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Why Rice is So Amazing
Aug03

Why Rice is So Amazing

Rice is a staple food in much of the Eastern World, with the Western World shortly behind it. It’s difficult to find an American or Canadian table that doesn’t eat rice at least once per week, either as a side dish or as part of their main dish. Rice Recipes abound online, whether it’s Asian cuisines, Indian, Cajun or Creole, Italian, even Ukrainian. The world of rice is limitless as it is relatively inexpensive,...

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How to Cook Brown Rice with Lentils: Cupboard Cooking
Feb01

How to Cook Brown Rice with Lentils: Cupboard Cooking

Today is Day 3 of our One Month Grocery Shopping Strike.  This is what I made as a side dish for tonight’s dinner using my “cupboard cooking” strategies. This went with my Coconut Crusted Baked Salmon and peas with toasted coconut. The reason I combined the lentils with the brown rice is to make a complete protein. It’s very difficult to get my mother to eat meat of any kind. She just doesn’t feel like it much. So,...

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How to Cook Cuban Style Rice with Black Beans

Looking for a way to kick up your rice and beans? Maybe it’s a side dish in your home or maybe you’re a vegetarian and this is your main dish. Either way, we can work it out to make it Cuban inspired. It seems that most Cuban dishes have some type of pork in them. This dish is no exception in that it uses bacon. However, if you’re a vegetarian that eats chicken or turkey, you can use chicken or turkey bacon. If...

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Nakano Rice Vinegar Salmon Salad Recipe

That’s right… It’s made from real rice and has a fabulous flavor, and has so many different uses in so many dishes I make. Take this Salmon Salad for instance… Salmon Salad with Tomatoes, Capers and Dill Vinaigrette 2/3 cup NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegar Roasted Garlic or use the “Original” 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 1/2 tsp dried dill weed – Divided 1 tsp salt 4 salmon fillets ~ 5 ounces e/ 3...

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How to Make Rice More Exciting

Now that you know how to tackle cooking any kind of rice, you need to know how to make it taste amazing. Don’t just always feed your family plain, white rice with butter and salt. Yes, this is awesome sometimes… …But you can really take your rice to another level, and make it something to take note of at dinner. Are you cooking Indian food? Why not add some curry powder or paste, some sesame seeds and green onion, or...

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How to Cook Rice

Yes, I know there are instructions on the back of the box you buy to cook your rice… …But I’m trying to broaden your horizons and trying to keep you from cooking that 5-minute variety of converted rice. I want you to cook the unadulterated version of this staple food. There are many times I buy rice, for instance, at an Asian market, and I cannot read the instructions on the back because it’s in a completely...

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How to Cook Brown Rice with Crimini Mushrooms

I love brown rice and the fact that it’s healthy for us, but it can be bland if you don’t know how to ‘doctor’ it up! So, I love to add interesting and flavorful ingredients to kick up the flavor! This is a great recipe! * Tip: To make this a complete meal in itself, add either tofu or some fabulous cooked beans to make it a complete protein!!! Awesome! ~ Kimberly Edwards 🙂 Type: Side Dish Serve With: Coconut...

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