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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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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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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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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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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Chicken & Vegetable Chowder

October 14, 2009 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Chicken, Comfort Food, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

  If you’re looking for a twist on traditional chicken soup, then you should try this recipe for Chicken and Vegetable Chowder. It’s simple, easy to make and comforting. For the blending of the chowder, I used an immersion blender (stick blender) instead of transferring the soup in batches to a blender. If you do use a • 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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