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A friend and I were talking about old childhood foods and how we grew up poor and were raised to use as much as the animal as we could, so nothing was wasted. She even said she dated someone who said he would literally eat the whole pig and if he could catch the oink he'd eat that, too!

There was one thing that we both remembered, neck bones and rice. The neck bones had flavoring and nutrients that when cooked with rice, it flavored it so deliciously. I remember it being cooked on the stove, but I have no time for that, ha, so I have been scouring the internet for slow cooker versions so I can toss it all in before I go to work and have it ready when I come home.

So I ask you, masters of the crock, have you ever heard of any slow cooker recipes for neck bones and rice? Please share!


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Sep. 7th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
Sounds like soup to me! Neck and whatever other bones you have handy, plus some onions and carrots and celery, should make a great broth. Cook several hours on low.

Don't put the rice in right away; leave it out until the last hour... last 10 minutes if it was already cooked.
Sep. 7th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
Just from the description, I'm imagining something closer to black-eyed peas and ham hocks; most of the peas break down, resulting in a thicker sauce instead of a broth.
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