Posts Tagged ‘sesame seeds’

Triple-Sesame Jasmine Rice

February 25, 2012 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish

Quick and flavorful, this recipe is a nice side dish for an Asian-themed meal. Jasmine rice, a fragrant long-grain variety, is common in Thai cuisine and available in many grocery stores. Look in the Asian section of your market (or an Asian market) for the sesame oil and both types of sesame seeds. For extra […]

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Stir-fried Snow Peas with Shiitakes and Ginger

May 30, 2011 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Here’s a great side dish of crunchy snow peas and earthy mushrooms in a light, sesame-soy dressing. It’s quick, delicious and perfect for your next Asian-themed meal! Stir-Fried Snow Peas with Shiitakes and Ginger -recipe from Fine Cooking Magazine Tip: Choose dark green, dense-looking peas with no signs of drying or cracking. Trim them by breaking off […]

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Sesame Green Bean Salad

July 28, 2010 by andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetable, Vegetarian

This simple yet tasty recipe is a great way to dress up humble green beans. And, it’s perfect for summer entertaining because the recipe can easily be doubled and made ahead of time. The original recipe calls for cooking the green beans in boiling water for 8-10 minutes but I think that is WAY too long so I changed […]

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Chicken Salad with Crunchy Vegetables and Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

April 16, 2010 by andrea | 9 Comments | Filed in Asian, Chicken, Recipes, Salad, Vegetable

This salad is soooo good! I love the mixture of citrus, soy sauce and sesame oil for the dressing, and the combination of moist chicken, crunchy vegetables and tender greens…delicious! I made it for my Mom’s birthday luncheon recently and everybody loved it (especially Mom)! I substituted fresh spinach for the watercress, and added some […]

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Chilled Sesame Asparagus

July 14, 2009 by andrea | Comments Off on Chilled Sesame Asparagus | Filed in Appetizer, Asian, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian

  This crisp-tender, Asian-inspired asparagus dish is easy, delicious and a snap to make! I’ve made it many times and people always love it. Always, always, always trim asparagus!!! There’s nothing worse than having to gnaw on the woody, tough end of a piece of asparagus, especially at a party. Those untrimmed ends are impossible to eat. Do […]

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