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Rice

Fragrant Toasted Almond Rice Pilaf

My Fragrant Toasted Almond Rice Pilaf is meant for joyful gatherings ~ it has roots in the ancient cuisines of Persia, India, and Turkey, but I guarantee this pretty gluten free vegan dish will thrill everybody around your table,…

Lemony Chicken Biryani is a lush comforting one pot meal ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Lemon Chicken Biryani

This Lemon Chicken Biryani recipe is a delicious gift that comes to us from Persia, via India ~ the fragrant basmati rice is flavored with a blend of spices and the juices from the chicken that cook along with…

Mejadra from Jerusalemn

Mejadra (from Jerusalem)

Are you ready for some serious comfort food, Middle Eastern style?  Mejadra, (or Mujaddara) is a hearty basmati rice and lentil dish that’s sustained  Muslims, Christians, and Jews for centuries. Now we all can get in on the action…

Mushroom Risotto, the ultimate luxurious vegetarian meal!

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto ~ This is probably the most voluptuous risotto I’ve ever made.  Thick with both cultivated and wild mushrooms, enriched with cognac, beef stock, and mascarpone cheese, it’s pretty heady stuff.   Pair it with an earthy pinot noir…

Roasted Corn and Saffron Risotto

This has been a good year for corn around here.  I can’t remember a year when it’s been this consistently good, so I’m looking for creative ways to showcase it in our meals.  This is a simple but unexpected…

Salmon and Cherry Tomato Skewers over Mexican Green Rice

These Salmon and Cherry Tomato Skewers were last night’s dinner.  I threaded bite sized chunks of salmon onto skewers, alternating with colorful cherry tomatoes.  A light drizzle of olive oil, a good sprinkling of salt and pepper, 10 minutes…

Saffron Rice

Saffron Rice is a simple but delightfully different side dish made with saffron scented basmati rice, sultanas, and pine nuts. I’m excited to be participating in the virtual launch of a new cookbook by Faith Gorsky of the beautiful…

Persian Jeweled Rice

Persian Jeweled Rice is a spectacular rice pilaf topped with colorful gem-like fruits and nuts ~ this popular wedding dish is a celebration in itself! save the recipe! This is insane.  I was grinning the whole time I was…

Indian Style Saffron Rice

We can get plenty of good, authentic Indian food around here.  There’s no real reason that I have to try to make my own, but I find it so satisfying to be able to recreate some of my favorite…

Spicy Tangerine Chicken with Black Rice

Spicy Tangerine Chicken with Black Rice is an authentic recipe with fabulous flavor, and the black rice makes it extra special! Black rice, aka forbidden or purple rice, is an heirloom variety that has more fiber and nutrition than…

Kedgeree

Kedgeree is classic British comfort food made with basmati rice, smoked fish, hard cooked eggs, and lots of exotic spices — it’s versatile, too, eat it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner! I admit it, I finally got sucked…