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By vealam

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (8 Votes)
Brown Rice Pilaf with Saffron & Ginger 1 Picture
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Servings 6

  • 1 teaspoon warm water
  • 1/8 teaspoon saffron
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon diced shallot
  • 1 cup brown basmati rice, soaked, rinsed, and drained well
  • 1 3/4 cups water or vegetable broth, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 (1 inch) piece unpeeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley

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This recipe for Spanish Rice Pronto was clipped from cardboard packaging of some kind, likely a box of Minute Rice ...

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1/3 cup diced green pepper
  • 2 cups Minute Rice
  • 1/4 cup vegtable oil or butter
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce, or 4 cups (2 cans, l pound each) canned tomatoes and omit the water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili powder (or to taste)
  • Dash pepper
  • Optional: 1/2 cup frozen or canned corn, can of sliced black olives
  • For an entree, add 1 pound of cooked hamburger
4.4/5 (9 Votes)

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Nothing better than perfectly cooked steamed white rice

  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, optional
4.5/5 (17 Votes)

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Quick and easy way to eat healthier with this tasty brown rice side dish

  • 1 cup quick-cooking brown or white rice
  • 3 tablespoons Crisco® Pure Olive Oil
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
4.4/5 (28 Votes)

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A one skillet meal that is easy to make and delicious! Sautéed vegetables and shrimp are combined with instant ric

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (14 ounce) can fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, defrosted
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
0/5 (0 Votes)

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Osso Bucco, in Italian means“Bone with a Hole”

  • GREMOLATA:
  • Olive oil (enough for a thin layer in a Dutch Oven)
  • 6 veal shanks (8 to 10 ounces and 1 1/2-inches thick each), tied around equator with butcher's twine (I used 6 oxtails, which is less traditional)
  • 1 cup flour seasoned with 1 tbsp salt and 1 Tbsp pepper)
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, finely chopped
  • 3 sprigs thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 quart (4-cups) beef stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons cornstarch and water, whisked to thicken the sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves, for garnish
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed through garlic press (about 1-tablespoon)
  • 2 teaspoons minced lemon zest (see note)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, minced
4.6/5 (40 Votes)

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This dirty rice is simple to make a packed with sausage, onion, peppers, garlic, parsley and savory seasoning

  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1 pound uncooked sausage or ground beef. (can do 1/2 and 1/2)
  • 1 1/4 Tbsp Creole Seasoning
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons dried parsley
4.7/5 (24 Votes)

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Delicious served with burgers or chicken in the summer when Zucchini is in abundance

  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 cup long grain white Rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (16-ounce) can Red Kidney beans
  • 1 large or 3 small zucchini
  • 1 small can (personal size) Spicy V-8 Juice
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Delicious rice pilaf that is made with brown and white rice that is seasoned with sautéed shallots and mushrooms

  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 12 medium mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 3/4 cup white rice
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
5/5 (1 Votes)

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To me, Risotto isn't as hard to make as you might think

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cups Carnaroli or Arborio rice
  • 2 large pinches saffron
  • 3 to 4 cups chicken stock, kept HOT
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
4.5/5 (40 Votes)

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This Mexican Sour Cream Rice recipe is awesome

  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chile peppers
  • 2 cups shredded pepper Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
4.4/5 (38 Votes)

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This tasty dish is a spin on a Cajun specialty, although it is very different from authentic Cajun food

  • 3 cans (16-ounce) red kidney beans
  • 3/4 pound smoked ham hocks
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup lard
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 cups long-grain white rice, cooked and drained
3.7/5 (86 Votes)

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Quick and easy pork chops with onions and rice are made in a pressure cooker

  • 4 pork chops, about 1/2 inch thick each
  • Olive oil, or bacon grease
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
  • 3 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 1 can cream of mushroom with roasted garlic soup
  • Salt and pepper or Cavender’s Greek Seasoning
4.1/5 (67 Votes)

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Saffron rice is dubbed the most expensive spice in the world

  • OPTIONAL:
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cups water or chicken stock (or half of each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Fresh minced parsley
  • 1 cup of frozen peas (optional)
4.4/5 (34 Votes)

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The rice is easy to make in 30 minutes

  • 1 cups long-grain white rice
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
4.9/5 (7 Votes)

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