Pigeon Peas and Rice ♥ Good Luck Foods - Recipe Redux Challenge December 2013
Wish Upon A Dish
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  • 1 st offers an opportunity to forget the past and make a clean start. But instead of leaving everything up to fate, why not enjoy a meal to increase your good fortune? There are a variety of foods that are believed to be lucky and to improve the odds that next year will be a great one. Traditions vary from culture to culture, but there are striking similarities in what's consumed in different pockets of the world: The six major categories of auspicious foods are grapes, greens, fish, pork, legumes, and cakes. Whether you want to create a full menu of lucky foods or just supplement your meal, we have an assortment of recipes, guaranteed to make for a happy new year, or at the very least a happy belly.
  • Grapes
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 oz bacon, cut into 14″ cubes
  • ½ cup sofrito
  • ½ small yellow onion, minced
  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 5 minutes Add sofrito and onion
  • 8 minutes Add rice and tomato paste
  • 2 minutes Add stock, oregano, and olive mix

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