When I tasted the smoked gouda (which I've never cooked with before), I really liked its smoky-ness and an almost beer like flavor. So I figured pairing it with lots of beer wouldn't go wrong. Cheese + beer = fondue. It went really nicely with a Fat Tire in case you are looking for a beer pairing for it.
Fondue Rice3 chicken breasts, cut in 2” cubes
2 bottles Hefeweizen or other medium ale
1 cup brown rice
½ t garlic powder
½ t celery salt
1 t whole cloves
1 t whole coriander
1 t whole mustard seed
1 t black pepper
½ lb asparagus, cut in 2” segments
¼ white onion, cut in 2” pieces
¼ red pepper, cut in 2” pieces
8 oz smoked gouda, grated
½ c skim milk ( I might do 1 c if I do this one again)
Add 1 c water, 1 c beer, 1 c brown rice to a pot. Heat until boiling. Simmer for 35 minutes
Grind cloves, coriander, mustard seed, and black pepper.
Add remaining beer, garlic powder, celery salt, and spice grind to a pot. Heat to low boil. Add chicken. Simmer until chicken is cooked.
Add sausage to chicken and place vegetables in a steamer tray on top of the meat. Steam for 10 minutes.
Once all are done, heat milk to a simmer in a chef pan. Slowly add cheese and rice over low heat.
Once cheese is melted, add meat and vegetables (no additional liquid). Mix together. Serve.
It's a little on the gooey side (Noah thought it looked like Rice Krispie Treats-he was sadly disappointed by the cheese flavor!)