Archive for the ‘Rice’ Category

Paella, Revisited

Monday, September 28th, 2009

This was my next iteration of paella, incorporating the changes from last time. I didn't have any onion on hand, so I just used some onion powder, and it turned out just fine. I also used a full pound of shrimp, though I'd be perfectly happy to have ...

Mexican Rice

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

This was an experiment that turned out very well. I'll definitely be making this again! I wanted to see if I could just cook Mexican rice in my rice cooker, and it turned out even better than I hoped. It was very easy and tasty. We ...

Paella

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

This was a pretty tasty version of paella - a traditional Spanish dish. I've written it as I made it below, but next time I'm going to use skinless boneless chicken thighs cut up, and I'm going to nestle the meats deeper into the rice to better get the ...

Lamb and Artichoke Risotto

Monday, July 6th, 2009

I also made this tonight to use up some more of the lamb and to have for a couple lunches this week. It turned out decently, but not outstanding. I started with my basic risotto recipe and stirred in a quarter cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, a ...

Tortilla Crusted Tilapia and Lime Cilantro Rice

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Tonight's dinner was Tortilla Crusted Tilapia and Lime Cilantro Rice, like the rice you get at Chipotle or Qdoba, with some chili beans. This was an experiment, as we'd never tried either recipe before. It wasn't bad, but we both found ourselves wishing for a simpler fish inside ...

Chicken Fried Rice

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

This was an easy and quick dinner that used up some leftover rotisserie chicken from Costco. It was very tasty and just about perfect. I used this recipe by Jaden Hair, substituting about 6 oz of cooked chicken meat for the shrimp, omitting the corn starch, and omitting ...

Basic Risotto

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

This is a very basic risotto recipe adapted slightly from the back of the arborio rice jar. It only called for 3 cups of broth, and I found that wasn't enough. I also omitted the onion (it called for 0.5 cup of chopped onion) and added garlic instead. ...