Sunday, October 25, 2020

Snow Geese Are Here!

Snow Geese have begun to arrive in Sacramento Valley rice fields, including this video from Erdman Farms in Colusa County this afternoon.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

How You've Been Cooking Rice WRONG Your Entire Life - BBC

Cherry gets the lowdown on cooking rice with four foolproof hacks which ensure it comes out right every time.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Hidden Veggie Chicken & Rice

Here is what you'll need!

Hidden Veggie Chicken & Rice
Servings: 5


5 chicken thighs
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon dried oregano
2 zucchinis, grated
1 cup rice
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1½ cups chicken broth


1. Preheat oven to 400˚F/200˚C.
2. Season the chicken thighs in a bowl with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, dried basil, and dried oregano. Mix until thoroughly coated with the seasoning.
3. On high, heat olive oil in a ovenproof pot and place chicken thighs, skin-side down, in the hot oil. Cook 3-4 minutes or until the thighs develop brown crispy skin, and flip over. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes to brown the other side, and remove from the pot.
4. Grate both zucchinis with a box grater.
5. Add the grated zucchini into the pot, along with rice, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil.
6. Lay the chicken on top of the rice mixture and cover.
7. Bake for 30 minutes or until the chicken’s internal temperature reads 165˚F/75˚C.
8. Optional: Remove chicken and broil 1-2 minutes to crisp skin even more.
9. Enjoy!

Friday, October 16, 2020

Jubilant Sandhills

Sandhill Cranes enjoying rice fields in Butte County, an annual treat in the Sacramento Valley! Rice fields provide food and a resting place for millions of birds.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

How Rice Cakes Covered In Peanuts and Black Sesame Seeds Are Made

Shāo máshǔ is a sticky rice cake covered with crushed peanuts and black sesame seeds. It's simmered until ready to serve, when it's then rolled up in either sweetened peanuts or black sesame seeds. Next time you're in Taiwan, try one of these warm treats!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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!