The walnut is a hearty heart-healthy snack on its own and adds a wholesome bit of crunch to a 'wide variety of dishes. Encased in a grooved, light-brown shell, the walnut kernel is formed by two off-white, uneven lobes and has a mildly sweet and sometimes bitter taste.
Most of the nutritional value of walnuts is in their polyunsaturated fats, which also make walnuts quite perishable.
When walnuts remain in their shells, they can last a few months unrefrigerated in a cool, dark place, up to six months refrigerated or a year frozen. Unshelled nuts are the best choice for long-term storage.
Shelled walnuts should be stored in an airtight container and can last up to four months in the refrigerator or longer if kept frozen.
Walnuts have a wonderful earthy and savory flavour with a slightly waxy texture that works well in both sweet and savory recipes. They give cakes and brownies as well as salads and sides a delightful crunch. Many consider walnuts a super-food as they contain Omega-3 which is beneficial to heart health. Just a handful a day can make a difference. Walnuts go brilliantly with cheese, honey and fruits. Easy walnut treats Caramelize walnut halves in a skillet with some sugar and a bit of water. The sticky and crunchy result is perfect on top of ice cream, pies or even some low-fat ricotta cheese.
An Item of Member's Mark Natural Shelled Walnuts (3 lbs.) - Pack of 1 - Bulk Disc
by Member's Mark
Manufactured in the USA
Certififed by the Non-GMO project
This really was good. I was out of rice, but I did have orzo, so I used that.
Only things I would change is the amount of pepper -- just a smidge will do; and the amount of margarine.
If you are making this in a non-stick pan, as the recipe directs, I think you're fine with half that amount.