Jamie Oliver’s Salmon Tikka with Garlic & Nutmeg Rice

I’ve always been taken with the idea of cooking my way through an entire cookbook, long before Julie and Julia.   Reading Jamie Oliver’s newsletter I saw that this woman Amy had cooked her way through his Revolution cookbook, which I love.  I have talked about having some sort of cooking party to do his “teach […]

Rice with Orzo (aka Rice-a-Roni) Recipe

This was labeled as “Boston Market Spicy Rice” but was not very spicy. I did leave out the diced pimientos the original recipe called for but they would hardly add much spice!  This was quite good though. The addition of the orzo made for a nice change in texture from plain rice. Definitely a hit […]

Recipe: Red Rice from Maya Angelou

I love cookbooks with stories in them more than just collections of recipes. So I loved Hallelujah! The Welcome Table. I’ve made several good recipes from it, including her buttermilk biscuits and smothered pork chops. But the recipes wouldn’t be the same without the stories. The other night I made her mama’s “Red Rice” and […]

Slightly Lemon Rice

I made this lemon rice to go with the Persian Chicken I made the other day.  I made this in my rice cooker but you could easily adapt to the stove. However, if you like rice, a rice cooker is a great appliance!   And a great resource for rice cooker recipes is The Ultimate Rice […]

Saffron Rice in a Rice Cooker

NOT CheapCooking but quite good. 1 Tbs oil 1 Tbs minced onion 1 cup rice 2 cups chicken broth 1 pinch saffron Put the rice cooker on cook and heat a Tbs of oil, then add 1 Tbs of minced onion and cook a few minutes until softened. Stir in the rice and cook a […]