Cajun French: la fleur (la flur) – flower
Saturday morning was stormy which meant the Red Stick Farmers Market would be held in the Galvez Parking Garage. It also meant there would be fewer farmers at the market due to the weather. Upon arriving, as we thought there were fewer farmers yet the farmers that were there had an abundance of Spring vegetables. There was an array of color – yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes and much more including broccoli flowers. We enjoy cooking with flowers and had never used broccoli flowers so of course they had to go in our market basket. We took half the flowers and decided to cook them with rice. The flowers are delicate and add sweetness to the rice. We served the rice with our Mustard Tarragon rubbed Catfish.
Mais C’est Bon!
1 cup raw brown rice
2 cups water
1 tsp salt
1 cup broccoli flowers
½ cup chopped parsley
2 tsp almond butter
Remove broccoli flowers from hard center stems.
Bring 2 cups water to boil and add salt.
Add rice, broccoli flowers, and parsley.
Cook covered on simmer for 25 minutes.
Steam for 10 minutes.
To rice add almond butter and blend.