Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Chipotle Pepper Brown Rice with Chipotle Salmon and Herbed Potatoes

I made this dinner meal as I was very happy that it was warm outside and no more snow. My mind was so fresh. I bought this brown rice from an Asian store which is a Organic Brown Basmati Rice. I agree that it was bit expensive, but was really impressed to see an organic brown basmati rice. The second thing I wanted to do is I wanted to cut the salmon in heart shaped, but didn't want to break the fish after it's cooked. So I shifted my idea to make the same heart shape with potatoes. The whole meal was so satisfying and so tasty.

Chipotle Pepper Brown Rice:
1 cup Brown Basmati Rice
2 cups Water
1 clove Garlic Crushed
1 small Onion chopped
1 Orange Bell Pepper chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tsp Butter
1/4 tsp Olive Oil
1 cube Chipotle Seasoning

Chipotle Salmon:
1 Steak Salmon
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 cube Chipotle seasoning
1/4 tsp Chili powder
1/4 tsp Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp Garlic powder
1/4 tsp Onion powder
1/2 Juice of Lime
1/2 tsp Olive Oil

Herbed Potatoes:
1 big Red Poato
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/4 cube Chipotle seasoning
1/2 tsp dried Basil and Thyme
1 tsp Olive Oil


Chipotle Pepper Brown Rice:
1. In a heavy bottom sauce pan, add oil and butter, when the butter starts to melt add garlic and onion and saute it until translucent.
2. Now add the orange pepper and saute it for about 2-3 mins.
3. Add the rice, salt, pepper and chipotle seasoning.
4. Saute the rice for about 5 mins on medium flame until little toasted.
5. Now microwave 2 cups of water for about 2 mins and add the hot water into the rice and stir and turn the flame into high.
6. After the rice comes to a boil, simmer it to low, cover and cook it for about 30 mins or until the rice is done.

Chipotle Salmon:
1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except oil, fish and lime juice.
2. Spray oil over the fish on both sides.
3. Sprinkle the mixed spice mix evenly over the fish on both sides.
4. Now heat a non-stick pan, when it's hot add the fish and cook it for about 3-4 mins on each side on medium flame.

Herbed Potatoes:
1. In a pan add oil, when it's hot enough add the potatoes and stir so that all the oil is coated to the potatoes.
2. Cover and cook it for about 5 mins, stirring it occasionally on medium flame.
3. When the potatoes are 3/4 th cooked add all the seasoning and dried herbs and saute it until it gets crispy on the outside and is cooked well on medium low flame.

Assembling :
1. You can serve each of these recipes seperately or with a different combo.
2. But I served it with a bed of rice on the bottom, and topped it with salmon and arranged the potatoes on the side. Wow this meal was awesome and something that I really like with the combination and taste.