I got notification this week about the upcoming miniature auction I attend every year. Decided that I need to go with a very traditional South African feel for my submissions. Now comes the question -
how do I make miniature rice that LOOKS like rice?
I want to make a traditional yellow raisin rice dish, accompanied by the curried mince loaf aka Babotie!
I'm using very fine ballyntine for the raisins, sesame seed for the almonds, tiny punched leaves for the bay leaves, grating my meat mix for the loaf, BUT - the rice ain't working!
Along with that goes the green bean casserole - no clue HOW I'm going to make that! LOL - and pumpkin fritters. Need to cook the real thing and have a look to see what it looks like on the plate! The fritters are the easy part.
I'm also in two minds whether to only make ONE plate serving or to do 6 and present it as a meal, with partially empty dishes for the sideboard. What do you think?