Category Archives: rice

Fried rice. 6/9/19

On Tuesday John and I along with our son and grandkids are taking an intergenerational roadtrip! We are heading up the North Coast to commune with redwoods, Paul Bunyan, small Victorian towns, and the spectacular coastline. So we are in … Continue reading

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Instant Pot rice biryani with shrimp. 5/29/19

Before discussing our dinner, here is an update on our daughter’s plot in the community garden. With the exception of a few tiny strawberries this is the first harvest, fava beans! She and I shucked a bagful out of their … Continue reading

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Shrimp and brown rice. 4/23/19

Yesterday I made a 9”x 9” glass oven-proof dish of brown rice using the oven method. It’s not as fast as using the Instant Pot but it turns out great rice every time. See end of post for instructions. I used … Continue reading

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It’s all about the sides. 4/22/19

I am really pleased with this dinner, chicken and brown rice with chunky tomato vinaigrette and cucumber-avocado salad. Not only is it delicious but it is so versatile. We served it with some rotisserie chicken that we picked up from … Continue reading

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Roasted chicken thighs, rice, broccoli. 3/22/19

After preparing dinners from all over the world this week, we come back to a humble chicken dinner to finish off the work week. John bakes the chicken thighs in the oven and then crisps the skin under the broiler. … Continue reading

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Shrimp biryani. 3/21/19

Biryani is an Indian dish thought to have been brought to India by Arab traders and has an etymology stemming from the Persian word for rice. Since it is the first day of Spring, it is also Nowruz, a new year’s … Continue reading

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Fried scallops with confetti rice, broccoli. 3/10/19

We try something different with the breading on the fried scallops. I suggest we try fresh breadcrumbs instead of panko breadcrumbs. I also suggest we try shallow frying but I do not win on that one. I am not the … Continue reading

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