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Cheese and mushrooms rice

If stirring rice in broth for half an hour to make risotto isn't your thing, try this easier way to make a risotto-like rice dish. I made this for Sam who paired it with meatless tortang talong. What rice variety is ideal … [Read more...]

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Fish and mushrooms risotto

This dish makes use of every bit of one whole fish. The flesh is filleted and grilled; the bones and head are boiled to make the broth for cooking the risotto. What kind of fish is good for this recipe? Any firm, fleshy … [Read more...]

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Vegetarian burrito with beans and mushrooms

I've always wondered if black-eyed peas were different from black-eyed beans. It appears that they're the same. After that discovery, I chanced upon dried sitaw (yard-long) beans at the grocery and I wondered of sitaw beans … [Read more...]

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Are mushroom stems edible?

Generally, yes, mushroom stems are edible. Not that I've had the pleasure of trying all edible mushrooms but, among those that I've tried including the ubiquitous button mushrooms (white and brown), oyster mushrooms, … [Read more...]

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Leeks, pepper, asparagus and mushroom pilaf

At its most basic, pilaf (the spelling varies depending on the region) is rice cooked in seasoned broth. It is found in many cultures including Middle Eastern, South Asian and Caribbean. In English speaking cultures, it is … [Read more...]