Chao Ga – Vietnamese Rice Porridge

Ingredients: 6 cups water 6 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup glutinous rice 2 cups long grain rice 1 -2 cup chicken meat, shredded 3 tablespoons fish sauce 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning 2 -4 eggs, depending on desired servings (optional) 2 tablespoons sliced mushrooms (optional) 1 teaspoon white pepper ( black works...

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...

Quick Paella

Ingredients: 2 teaspoons olive oil1/2 teaspoon paprika1 lb peeled shrimp1/2 teaspoon saffron1/2 lb sea scallops4 dashes hot sauce1/2 lb chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces1 cup frozen peas and corn, thawed1 large onions, chopped2 cups chicken broth2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes ( save juice)salt and pepper4 garlic cloves, minced1 cup white rice Directions:...

Saffron Rice

Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon saffron ( include threads, if you have them)1/2 cup hot water ( for dissolving saffron)1/4 cup butter1 1/2 cups uncooked rice1 medium onions ( chopped)1/2 teaspoon salt2 1/2 cups hot water Directions: Put 1/2 cup water in a 1 cup glass measuring cup and heat.Remove and add saffron, set aside.Put rice,...

Paella Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups water or 1 1/4 cups chicken broth1/2 lb fresh shrimp1 (5 ounce) packages yellow rice mix1/4 cup tarragon vinegar2 tablespoons vegetable oil1/4 teaspoon curry powder1/8 teaspoon white pepper2 cups cooked chicken breasts, diced1 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed1/3 cup celery, thinly sliced1/4 cup onions, minced1...

Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients: 1 (14 1/2 ounce) cans low sodium chicken broth1/2 cup water1 (4 ounce) cans mushrooms, drained or 1 (4 ounce) cans fresh mushrooms1 tablespoon butter (optional)1/2 teaspoon dried basil or 1/2 teaspoon fresh basil1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or 1/4 teaspoon fresh garlic cloves2 cups Minute Rice, uncooked3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated Directions: Bring...

Perfect Jasmine Rice (Pressure Cooker)

Ingredients: 1 cup jasmine rice1 2/3 cups water Directions: Put the rice and water in the pressure cooker.Lock on the lid and bring to pressure over high heat.Lower the heat to medium and cook at pressure for 2 1/2 minutes.Remove from the heat, and let the pressure drop for 10 minutes. Release the remaining...

Steamed White Rice

Ingredients: 2 cups long-grain rice3 cups water Directions: Put the rice in a 3 quart pot or saucepan with a tight fitting lid (don’t put the lid on yet!) and pour in the water.Bring to a boil, and cook until the surface looks “cratery” (like the surface of hot lava or something).Reduce heat to...

Lebanese Koosa (Stuffed Yellow Squash)

Ingredients: 7 -8 yellow squash ( Koosa)1 cup rice ( Basmati Preferred, White rice will work)1 1/2 lbs ground lamb1 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce1 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes2 garlic cloves1/2 onions ( yellow is milder, white has more bite)pepper1/2 teaspoon allspicelemon juice1 pinch mint1 teaspoon salt3 tablespoons olive oilwater Directions: Cut...