Tagged: ‘rice’

Fried Rice

Fried rice is considered the first step in learning Asian cuisine. Usually books only have one or two recipes at best, so we took it upon ourselves to gather a few favorite recipes from friends who are fried rice lovers for the Ultimate Rice Cooker cookbook. But first, here are some general tips for making fried rice.

Read More »

The Rice Cooker: Cilantro Lime Basmati Rice

I became enthralled with cilantro and lime rice after eating a burrito bowl at Chipotle’s Mexican Grill fast food restaurant. I had heard that people ate there just for the rice, it was that good. So off I went to give it a try. And I wasn’t disappointed.

Read More »

What Rice Cooker Do I Want to Buy

The electric rice cooker is one of the hottest home kitchen appliances on the market today. American cooks, accustomed to stove-top cooking, have up to now been slow to take to this method of cooking rice to their hearts, but many cooks around the world find the rice cooker an essential commonplace appliance for everyday meal preparation.

Read More »

The Culinary Traveler: Rice and Vermicelli Pilaf

The combination of rice and thin pasta in a pilaf has pure Middle Eastern roots. It also happens to be the prototype for the commercial RiceARoni mix, a supermarket familiar. Want to make it from scratch (to cut down on the sodium but not lose the great flavor)? The secret is not to use too much pasta, just crumble some ultra-thin angel hair, vermicelli, or one little nest of pasta called a fideo.

Read More »