Monday, March 2, 2009

Colored Rice/Pasta

We made this colored rice for preschool today and used it for about 3 or 4 different activities because Lucy enjoyed it so much. I'm sure you've seen it before, but it's such an easy recipe and the kids can help make it (which is good for us because I'm always looking for something to make with Lucy besides cookies.)

Colored Rice/Pasta
Recipe adapted from
1 Cup Colored Rice

*2 teaspoons rubbing alcohol
*12 drops liquid food coloring (color of choice) -for a deep color
*1 cup uncooked white rice or any pasta
*parchment paper or silpat
*baking sheet

1. In a ziplock bag, combine alcohol rub and food coloring.
2. Pour in the rice and close the bag.
3. Shake the bag well (like the shake and bake stuff)...the kids can really have fun helping with this part.
4. Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and pour the rice onto it.
5. Let dry for about 1/2 a day in a warm and airy place OR bake at 200 F for 10-15 minutes.

1 comment:

The Bradley's said...

Thanks for the directions! I wondering if there was a trick to coloring pasta. I'm thinking we need some to work on counting and whatnot. Thanks!

P.S. - I'd love directions for ALL of your crafts. I know you've just got oodles of time to spend educating non-crafties like me. :)