Saturday, August 29, 2020

16 Rice Dishes From Around The World

Rice makes up a major part of the diet of more than 3 billion people around the globe. The staple grain is used in savory dishes like Spain’s paella and sweet dishes like Filipino champorado. Rice is believed to have first been cultivated in China, which is also the world’s largest producer of rice today. While there are so many dishes that include this popular grain, we can only show some of the best regional rice dishes that exist around the globe. Here’s how rice is eaten in a few different ways around the world.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Black Terns in Sutter County Rice Fields

Black Terns at Montna Farms near Yuba City. Terns are among the nearly 230 wildlife species that depend on Sacramento Valley rice fields for food and a resting place.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Takeout-Style Kung Pao Chicken

Here is what you'll need!

Kung Pao Chicken
Servings: 4


1 pound chicken breasts, chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon rice wine

1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 zucchini, diced
1 red pepper, diced
¼ cup peanuts
8 dried chilies
3 garlic cloves
1 bunch green onions, sliced
2 tablespoons ginger
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons cornstarch

1. In a medium bowl, combine chicken with all the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Let marinate for at least 10 minutes.
2. In an oiled pan, cook chicken on medium-high heat until cooked through on both sides. Remove from pan.
3. Add sesame oil, zucchini, and red pepper, and sauté in pan for 3 minutes.
4. Add peanuts and sauté for another 3 minutes.
5. Add dried chilies, garlic, ginger, and green onion, and sauté until vegetables are tender.
6. Add chicken, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, and cornstarch slurry, and sauté until well mixed.
7. Garnish with more green onion and serve with rice.
8. Enjoy!

Monday, August 17, 2020

Friday, August 14, 2020

Saturday, August 8, 2020

One-Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

Here is what you'll need!

Servings: 4


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 chicken breasts, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ginger
2 cups + 1/4 cup water
1 cup white rice, rinsed
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/4 cup honey
2-3 tablespoon sriracha
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup broccoli
1 cup carrots
1/2 red bell pepper
scallions for garnish (optional)


1. Heat olive oil in a large pot on medium heat.
2. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper, and sauté for 8 minutes
3. Add garlic and ginger, sauté for 2 minutes until fragrant.
4. Add 2 cups of water and the rice and stir.
5. Cover the pot and bring water to a boil.
6. Uncover, stir, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
7. Add soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and sriracha. Stir to combine.
8. Combine 1/4 cup of water with the cornstarch to create a cornstarch slurry. Add the cornstarch slurry to the pot and stir, cooking until the sauce thickens (3-4 minutes).
9. Garnish with scallions (optional) and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Richvale Swans

Love to see birds relaxed and fueling up while in Sacramento Valley rice fields! These birds are in Richvale, Butte County.