Category Archives: Rice/Risotto

Buttercup Squash Risotto

Repeat after me: Risotto is easy to make, risotto is easy to make…. Buttercup Squash Risotto 2 cups Arborio rice 1 buttercup squash ½ cup white wine 7-8 cups fresh chicken or vegetable stock 1 tbsp olive oil cinnamon stick … Continue reading

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Baked Risotto Balls

Two things kept us from making risotto balls in the past: Most recipes call for frying the balls, our least favorite way of cooking, and most call for leftover risotto. Since we eat risotto as a main course, we tend … Continue reading

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Red Wine Risotto

Once again: Risotto is a really easy quick dinner that everyone thinks is fancy and hard. It is also a dish that is always better at home than from a restaurant. For this one, we went a little off left … Continue reading

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Fried rice with broccoli and cashews

This is a great weeknight side dish that comes together quickly. Pre-cooked meat can be added to turn it into a main course. Fried Rice with broccoli and cashews half a medium onion, diced  1 1/2 cups broccoli, cut small … Continue reading

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Saffron rice

Sensing a theme here? This also goes well with tacos. Saffron rice 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice 1 1/2 cups chicken broth a good pinch saffron threads (about a 1/4 tsp) 2 medium carrots, diced 1 cup peas (frozen … Continue reading

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Brown Rice with Porcini Mushrooms

I have found that brown rice is a better choice than its white counterpart for every dish. Well except for sushi and other Asian cuisine, red beans and rice, black beans and rice, gumbo, soup and jambalaya… It is a … Continue reading

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Red beans and rice

By Katherine One of the quintessential Louisiana dishes we managed not to have on our trip to New Orleans a few months back was red beans and rice. So when we saw chef John Besh cooking up a big pot … Continue reading

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Brown rice risotto with black trumpet mushrooms

By Katherine When Greg talks about how easy it is to make risotto, I nod wholeheartedly in agreement gulping wine and watching him stir. I do love to watch him stir. Wait where was I? Oh yes, the simplicity of … Continue reading

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Asparagus and beef rice bowl

By Katherine We’ve been in a weeknight dinner rut. Both of us have been getting home later and that often translates to dinner after 8 p.m., when there are no leftovers to reheat. Ideally, we like weeknight meals that come … Continue reading

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Shrimp Risotto

As I said before, risotto is such an easy dish to make and it seems so fancy. This particular one does need a few special ingredients. The shrimp must be high quality and no smaller than 22-28 count per pound. … Continue reading

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