Archives: Rice

Coconut Rice

May 19, 2013 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Vegetarian.

Fragrant, steamed jasmine rice is good—but jasmine rice made with coconut milk and fresh ginger is even better! This is a great side dish for Asian-themed meals, and could even be paired with some Caribbean and Latin American dishes. It’s super easy to make and a step up from plain ol’ rice. Garnish with chopped cilantro if • Read More »

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Wild Rice with Butternut Squash, Leeks and Corn

December 1, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Wild Rice with Butternut Squash, Leeks and Corn | Filed in: Autumn, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetarian.

Since the holidays are are upon us, here’s a great side dish that will compliment a potpourri of menus. I love the combination of chewy wild rice, roasted butternut squash and sweet corn…delish! This dish goes well with just about any meat, and much of the recipe can be made ahead of time — making • Read More »

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Rice Stuffing with Water Chestnuts, Apples and Hazelnuts

November 17, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Rice Stuffing with Water Chestnuts, Apples and Hazelnuts | Filed in: Autumn, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Winter.

If you’re looking for a creative stuffing/dressing recipe for this holiday season, you’ll want to give this one a try. I had never tried rice stuffing before and was intrigued by the list of ingredients in this recipe from best-selling author Debbie Macomber: crunchy water chestnuts, toasted hazelnuts, tart apples, and sweet raisins. Hazelnuts (filberts) are grown • Read More »

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Basmati Rice with Sweet Onions and Summer Herbs

August 25, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Basmati Rice with Sweet Onions and Summer Herbs | Filed in: Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Vegetarian.

This easy basmati rice pilaf is flavored with sauteed sweet onions and fresh herbs…simple yet delicious! I recently served it with Cedar-Planked Salmon and Grilled Veggies…a perfect summer meal! Basmati rice is a fragrant variety of long grain rice grown in India and Pakistan. The cooked grains of rice are long and slender, and have a nutty flavor. • Read More »

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Risotto with Salmon, Lemon, Fresh Herbs, and Ricotta Salata

April 11, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Risotto with Salmon, Lemon, Fresh Herbs, and Ricotta Salata | Filed in: Fish, Main Dish, Recipes, Rice, Seafood, Spring.

Now that we’re shedding our winter coats and embracing a new season, a longing for lighter, brighter, fresher foods also emerges. This delicious salmon risotto, spiked with fresh herbs and lemon, is a perfect Springtime meal! As with any risotto, it requires attentive stirring while adding broth in small increments. Other than that, though, it’s easy to prepare. The recipe calls • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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Turkey or Pork Fried Rice

April 28, 2011 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Rice, Turkey.

We love fried rice in our house. Not only do you get all the food groups in one dish (protein, carbs, veggies), it’s also super quick and easy to make. I used ground turkey instead of ground pork and it worked great! It’s important to use cold leftover rice because freshly-made rice will turn into a • Read More »

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Caramelized Carrot Risotto

March 11, 2011 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Comfort Food, Italian, Main Dish, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Spring, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Recently, I was looking for carrot recipes and ran across this one for Caramelized Carrot Risotto. Since roasted carrots are one of my favorite winter side dishes and risotto is my favorite rice dish, I knew I had to make this recipe. While not a quick dish to make, it is definitely comfort food. The • Read More »

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Asian Turkey Meatballs with Carrot Rice

January 27, 2011 | By andrea | 7 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Rice, Turkey.

Fast and flavorful, these Asian-inspired turkey meatballs are made with basic ingredients and are perfect for a weeknight meal. The meatballs can even be made ahead and frozen, which is always a bonus for the busy cook!   Both my kids loved the turkey meatballs, even my Picky Eater (alert the media!). I used 3 teaspoons of • Read More »

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