Sunday, May 2, 2021

If You’re Not Eating Rice for Breakfast, You Should Be

Fry it with bacon and eggs for the ultimate savory meal.

By: Leah Scalzadonna


I am a big proponent of rice for breakfast. In fact, one of my favorite comfort dishes is a simple combo of white rice, runny fried eggs and a little salt and pepper. It might sound a bit unusual, but is it really so different than eating toast in the morning? They’re both carb-y, delicious and easy to cook, which sounds like a win in my book.

Don’t just take my word for it, though. If you want to switch up your breakfast by cooking with rice, look no further than Jet Tila’s Bacon and Egg Fried Rice class on the Food Network Kitchen app. Jet’s five-star fried rice is all about comforting flavor, which he develops in stages as he cooks bacon, a few veggies, rice and eggs. It’s a dish Jet learned to cook with his grandmother when he was three years old, and one he still loves to this day.

Though this recipe is quick and easy, Jet has a few tricks up his sleeve to make it even simpler. To start, Jet suggests that if you don’t have rice on hand (or just aren’t the best at making it), call up your local Asian restaurant and ask for a dollar or two of fried rice. As Jet says, “The secret to really great fried rice is perfectly textured, fully-grained rice. And who makes rice the best? The people who do it by the 25-pound or 50-pound per day.”

Next, Jet emphasizes the importance of letting bacon cook undisturbed. He says the bacon will sear and eventually lift from the pan on its own —and if it doesn’t, it’ll stick in little bits that are really easy to scrape up. His final (and most important piece of advice)? Once the rice and eggs are added to the pan, keep tossing to ensure that the rice gets fully coated with the eggs — as Jet explains, the egg will envelop the rice and create a rich and fluffy texture.

Once the rice is cooked, Jet incorporates a few splashes of oyster sauce and soy sauce, leaving you with a perfectly flavored fried rice that’s not too salty or weighted down. Garnish with scallions and white pepper and it’s ready to eat. Full of bacon, eggs (and even a few hidden veggies), this is a morning dish that’s sure to satisfy. We’re willing to bet that once you try it, you’ll never doubt rice for breakfast again.

Article Source: https://www.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/recipes/bacon-and-egg-fried-rice

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Great Blue Heron in a Rice Field


A Great Blue Heron in a newly planted rice field in Sutter County. The heron in the field indicates the shallow water level to farm rice.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Saturday, April 24, 2021

NYC Street Cart Style Chicken & Rice


Here is what you'll need!

Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS

White sauce
1 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
1 lemon, juiced
½ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt

Chicken
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 ½ teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
4 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup olive oil

Rice
2 tablespoons butter
1 ½ teaspoons ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cups basmati or long grain white rice
2 cups chicken stock
½ teaspoon salt

Sriracha, harissa or your favorite hot sauce (optional to serve)
Fresh parsley (optional for garnish)

PREPARATION

1. Whisk together all sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.
2. Toss chicken with lemon juice, oregano, coriander, salt, pepper, garlic and olive oil. Marinade at least 15 minutes, an hour is ideal.
3. Heat a large pot over high heat and add enough oil to coat the bottom lightly.
4. In a large saucepan, cook the chicken in batches until done. Remove from pan, set aside and keep warm.
5. In the same pot you cooked the chicken, add the butter, rice, turmeric and cumin. Stir to coat, cook about 1-2 minutes.
6. Add chicken stock and salt and bring to a boil.
7. Turn heat down to low, cover and cook 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork when finished and remove from heat.
8. When everything is done, dice the chicken.
9. Serve chicken pieces on top of rice, drizzle with the white sauce and add hot sauce if desired.
10. Enjoy!

Recipe by Carrie Hildebrand

Monday, April 19, 2021

How to Make Perfect Cilantro Lime Rice


How to make delicious and flavorful cilantro lime rice that tastes even better than your favorite restaurants! Stock or broth substituted for the water adds additional flavor. We love using chicken or vegetable stock. If you do use stock, take care to add salt to taste since the stock may already have some salt added.

Friday, April 16, 2021

This Pineapple Fried Rice Is So Fresh


Here is what you'll need!

Pineapple Fried Rice
Servings: 2

INGREDIENTS
1 pineapple
8 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 eggs, beaten
200 grams king prawns
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red chili, finely diced
1 onion, finely chopped
400 grams cooked rice
150 grams mixed vegetables
1 tablespoon fish sauce
Juice of 1 lime
2 spring onions, finely chopped

PREPARATION
1. Using a sharp knife carefully cut the pineapple in half lengthways.
2. Using the tip of a knife, cut around the edge of the pineapple being careful not to cut through the skin.
3. Slice down and across the pineapple flesh then scoop out the pineapple cubes with a spoon.
4. Discard the core and set the flesh aside.
5. In a large wok, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over a medium heat. Fry the beaten eggs in a hot wok.
6. Once cooked, push the eggs to a side and add in the prawns to the other side.
7. Fry until the prawns are just cooked. Remove eggs and prawns from the wok and set aside.
8. Heat the wok until smoking hot and pour in 6 tablespoons of oil.
9. Add the garlic, chilli, and onion and stir until fragrant.
10. Add in the rice and vegetables, and fry until rice turns slightly brown and the veggies are thoroughly cooked.
11. Add the cooked eggs and prawns, add in the fish sauce and the prepared pineapple flesh and stir until everything is well mixed together.
12. Serve in the empty pineapple halves, along with some lime juice and spring onions.
13. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

How To Make Porcupine Meatballs | Australia's Best Recipes


Keen for an easy, yummy dinner? Check out these mince beef porcupine meatballs, perfect for a weeknight, and awesome served with veggies and mash!