Tag: rice

  • Pan Roasted Bass with Tropical Mango Salsa and Coconut Cilantro Rice

    Serves 4 Ingredients Ger-Nis Herb Chili Pepper 1 tangerine 4 4-ounce bass fillets, skin on (no more than two inches thick) Avocado oil or olive oil 1 cup fresh pineapple, cubed small 1 cup ripe but firm mango, cubed small ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped small ¼ cup red onion, chopped fine ¼ cup […]

  • Coconut Cilantro Rice

    Serves 4 Ingredients 2 cups long white rice 2 cups coconut milk 2 cups water 2 tablespoos sugar 1 teaspoon Ger-Nis Chili Herb Pepper 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped fine Directions Combine all the ingredients, except the cilantro, into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling cover and reduce […]

  • Khichdi

    Serves 6 Ingredient 1 cup small split yellow dal, pre-soak for 30 minutes 1 cup of rice 2 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter) 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds ½ teaspoon of asafetida (Kayam) powder (found at specialty Indian store) 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 small piece of ginger, grated 2 green chilies, chopped 2 cloves garlic, […]

  • Arroz con Coco

    Serves 6 Ingredients 2 cups long white rice 2 cups coconut milk 2 cups water 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt Directions Combine all the ingredients into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Once the mixture is boiling cover and reduce to a low temperature. Simmer covered for about 20 minutes and then […]

  • Pork Fried Rice

    Serves 4-5 Ingredients Oil (sesame, canola or peanut) 1 pound pork loin, cut into small ½-inch cubes Flour for dusting pork Salt/pepper 2 carrots, chopped small (diced) 1 red bell pepper, chopped small 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 tablespoons ginger, chopped fine 4 scallions, sliced 4 cups rice, cooked and cold Soy sauce Sriracha […]

  • Shrimp & Asparagus Risotto with Parsley Chive Salt Butter

    Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup fish stock 1½ cups asparagus stock (made from the asparagus ends and water) 1½ cups asparagus spears (about 1½ bunches) 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium shallots, chopped fine 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 cup long grain brown rice ½ white wine 1 cup […]

  • Nacatamales (Nicaraguan Tamales)

    Makes 15 tamales (large) Nacatamales are similar to Mexican tamales but they are quite large and filled with a potato, rice, corn, vegetable and herb mixture and are typically served on holidays and special occasions. This recipe makes ½ size portions of the traditional tamale. Ingredients For the tamale dough 2 cups masa harina 2 […]

  • Gallo Pintos

    Serves 6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons lard or canola oil 1 medium white onion, chopped fine 2 cups cooked black beans, drained but cooking liquid reserved 2 cups long grain rice, cooked Salt ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine (optional) Directions In a large skillet, heat oil to medium, add onions and sauté until edges start […]

  • Horracha de Arroz con Mango (Mango Rice Milk)

    Makes 12 drinks Ingredients 2 cups rice 6 cups water 1 cup mango puree ¾ cup sugar 2 teaspoons freshly grated cinnamon 1 fresh vanilla bean Directions Soak the rice overnight in the six cups of water. In batches in a blender blend the rice and water mixture until smooth about 2-3 minutes. With a […]

  • Laotian Coconut Sweet Rice with Mango

    Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 cup of sweet/gluttonous or “sticky” rice 2 cups of coconut milk ¾ cup of refined sugar 1 teaspoon of coconut essence 1 tablespoons grated lemon rind 2 teaspoons rice flour 1 ripe mango, sliced to your preference 1 teaspoon salt ¼ cup of toasted coconut shavings DIRECTIONS Wash rice three times […]

  • Tamarind Rice

    Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons tamarind concentrate ½ cup warm water 3 tablespoons canola oil ½ cup unsalted peanuts (preferably unroasted), roughly chopped 1 tablespoon mustard seeds 16 curry leaves, roughly torn (optional) 6 dried red chiles (optional) 1 teaspoon cumin seeds ¾ teaspoon turmeric 1 large red onion, quartered and thinly […]

  • Cardamom-scented Rice Cream with Saffron Drizzle (Firni)

    Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 5 cups cold water ¼ cup raw basmati rice 4 cups half-and-half ¾ cups sugar 6 whole cardamom pods, seeds removed and ground (or 1⁄3 teaspoon ground cardamom) ½ teaspoon saffron threads 2 tablespoons heavy cream DIRECTIONS Combine the water and rice in a large bowl, and let the rice soak overnight. […]

  • Paella Valenciana

    Paella Valenciana is essentially the mother to all other forms of paella. Authentic Paella Valenciana is hard to find, but, when you do, you will find it to be as exquisite as paella gets. You can omit the snails in this recipe, but the paella will not be authentic. You can find the snails in cans at most specialty grocery stores.

  • Ginger Brown Rice Coconut Milk Mango Risotto

    Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup fresh mango, peeled and cubed 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 1 cup short-grain brown rice, rinsed 1 cup coconut milk 2 cups milk, warmed 1 vanilla bean, split ¼ cup shredded coconut PREPARATION In a medium-size saucepot over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and […]

  • Herbed Beet Greens and Gorgonzola Risotto

    Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 cups water 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter Tops of 2 bunches of beets, chopped, stems included 1 cup Arborio rice ¼ cup fresh thyme leaves, chopped 1 cup red wine ¼ cup gorgonzola cheese, buttermilk blue, crumbled Walnuts, toasted, for garnic PREPARATION In a […]

  • Spinach and Fresh Herb Risotto

    Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 cups water 1 cup vegetable broth 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1½ cups baby spinach ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped ½ cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh marjoran, chopped 1½ cup Arborio rice 1 cup […]

  • Pumpkin Sage Risotto

    Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1¾ cups chicken broth 1¾ cups water 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil ¼ cup fresh sage leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon sugar 2 cups fresh pumpkin, peeled and seeded, cut into ¼-inch cubes ¾ cup Arborio rice ½ cup Parmesan Reggiano, grated 1 tablespoon unsalted butter Freshly grated nutmeg […]

  • Lomo Saltado

    Lomo Saltado

    Gustav Pierson discovered this traditional Peruvian dish on our recent trip to visit the organic fair-trade growers. The dish takes roots in Peru but with Asian (chifa) influences. The dish is basically a stir fry with French Fries and rice. The beef is typically marinated in vinegar and soy sauce and then stir fried with onions, peppers and tomatoes. This is Gustav’s version of the dish he now makes at home!


  • Leaf-Wrapped Rice and Banana Bundles

    Leaf-Wrapped Rice and Banana Bundles

    Khao Tom Mat (Thailand) Serves 4 to 8 (makes 8 dumplings) INGREDIENTS For the Rice Mixture ¼ cup dried black turtle beans, soaked in plenty of water for 6 to 8 hours or ½ cup canned, drained and rinsed 3 pandan leaves, each folded in half and tied into a knot for easier handling, or […]

  • Arancini Rice Balls with Ricotta Cheese

    Italy is known for being a country filled with food influence and amazing cuisine and Sicily definitely holds its own in this area. There is a wide range of food power on this tiny island due to its proximity to its surrounding countries, Africa, Spain and Greece…

  • Lemon Mint Rice

    Fluff and serve with chicken, fish, or vegetables.

  • Lemon Balm Rice

    Makes 2 Servings

    Excellent accompaniment for fish.