Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pork & Giveaway

Simple meal and quick post for someone to get a $65 gift certificate.  Here I'm pimping modern decor, and the certificate is for CSN stores, which sell all sorts of stuff.  Nothing in it for me this time, but I figure none of the handful of people reading here would mind a chance for some free credit.  Just comment with your name and current city of residence and I'll randomly pick a winner.  You could add more to the comment, but unless it's super moving I'm probably just going to random number it.

The dish above is a pork chop of quasi-Flintstone proportions over polenta topped with tomato sauce.  For the polenta, I used a rice cooker (recent purchase to aid with the boudin referenced in the last post), and I couldn't be happier with the result.  Looking for recipes on the internet, it seemed like a 3 or 4 to 1 ratio of liquid to polenta was the sweet spot.  I went 3.5 cups duck stock to 1 cup polenta and wouldn't change a thing.  Finished with a little salt, pepper, and butter, and, so long as the rice cooker doesn't break or the electricity go out, I'm never going to make this stuff on the stove again.

Rice cooker polenta.  It's where it's at.  Pork from New Creation.  Good luck to the commenters.

Contest ends Sunday night.

13 comments:

Rachel (Hounds in the Kitchen) said...

I don't love rice so I've never invested in a rice cooker, but I never considered cooking polenta in it. Hmm...

I live in Columbus OH for the contest entry.

Domestic Diva said...

I live in Los Angeles, CA. Thanks for the chance.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

steve said...

Next time we talk you are going to have to tell me what brand and size of rice cooker you bought. I haven't bought one yet because rice really is pretty easy to cook on the stove in small batches. But an interesting use of one to make polenta.

Anonymous said...

Andrew Samtoy, Lyndhurst, OH!

Dave said...

love the blog, especially reading about where you source all your meals from. We shop at a lot of the same places. I know you like New Creation Pork, but have you tried Bluebird Meadows? I prefer theirs.

Dave from Avon Lake

Elizabeth said...

Beth Whittaker from Avon Lake, Ohio

Ryan said...

Ryan McCartney from Cleveland, OH

DianeS said...

I'm a make rice on the stove kind of person but I think it's a cool idea to use the rice cooker for polenta especially if it works well wishout constant stirring.

I live in Avon Lake.

Diane

lissasue12101 said...

Just here for contest entry, not really a commenting type. I live in Manchester, IA
Melisa

Big AL said...

Welcome to "The Many Wonderful Uses of a Rice Cooker" world. We use it for many things.

It is very useful. Try cooking spelt berries in it. You probably still have some left over from the co-op unless the chickens have already consumend them.

Thanks for getting the bacon again, and I live in Ohio City.

susitravl said...

I'm from Kansas - currently residing in Derby - a suburb just south of Wichita, Kansas. I need to win this gift certificate so I can buy a rice cooker to make your polenta - sounds delicious!!!!

susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

Ben said...

We got a rice cooker lately, but mostly use for rice (but we're meaning to try time delayed overnight steel cut oats).

And for the contest: Ben Morgenstein, Cleveland Heights, OH

Sarah said...

Polenta in the rice cooker? What a great idea!

Sarah - Solon, OH