Cream sauce usually calls for cream, so it is very fattening. But I love cream sauce! So I use non fat milk and corn starch (or flour and butter) to make cream sauce. One of my favorite dishes is doria. Doria is basically gratin with rice. The cream sauce part can be used for other dishes such as salmon cream sauce for pasta.
salt and pepper
corn starch and water (ex. 1 tbs corn starch+1 tbs water)
small amount of butter (I use Smart Balance)
Any vegetables, meat, or seafood
Cook brown rice ahead.
Preheat oven to 450F
Stir fry vegetables and meat or seafood.
Warm up milk, but not quite boiling. Then add soup bullion, salt, pepper. It will get saltier as the water in milk evaporates, so don’t make it too salty at this point. You can always add more salt later.
Once milk is close to boiling, turn down the stove to medium low.
Add the cooked vegetables and meat or seafood.
Add corn starch and water mix. Stir for a minute and see if it thickens. If not, add more starch and water mix. Make sure to mix starch and water in a separate bowl first before adding to the hot milk. I never measure, so I am not sure how much starch/water mix you will need, but I would say you need close to 1 tbs of starch for 2 cups of milk. Once it thickens, add small amount of butter.
Put cooked brown rice into a baking dish and pour cream sauce.
Sprinkle panko and grated Parmesan cheese.
Bake until golden brown on top. Everything has been cooked already, so 5-10 min. would be enough.
I always guess how much seasoning I need, so I dont know how much to add. Just add little bit of bullion at a time and taste it.
Cut very small kabocha in half and bake for about 20-30 min in 400F oven. Cook cut side down.
Once the kabocha is cooked, add brown rice and pour the cream sauce. Follow step 9 and 10.
If you slice off the bottom of the kabocha a bit, it is more stable.
Make sure to buy small kabocha. When you fill it with Doria, it turns out to be a lot of food. I like kabocha for the taste, but it is also high in Vitamin A. I also like to add spinach in the cream sauce.