Thursday, March 17, 2011

in the kitchen

Each year at St. Patty's Day, the leprechauns come to play in our kitchen, leaving evidence of their mischief in the form of green milk and, when we're lucky, a green treat.

This year, they also left the recipe (looks as though I'm not the only fan of adapting smitten kitchen recipes).

(Green) Brown Butter and Brown Rice Crisp Treats

1 stick unsalted butter
10 oz. marshmallows
1/4 tsp. sea salt
6 c. puffed brown rice
food coloring (optional)

Melt the butter in a large pot on the stove, stirring until it is browned. Turn off the heat and stir in the marshmallows. If you need more heat to melt the marshmallows, turn it on low. Stir in the food coloring if desired. Once it's all melted and mixed, remove from stove and stir in the salt and puffed rice. Mix until coated and press evenly into a buttered 8x8 baking dish. Let cool before cutting and enjoying.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


kathy said...

Ooh, brown butter makes everything so delicious, and the brown rice makes it seem almost healthy!