RECIPE: found! rice nut loaf recipe!
OK, I'm the only one in the world who's excited about this, but I was visiting in Maine and discovered a copy of the NY Times cookbook that I don't have on hand, and so I got a copy of the recipe I was looking for... (see post "looking for"). Here it is in all it's glory, with my changes.
1 c. chopped nuts (I used about 3/4 c. almonds and 1/4 c. walnuts but use what you have. Just chop really fine -- I use the food processor or a coffee grinder)
1 onion, finely chopped
garlic (2 or 3 cloves)
3 ribs celery, finely chopped
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 c. wheat germ (I usually start with 1/2 c. and add a little more if the loaf is too moist)
3 T. nutritional (brewer's) yeast
2 c. cooked brown rice
1 T. tamari or soy sauce
rosemary, sage, thyme
I saute the onions and celery and garlic first but you don't have to -- then just mix everything together. Put in an oiled loaf pan, bake at 350F for 40 minutes or so, let sit for 10 minutes, slice and serve! I love it with mushroom gravy but other sauces would be good. It has a very meaty texture and taste (the nutritional yeast helps with that) and is a great substitute for turkey on Thanksgiving. Leftovers are good sliced and eaten warmed, cold, on sandwiches... you get the idea. I love, love, love this nut loaf after trying many others.