As I write this, the children have a day off from school because of the snow and ice in our area. They’re having a blast playing with their friends. Their faces are red with the cold and they’re hungry all the time! What kind of food am I cooking for them? Something hot and filling, of course. Something like Southern-style pilaf, or rice pileau. (Also spelled pilau and perlo.)
A South Carolinian will most likely pronounce this recipe ‘perlo,’ as I do, since I grew up in SC. Non-Southerners would know a variation of the dish as pilaf (although your version likely doesn’t have pork in it.)
I do know that pileau was a popular one-pot dish for the Gullah people (they speak an English-based Creole with words of African origin, as well) in the Sea Island areas of South Carolina and Georgia.
2.5 to 3 pounds of country style bone in pork ribs
3 cups rice
6 cups of the RESERVED broth created from boiling the ribs
Boil until the meat falls off the bone, approximately an hour and a half
Strain the meat and cool on a plate.
RESERVE the broth the meat is cooked in
Once meat is cool separate the meat from the bones and fat.
Discard bones & fat.
Shred meat into bite sized pieces and add meat to the pot.
Add 6 cups of the broth from boiling the meat back to the pot.
Bring to a boil
Add 3 cups of rice
Add 1 Tablespoon salt (or to taste)
Add pepper to taste
Hope you’ll enjoy it! And…stay warm!
Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig
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