Archives: Rice

Italian Sausage and Wild Mushroom Risotto

October 2, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Comfort Food, Italian, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Turkey.

If you like mushrooms, you’re going to LOVE this risotto! Like all risotto recipes, it does take some effort but, boy, is it worth it: it’s hearty, earthy and delicious! I basically followed the recipe with a few minor substitutions. I used turkey Italian sausage and substituted Marsala wine for the Madeira. For the mushrooms, • Read More »

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Pineapple Pork Fried Rice

January 22, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish.

This fried rice is a delicious blend of sweet (pineapple), salty and savory (soy sauce and hoisin sauce). Plus, it’s super fast to make so it’s a perfect weeknight meal. I used pork tenderloin instead of pork chops, and two cups of leftover steamed jasmine rice. The Asian chili-garlic sauce I used says “Sweet Chilli Sauce” on the • Read More »

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Mediterranean Rice Salad

May 31, 2009 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Recipes, Rice, Salad, Side Dish, Summer, Vegetarian.

This is a great salad…delicious, beautiful, and perfect for summer! I used leftover regrigerated cooked rice (about 3 cups), substituted 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano for the 1 teaspoon of fresh, used both red onion and green onion, added a splash of red wine vinegar and some sliced sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil.  I used jasmine rice but • Read More »

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Egg Fried Rice

March 13, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Egg Fried Rice | Filed in: Asian, Eggs, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Vegetarian.

Egg fried rice is a great way to use up leftover rice or a good reason to make it in the first place. Using cold streamed rice (rice that’s been cooled then refrigerated) is the key to making this dish because freshly cooked rice can get mushy. I used a large non-stick pan instead of a wok • Read More »

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Fresh Corn Risotto

January 27, 2009 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Main Dish, Rice.

In my book, risotto is comfort food…kind of like mashed potatoes or mac & cheese. I love just about any version of this creamy rice dish. One night recently when Husband was busy and the kids were engrossed in a movie, I decided to make some risotto just for me. I took stock of what I had on • Read More »

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