Split Pea Rarebit
5 portions 1/2 cup split peas (or other small bean), cooked just tender 1 small onion, chopprd and sauteed in oil 1 receipe cheese sauce (below) 1 1/2 cups raw brown rice, cooked Stir the cooked peas, sauteed onions, and cheese sauce (below) together. You may add 1/2 cup beer to make a more authentic rarebit, if you wish. Serve the rarebit over the cooked rice. Traditionally, rarebit is served over toast, but rice here increases the protein, by being complemented by the cheese. Cheese Sauce: 1/4 cup oil 1/4 cup whole wheat flour 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp tomato paste dash of nutmeg 1/4 tsp dry mustard 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce pinch of dried chili peppers 1 cup grated chedar cheese Heat the oil and stir in the whole wheat flour. Cook for about 2 minutes over a low flame. Stir in the water and simmer until the mixture is thick, adding the salt, tomato paste, nutmeg, dry mustard, worcestershire sauce, and chili peppers. Gradually add the grated cheese and stir until it is melted. It is ready to mix with the split and onions.