| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:00 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Seitanic White and Red Bean Jambalaya disaster
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:44 pm 
Offline
Tofu Pup
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:38 pm
Posts: 3
Location: Austin, TX
Hi! I just bought Veganomicon, and I was so excited to get started with my first dish: the Seitanic White and Red Bean Jambalaya. I used white long grain rice like the recipe said, but after cooking it 35 minutes at 375 degrees, stirring it and leaving it covered to cool down, I noticed the rice was still hard.

I'm trying to figure out where I went wrong. I don't have a Dutch Oven, so I separated the jambalaya into two casserole dishes - one with a lid and the other I covered with aluminum foil as tightly as I could.

However, I also made a mistake in the order of preparation. After initially sauteeing the pieces of seitan, instead of removing it from the pot I kept it there when I sauteed all the rest of the veggies (onions, peppers, garlic, celerry). I also neglected to stir the rice with the mixture and the 3 tablespoons of tomato paste for up to 4 minutes, doing it for about a minute instead. Then I added the 28 oz of diced tomatoes, the spices, and after simmering again I added the 4 cups of vegetable broth.

Do you think either of these things could have contributed to my hard rice?

I ended up cooking it for another 35-40 minutes longer, and while the rice cooked, the jambalaya itself took on a harder rice-like consistency, instead of a stewy consistency.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Seitanic White and Red Bean Jambalaya disaster
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:14 am 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:25 pm
Posts: 3654
Location: Nashville, TN
Your rice could be old. That happens to me sometimes. Or if you were cooking too hot, your water may have evaporated instead of soaking into the rice. Sometimes I have to add extra water to stuff like that.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Seitanic White and Red Bean Jambalaya disaster
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:58 am 
Offline
Tofu Pup
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:38 pm
Posts: 3
Location: Austin, TX
Ahhh! It was probably the heat, because my rice was pretty new. Thanks for your reply!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Seitanic White and Red Bean Jambalaya disaster
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:50 am 
Offline
The Real Hamburger Helper
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:31 pm
Posts: 2241
Location: Austin, TX
You never know what's going to happen with rice in my experience! Even if you bought it new it could have sat in the shelf or in a warehouse for forever. I bet that's the problem.

_________________
blarg Lazy Smurf's Guide to Life
twitter @veganLazySmurf
Pinterest


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Seitanic White and Red Bean Jambalaya disaster
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:13 am 
Offline
Tofu Pup
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:38 pm
Posts: 3
Location: Austin, TX
Hey Lazy Smurf! You're a friend of the family! You're friends with my sister, Nanette....small world!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Seitanic White and Red Bean Jambalaya disaster
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:27 am 
Offline
The Real Hamburger Helper
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:31 pm
Posts: 2241
Location: Austin, TX
flabastida wrote:
Hey Lazy Smurf! You're a friend of the family! You're friends with my sister, Nanette....small world!

Totally!!!! I didn't even notice your name! Hi! Nanette says you do awesome recipes!

_________________
blarg Lazy Smurf's Guide to Life
twitter @veganLazySmurf
Pinterest


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Seitanic White and Red Bean Jambalaya disaster
PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:08 pm 
Offline
Spent a night at the Bates Motel
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:31 pm
Posts: 2114
Location: detroit, mi
I use brown rice when I make that recipe and I usually precook the rice on its own for about twenty minutes before I mix everything together, and then it can still take up to an hour. I know this wasn't a super helpful comment, just wanted you to know that you're not alone and rice can be finicky. But this is one of my absolute favorite recipes so it's totally worth a bit of fuss. : )

_________________
I'm still buddhist & I still love cupcakes.
My crochet blog! http://threadbythreadzen.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer