Curried Rice Salad

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. If you are in the mood for the taste of curry, this salad is for you!  We barbecued some chicken wings to have with it…delicious!  And it would be great to take to a barbecue! You can add cooked barbecued chicken or Chinese barbecued pork … Continue reading Curried Rice Salad

Milanese Rice

I like to make this rice, a baked “risotto” to accompany Osso Bucco. It’s not the usual cooked on top of the stove, stirring almost constantly, so it does make things a little easier for the cook. However, feel free to change it up & do it the traditional way! I love the saffron in … Continue reading Milanese Rice

Creamy Polenta

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This version of polenta is basically one that requires very little stirring;  a good thing in my eyes! 4 cups water 1 tsp. salt 1 cup polenta (not quick-cooking) 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter **If you like you can put a bit of fresh thyme in the … Continue reading Creamy Polenta

Middle Eastern Couscous

This couscous would make an excellent accompaniment to Lamb. Makes 6 Servings 1 ½ cups water 2 Tbsp. butter 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. salt 1 ½ cups couscous ½ cup green peas, blanched if fresh or thawed if frozen 1/3 cup dried apricots, diced 1/3 cup raisins, soaked in hot water if dried out … Continue reading Middle Eastern Couscous

Yellow And Red Pepper Risotto

Not only is the colour of this risotto gorgeous, it is absolutely delicious.  With the addition of zucchini this is the perfect summer risotto, especially if your garden is overrun with them.  My favourite is Romanesco zucchini if you can find them try them!  I think I will go and make some risotto right now! Makes 4 … Continue reading Yellow And Red Pepper Risotto

Saffron Rice With Chorizo

I think this makes a great side dish for barbecued chicken, fish or seafood but you could have it any time of the year! Makes 6-8 Servings ¼ cup EVO 1 large onion, chopped 1 large red bell pepper, chopped 3 large garlic cloves, minced 2 cups long-grain rice, such as Uncle Ben’s ¾ lb. … Continue reading Saffron Rice With Chorizo