia said...

One of my favourite veggies is Brussels Sprouts. Your recipe looks very tasty and I'm going to try this for sure. Sometimes as a side dish after they've been boiled or steamed for a few minutes I pan fry them in some sesame oil and throw some sesame seeds over them before serving - delicious. Have a lovely weekend.
Patricia x

Rosie said...

I too love brussels sprouts and your recipe looks tasty:)

Trish said...

I love Brussel sprouts! This recipe sounds like something I'll have to try. I also like to roast them in the oven tossed with a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper.

Susan in SC said...

This is a really pretty dish! I am not a Brussels sprout fan but this sounds like it would be tasty.

Nan said...

I emailed this to my daughter who loves B. Sprouts. Thanks!

Vicki said...

I've really been enjoying catching up to all of your recipes, especially the Dutch ones because it's my heritage of which I know very little here in the U.S. (my grandfather was born in Friesland near Heerenveen/Terband (I probably have spelled that incorrectly). The recipes are thoughtful and healthy which you post; a nice variety. I also appreciate your book reviews and plan to look into the Cotswold series. I live in what is called a Cotswold cottage here in Southern California, USA. It was built in 1923; very small.