August 16, 2009

rice with shrimp and mushrooms

This month's Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Olga of Las Cosas de Olga and Olga's Recipes and was an awesome Spanish rice with mushrooms, artichokes and (in my version) shrimp.
After the complexity of last month's challenge I was a bit anxious about what might be in store for this month. The tendonitis in my right arm has been excruciating lately and is keeping me away from the computer and the stove. I thought I'd have to pass on this month's challenge but this recipe kept calling out to me so finally I decided to give it a try. It was so simple that I was able to make it with one hand, literally!
The recipe starts with a sofregit or sofrito - tomatoes, onions, peppers, garlic and spices cooked down into a luscious paste - which is then used to flavour the rice. The original recipe calls for cuttlefish but I have never been a big fan so I used shrimp instead.
Thank you Olga for an amazing recipe - it is just what I needed this month and I will come back to it again and again! You can find the recipe and photos from the talented Daring Cooks here.


  1. Wow and all done with one hand!!!! Wonderful effort and I really like the photos. Hope the hand heals quickly. Cheers from Audax in Australia

  2. Oohh pretty! Sorry to here about your pain. How brave of you to complete the challenge. It looks terrific. Hope you feel better next month. See you then. :)

  3. Beautiful presentation- you certainly cannot tell that you only used one hand here. ;) Looks yummy! I also like your Julia Child quote.