Posts Tagged ‘ RICE ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Wild Rice Pilaf Bake

Sorta Meatless Monday I’ve been trying to make less meaty meals. I’m not vegetarian, but I also know that we don’t need as much meat as what the men of the house would naturally gravitate towards. One of my projects has been to find meatless or limited-meat meals that are hearty enough to stand on […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo You Need a Rice Cooker

Why Buy a Rice Cooker? As a kid, I didn’t even know that rice cookers existed. Actually, I don’t think I’d ever even heard of them until I moved to California. (Cut me some slack; I lived a sheltered culinary existence in Campbell’s and Kraft-land.) But in California, everyone has a rice cooker. Everyone. I […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Arancini di Riso (Risotto Balls)

I always make too much risotto. Always. I think that part of me figures that if I’m going to put all that effort into tending to its creation, we’re all going to eat a ton. Nope. Never happens. If you’ve ever tried to reheat risotto, it’s disappointing. Frozen risotto is downright gross, but even refrigerated […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Ham and Pineapple Fried Rice

I’m guessing that by the time Monday rolls around, many of us will have leftover ham in the fridge. This was a vacation creation, a clever way to use up leftover ham and the abundant supply of pineapple that we had on the island. Since ham and pineapple are two of the Tiny Kitchen Assistant’s […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Vegetable Biryani

As part of my training, I’ve been trying to find new options for meatless meals, meals that don’t rely exclusively on pasta or Mexican (in spite of the fact that I could eat either one daily). After a lunch at a vegetarian Indian restaurant, my husband was on board with this plan. “I have no […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Masoor Pulao

I had already been planning to make tandoori chicken for dinner, so when I was given Yogini’s recipe and several key ingredients for masoor pulao (or lentil pulao) at my belated Mother’s Day brunch, it seemed like a sign. I had to make it immediately. The original calls for 1-2 green chiles, thinly sliced. I’ve […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Easy “Cuban” Chicken

Bistec de Pollo I am a huge fan of Cuban cuisine. I’ve been making recipes from Three Guys From Miami since their cookbook was nothing more than a random collection of recipes online; I highly recommend investing in both Three Guys From Miami Cook Cuban and Three Guys From Miami Celebrate Cuban. For those who haven’t eaten Cuban […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

Crock Pot Arborio Rice Pudding Rice pudding feels like a flashback to childhood. I can remember Betty standing over the stove, stirring the pudding, worried about  the mixture sticking and burning. I loved the outcome, but I couldn’t imagine the endless stirring, especially with the Tiny Kitchen Assistant also requiring nearly constant attention. I’ve come […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Injuries

The article in Runner’s World came at just the right time. The nagging tightness and discomfort in my twisted ankle wasn’t going away, in spite of warming up thoroughly, stopping to stretch it, and trying to ignore it completely. Injury fact: denial never makes an injury go away. With the words of the article rattling […] Read More