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Basil, garlic and pepper rice

Sam's dinner last night. Vegetarian. The crisp brown things on top of the rice? That's vegetarian "beef" made from soya. The salad is just a combination of romaine lettuce, … [Read more...]

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Paprika and tomato rice

The other night was vegetarian night. Dinner was peperonata di patate, an Italian pepper and potato stew. It took more than an hour to simmer the vegetables to tenderness and … [Read more...]

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The adobo rice experiment

There is an adobo rice recipe in the archive where adobo sauce was stirred into the cooked rice. It's good, I have nothing to complain about though I've always wondered if … [Read more...]

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A la Mexican rice

Although Mexican rice and Spanish rice are terms often used interchangeably, there are marked differences between the two dishes -- saffron and chilis. Spanish rice is … [Read more...]

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Arroz amarillo (yellow rice)

I've always been amazed at how the Italians have developed hundreds if not thousands of ways to serve their pasta just as the Chinese have countless recipes for noodles. Come … [Read more...]

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Arroz blanco (white rice)

It is a Mexican rice dish but arroz blanco is also found in the cuisines of many other South American and Caribbean countries. There are even some claims that the dish … [Read more...]