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rice w/fried bananas (sallye)

Recipe by
sallye bates
Austin, TX

This is blatant takeoff of one of Dave Lieberman's recipes. I have changed it to suit our taste. I hope you will try it the next time you're craving a great rice recipe. You won't regret it.

yield 4 -6 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For rice w/fried bananas (sallye)

  • 5 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 md
    green bananas
  • 2 tsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1 md
  • 1 pinch
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch
    ground allspice
  • 1 c
    uncooked wild rice
  • 2 c
    stock (vegetable, cicken or fish)

How To Make rice w/fried bananas (sallye)

  • 1
    NOTE: It is important that bananas are green and firm; otherwise they will become soggy
  • 2
    Place liquid stock in medium size saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil. Add rice and a pinch of salt, cover tightly and turn heat to low. Simmer the rice for 18-20 minutes just until tender and remove from heat. Keep covered and set aside to cool.
  • 3
    Slice 2 bananas into 1/2 inch slices and place in a bowl with sugar. Toss gently so that all banana pieces are coated with sugar.
  • 4
    Peel onion and finely dice. (Using food processor is easier and quicker). Set aside.
  • 5
    Place 2 tablespoons of oil in large heavy skillet over medium high heat. When oil is shimmering, add the bananas in a single layer to the hot oil. Cook 1 or 2 minutes on each side until bananas are nice and brown. Transfer bananas to a plate and set aside.
  • 6
    Add the 3 remaining tablespoons of oil to the pan, allow to heat for 1 minute, then add the onion. Sauté a few minutes until the onions are softened and translucent. Season with the cinnamon and allspice.
  • 7
    Add the cooked rice to the onions and cook until heated through, stirring with a wooden spoon constantly. Remove from heat, add the bananas and fold into rice mixture with the wooden spoon.
  • 8
    An excellent side dish for just about any kind of meat.