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....

Broccoli and Parmesan Casserole

Ingredients: 4 cups coarsely chopped broccoli florets ( about 2 lbs.)3 tablespoons flour1/8 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon dry mustard3/4 cup nonfat milk1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth1/2 cup extra-sharp cheddar cheese1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese1 1/2 tablespoons diced pimentos1 (6 ounce) cans sliced mushrooms, drained (optional)black pepper6 melba toastcooking spray Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees...

Southern Living Pinto Beans

Ingredients: 1 lb fresh dry pinto beans, sorted and rinsed*1 smoked ham hock1 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes and green chilies1 (32 ounce) containers chicken broth1 green bell peppers, chopped1 celery ribs, chopped1/2 onions, chopped1 dash red hot sauce1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon oregano1/2 teaspoon thyme1/2 teaspoon black pepper1 teaspoon Worcestershire saucehot...

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...

L’kebab (Algerian Fried Potato in Sauce)

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons oil1/2 cup onions, chopped1 lb skinless chicken pieces, rid of fat and skin10 sprigs flat leaf parsley, leaves only, chopped1/4 cup chickpeas, cooked1 teaspoon black pepper1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon cinnamon3 cups water2 lbs frozen french fries1 eggs, beatenlemon wedges, for serving Directions: Mix together in pan, 2 tablespoons oil, onion, chicken,...

Ethiopian Lentils

Ingredients: 2 cups dried lentils, picked over and washed6 cups water3/4 cup anaheim chilies, seeded and chopped2 cups red onions, peeled and chopped1/4 cup spiced butter1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed1 tablespoon berbere, saucefresh ground black pepper, to taste Directions: Boil the lentils in water for 5 minutes Drain, reserving...

Quick and Easy Cracker Salad

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups saltine crackers, crushed1 cup sweet onions, finely chopped1 cup bread and butter pickles, chopped1/3 cup bell peppers, finely chopped1/4 cup pimientos, drained and chopped1 pint Miracle Whip ( not mayonnaise) Directions: Place all first 5 ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.Add the Miracle Whip and still until well...

Avocado With Tofu

Ingredients: 200 g tofu, compressed and cut into chunks1 cup chopped tomatoes ( chunks)1 avocados, cut into chunks1 -2 dried chilies1/4 cup sesame seed oil1/8 cup vinegar1/8 cup sugar1/4 cup soy sauce Directions: Put the first 3 ingredients into a big serving bowl.Mix vinegar, sugar and soy sauce in a measuring cup until the...

Saffron Couscous

Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed2 tablespoons olive oil1 1/2 cups uncooked couscous1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper1/3 cup chopped green onion tops Directions: Bring broth to a simmer in a small saucepan. Add saffron, stirring to dissolve. Cover and keep warm.Heat...