Cuisine: Rice

Quinoa, Rice and Tomato Pilaf

This Quinoa, Rice and Tomato Pilaf is delicious and very nutritious. Cultivated in the Andes for over 5,000 years, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) has been called "the mother grain" and "the gold of the Incas." Technically, it's not a grain but a seed, though it is used in virtually all the same ways as other whole grains. It's gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids.​

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Chicken, Snow Peas and Baby Corn with Hoisin Sauce

This Chicken, Snow Peas and Baby Corn with Hoisin Sauce is a very easy and fast way to have dinner on the table after a busy day. The sweet and tangy Chinese hoisin sauce makes a great pairing with the chicken.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

General Tso’s Cauliflower

This General Tso's Cauliflower is a lightened-up version of this classic takeout. It's every bit as delicious and satisfying as the fried version. Plus, it pleases vegetarians and meat-eaters alike
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By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Japanese Fried Rice

My husband made me this lovely Japanese dinner last night. This Japanese Fried Rice which has tender soft-scrambled eggs and savory fried leftover rice and is the ultimate Japanese comfort food.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

One Pot Dirty Rice

Dirty rice is a traditional Cajun and Creole dish made from white rice which gets a "dirty" color from being cooked with small pieces of chicken liver or giblets, green bell pepper, celery, and onion, and spiced with cayenne and black pepper. This version skips the chicken livers, which I suppose makes it a Not-So-Dirty-Rice! This spicy One Pot Dirty Rice is a great weeknight meal served with cornbread.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Parmesan Chicken, Broccoli and Rice

Parmesan Chicken, Broccoli and Rice is all done in one pan. This makes for easy clean up. It's also a family friendly recipe and delicious, perfect for a busy weeknight meal.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Chicken Big Mamou on Rice

Chicken Big Mamou is a recipe from Paul Prudhomme's Louisiana Kitchen. My aunt Marjorie used to make this dish. She modified it, instead of one pound of butter, she uses 4 tablespoons and she also scaled back the cayenne. My cousin (in-law) Lisette made this for us last summer. She is a phenomenal cook and sent me her modifications. The original recipe is served over pasta, but I like it over rice.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Cheesy Kielbasa, Rice and Broccoli

Cheesy Kielbasa, Rice and Broccoli is a dinner even your kids will love! This easy recipe comes together very fast and is made in one skillet for easy clean-up. Extra cheesy, and just bursting with flavor, it's a dinner recipe you'll find yourself making again and again.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Chicken with Saffron and Rice

This recipe is from Williams-Sonoma. It’s a traditional Spanish dish of chicken and rice that is seasoned with saffron. The saffron makes this dish. Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of the Crocus. It’s one of the world’s most expensive spices by weight.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Lemony Chicken & Rice Soup

The fresh lemon juice adds a nice citrus note to this Lemony Chicken & Rice Soup. It goes really well with dark rye bread and butter. Also, this soup freezes well.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings