Posted By: Keltin 
Nov 5  # 1 of 1
Blackberry Merlot Rice (from left-overs)

We’ve been goofing with left overs, and rice is a great thing to cook with when it is left over. The other night, the corner store didn’t have a good Merlot for the mushroom sauce and steaks, so we bit the bullet and bought what they had in a Merlot......Arbor Mist Blackberry Merlot.

Yeah, I know…..not top of the line, but what can you do when you’re marooned 20 miles out in the country?

But before you cringe, read on. It did make a very tasty mushroom sauce, and later, I’ve goofed with it with a very hot home-made pepper mash, and that tasted dang good. Then we took left over stir-fry rice, and tried that. This stuff reduces VERY well with just the right amount of sweetness and tartness (but more sweet than tart). Very close to perfect, and I am surprised. It also adds very good color to the dish. This is a very easy way to color and flavor a dish without a lot of expense or effort!

So now, here is a great recipe for re-using your leftover plain white rice or stir fried rice.


2 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup Arbor Mist Blackberry Merlot

In a large skillet, spread the pre-cooked rice out. If you desire add some finely chopped onion and some oil or butter at this time. Stir–fry for 2-3 minutes.

Add the Arbor Mist and stir well. Allow to cook till all of the wine has evaporated and rice is well coated. Stir constantly. Once the liquid is gone, stir and plate for a very tasty treat.

This is easily accomplished with left over fried rice, white rice, etc. Left-over’s are best for this.