Saffron Risotto With Pistachios

Ingredients: 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1 medium size yellow onions, chopped 1 teaspoon saffron threads 1 3/4 cups uncooked arborio rice 1 cup dry white vermouth 5 cups chicken broth 1 cup grated parmesan cheese 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped pistachios Directions: Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat; add onion. Saute 5 minutes....

The Best Authentic Spanish Rice

Ingredients: 2 cups long-grain white rice ( Riceland)1 -2 medium green peppers, sliced1 medium onions, sliced1 medium tomatoes, sliced2 tablespoons tomato & chicken bouillon ( Knorr brand, “Caldo de Tomato con Sabor de Pollo”, in Mexican food aisle)1/8 teaspoon garlic salt ( to taste)4 cups watervegetable oil ( no olive oil) Directions: Pour rice...

Chipotle’s Basmati Rice

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon vegetable oil2/3 cup white basmati rice1 limes, juice of1 cup water1/2 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, chopped Directions: In a 2-qt. heavy saucepan, heat oil or butter over low heat, stirring occasionally until melted.Add rice and lime juice, stir for one minute.Add water and salt, bring to a full rolling boil....

Sweet Rice Salad

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons apricot jam1 tablespoon water1 tablespoon lemon juice7 tablespoons mayonnaise6 ounces long grain rice ( cooked & rinsed in cold water)1 ounce finely chopped onions2 apples, chopped ( I used Delicious)4 firm tomatoes (cut into 6-8 pieces) or 6 -8 cherry tomatoessaltbell peppers Directions: Melt jam, water, and lemon juice together in...

Rice Pilaf

Ingredients: 1 2/3 cups water1 tablespoon butter1 bay leaves1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground white pepper1 1/3 cups rice1 teaspoon butter1/4 cup chopped celery1/4 cup chopped onions1/4 cup chopped red bell peppers1/2 teaspoon minced garlic Directions: Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a saucepan.Add rice, cover and cook until rice is tender and water is...

Moroccan Rice Pilaf

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon unsalted butter1/2 cup finely chopped onions1 teaspoon paprika1 teaspoon cumin1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1 cup white basmati rice1 1/2 cups water or 1 1/2 cups vegetable stockfresh ground black pepper, to taste1/4 cup sliced almonds1/4 cup raisins Directions: Preheat oven to 350?F.Melt butter on medium-low heat in a small ovenproof pot.Fold in...

Tomato Chili

Ingredients: 10 -12 fresh tomatoes, peeled & blendedolive oil5 -6 garlic cloves1 -2 lb ground chicken (optional) or 1 -2 lb pork (optional) or 1 -2 lb sausage (optional)1 cup red onions, diced2 -3 cups green peppers, diced1 -2 jalapenos, diced1 (14 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed1 cup corn2 cups chicken stock1...

Savannah Red Rice

Ingredients: 5 slices bacon1 1/4 cups chopped onions1/2 cup chopped celery1/2 cup chopped green peppers1 (14 1/2 ounce) cans whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped1 cup uncooked long grain rice3/4 cup water1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon black pepper1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper1/8 teaspoon hot sauce Directions: Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon,...

Prawn Goat Cheese Risotto – Weight Watcher Friendly

Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups chicken broth2 teaspoons vegetable oil1 cup onions, chopped2 teaspoons garlic, minced1 cup arborio rice180 g prawns, peeled, deveined, diced ( 6 – 7 oz)75 g goat cheese ( 2 – 3 oz)2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated1/4 teaspoon black pepper1/4 teaspoon salt1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped1/2 cup white wine (optional) Directions:...