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Risotto with Peas & Bacon (Risi e Bisi) I have to be honest, one of the main reasons I like to make Risotto with Peas & Bacon is so that I can tell everyone eating it that it’s actually called “Risi e Bisi” (the Italian name).

Risotto with Peas & Bacon (Risi e Bisi)

Doesn’t that sound too adorable for words. Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad ~ Heat Oven to 350. Those of you who follow the facebook page for this site know that I scored five rotisserie chickens on sale this past week, although I was so embarrassed to be a nine-month pregnant woman pushing a shopping cart of five chickens that I made my husband do it and I walked a few steps behind.

Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad ~ Heat Oven to 350

I'm not sure why I was worried the chickens would make people think I was weird but buying seven jumbo bags of Twizzlers for my husband a few days earlier didn't bother me. (My husband is in a Twizzler food rut. Have you ever had a family member do this? It's like the only thing he wants to eat is Twizzlers. And Fruity Pebbles.) I shredded all the chickens to freeze so that I could make easy meals like quesadillas and chicken salad when the baby comes. Not all the chicken ended up in the freezer, because I saved out a few cups of the shredded chicken to make this salad. Southwestern Bean and Rice Salad Ingredients. A Potful of Pizzazz. Living in a teeming multicultural town anywhere in the US has its perks if one is a foodie.

A Potful of Pizzazz

While there is ample scope for tasting all manner of cuisines, like say, risotto or empanadas at the local Farmer’s Market or Jamaican barbecued chicken wings or churros at a fun fair, community potlucks and school parties augment the experience, with aromatic, culturally redolent home-cooked meals lining vibrantly up on little tables. Roasted Red Pepper Risotto with Spinach. Don’t you find making risotto so therapeutic?

Roasted Red Pepper Risotto with Spinach

The saute of the onions, the toasting of the rice, the sizzle of the wine burning off, the pouring yourself a glass, the first ladle of the broth simmering in the absorbent-eager rice, the pouring yourself a second glass and noticing a tiny wrinkle on your neck . . . . . . the preparing of the star ingredients, this case being roasted red peppers, the pouring yourself another glass and NO REALLY what is that thing doing on my NECK, the next ladle of broth into the rice, the slow, constant stirring, the oops how did more wine get in my glass and seriously WHY DOES IT LOOK LIKE SARAN WRAP . . . . . . the peppers resting inside plastic baggies so the skin can loosen, and oh awesome speaking of skin loosening, HOW ‘BOUT THAT TURKEY NECK OF YOURS ALL DANGLING AROUND, the quick blitzing of the peppers into a bright sauce. . . . . . the waking up in my backyard with 2 cups of Elmer’s glue on my neck and risotto in my hair and in between my toes. Jamaican Jerk Chicken + The Best Rice, Ever.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Jamaican Red Beans and Rice was inspired by our tropical island vacation. Ben and I are still riding our post-vacation high! We’ve been reminiscing about ridiculously attractive brother and sister, afraid of the water guy, and hot Italians in small bikinis from our hotel, Ben’s been complimenting me on how “rasta” my cooking smells, and I’ve been very laid back in my requests such as, hey mon, can you come pick up your clothes from the living room floor, mon?

Carrot Rice. When it comes to variety rice I do it very rarely.

Carrot Rice

My kids doesn't like the rice to be dry, but they love the tomato rice. So I mixed tomato and added grated carrot which turned into aromatic and healthy pilaf. You can use the same method and use any vegetable like beet, spinach. Ingredients:Basmati Rice - 1 cupCarrot - 4Onion - 1Tomato - 1Green chilly - 3 Ginger and garlic paste - 2 tspCilantro - 1 tspSalt - to taste To temper :Oil - 2 tspButter - 2 tspCinnamon sticks - 1 tspCloves - 4 Cashew - 2 tspPeanuts - 2 tsp. Carrot-Ginger Brown Rice. Carrots. For a long time, I didn’t find carrots exciting. To me they were the thing that Bugs Bunny lusted after (along with Popeye eating spinach) or the crunchy things on the veggie tray I loved to smother with ranch. Texas sweet onion casserole with rice, chipotle and Gruyere. In New York City, certain Texan foods can be scarce.

texas sweet onion casserole with rice, chipotle and Gruyere

So whenever I do see them, I buy up the whole lot in fear I won’t have the opportunity again. For instance, if I see ruby red grapefruit in the winter, I buy up enough to fill my small refrigerator ensuring that I’ll be getting plenty of vitamin C in the next few days. Or in the spring, it’s the arrival of the Texas sweet 1015 onions that has me loading my entire basket with one single item. Recipe for Baked Salsa Rice with Green Chiles, Lime, and Cilantro. It took a couple of tries to get this Baked Salsa Rice just right, and by the final version I had added canned green chiles, lime juice, a pinch of cumin, and extra cilantro to the inspiring recipe for a rice dish that I'd happily make any time as a side dish for any meal with Mexican flavors.

Recipe for Baked Salsa Rice with Green Chiles, Lime, and Cilantro

You could also add my version of Rubio's Pinto Beans on the side or wrap the rice and beans into a burrito, and eat this as a vegetarian meal. The rice is just slightly spicy, but if you're someone who likes a bit more heat just add a little Green Tabasco Sauce or your favorite hot sauce when you eat the finished rice. This would also be great with a little grated cheese melted over the top if you'd like. If I had to make a list of my favorite top ten foods, rice would be right up there close to the top. (Edit: October 2013) My friend Barbara at Pressure Cooking Today made a gorgeous Pressure Cooker Green Chile Lime Salsa Rice by adapting this recipe. Then stir in the chopped cilantro and serve. Fried Rice Fundamentals – Vegan Vermonter. This is sort of an intro-to-fried-rice recipe. Fried rice is a gigantic family of dishes, with different versions all around the world. The vast majority of these are pretty inexpensive and quick to prepare, which means they get cooked often and modified often.

You can pretty much use any produce, fresh or frozen, raw or cooked. You can even use leftover rice. This particular recipe is an intentionally simplified version, so that I can focus on the theory and technique. Ingredients: 1.5 cups long grain white rice (I’ve used Jasmine rice) roughly diced aromatic (This recipe uses an onion.. but you can use scallions, shallots, leeks, etc.) 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1.5 cups napa cabbage, in 1cm slices 1.5 cups white mushrooms, in .5cm slices 3 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp black soy sauce 3 tbsp rice wine (I used shao xing) veggie oil (I like sunflower for high heat) sesame oil.

Pumpkin sage risotto « the edible perspective. I have a goal this year.

pumpkin sage risotto « the edible perspective

Well, this week. And next week. To finally…FINALLY, post a decent amount of holiday recipes before the actual holiday. Pumpkin Sage Risotto. Mushroom and Brown Rice Casserole » Annie's Eats. Mushroom and Brown Rice Casserole Cooking View When I posted my Thanksgiving menu, I asked you wonderful readers to suggest ideas for recipes you wanted to see posted before turkey day.

Mushroom and Brown Rice Casserole » Annie's Eats

Scarletta Bakes. Let me tell you something about kitchen gadgets: I don’t like them.

Scarletta Bakes

I don’t like them because they take up space and, I don’t know about you, but in my kitchen, countertop real estate is in high demand. I also don’t like kitchen gadgets because I think that they create a barrier between the chef and the food. I know it sounds super geeky, but I believe in learning to cook by doing. Getting your hands dirty. Vegetable Paella (Spanish Saffron Flavoured Tomato Rice)