Friday, September 10, 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

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Find Richvale Natural Foods Products at These Retailers!



We are a small, family run food company. Proudly growing California rice for over 100 years, Delivering it to you fresh from our farm.

You Can Find Our Product at One of the Following Retailers: 


 Casa Lupe Market
130 Magnolia Street Gridley, CA 95948
530.846.5152


Sohnrey Family Foods
41 Skillin Lane Oroville, CA 95965
530.871.1975


Maisie Jane's
1324 Dayton Road Chico, CA 95928
530.809.2435



New Earth Market
864 East Avenue Chico, CA 95926
530.891.9355

1475 Tharp Road Yuba City, CA 95993
(530) 673-9355


S&S Organic Produce and Natural Foods
1924 Mangrove Avenue Chico, CA 95926
530.343.4930






Saturday, September 4, 2021

How To Cook The Perfect Rice - Gordon Ramsay



How to cook rice perfectly every time - if you want or need to make the rice without spices, the same method will work.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Rice Field Day 2021


Grower Charley Mathews, Jr. comments on today's Rice Field Day, highlighting key research which has helped California rice improve quality and consistent supply over the decades.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Hidden Veggie Chicken & Rice


Here is what you'll need!

Hidden Veggie Chicken & Rice
Servings: 5

INGREDIENTS

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

PREPARATION

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!

Monday, August 23, 2021

Gordon Ramsay's Spicy Fried Rice Recipe from Indonesia


Gordon was in Indonesia earlier this year and while he was there learned how to make Nasi goreng. A staple of Take Out/Take Away, Gordon was able to a delicious Spicy Fried Rice to the next level. Simple, easy and quick, this is the ultimate Ramsay take on a fried rice!

Friday, August 20, 2021

Prepping for Rice Harvest


Grower Everett Willey pulls the boards on a rice field, the start of harvest prep

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Sunny Anderson's Cod, Cilantro-Lime Rice and Ratatouille | The Kitchen | Food Network


Sunny makes an easy, complete dinner on one sheet pan using foil packets of seasoned veggies with marinara, buttery cod and cilantro-lime rice!

Cheat Sheet with Cod, Easy Cilantro-Lime Rice and No-Trouble Ratatouille

RECIPE COURTESY OF SUNNY ANDERSON

Level: Easy
Total: 55 min
Active: 25 min
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

Ratatouille:


3/4 cup marinara sauce
1 zucchini, thinly sliced
1 yellow squash, thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
Olive oil, for brushing
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Fish:

1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) salted butter, at room temperature
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon hot Hungarian paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 large clove garlic, grated on a rasp
Four 4- to 6-ounce pieces cod
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Rice:

Two 8-ounce bags microwavable white rice
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
Zest of 1 lime plus lime wedges, for serving
Directions

Prepare the ratatouille: Preheat the oven or a grill to 375 degrees F.

Make a rectangle packet bottom half the size of your baking sheet using aluminum foil. Pour in the marinara sauce. Add the veggies in a pattern of zucchini, yellow squash, zucchini, yellow squash, onion, and repeat. Once done, brush the top with olive oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Cover and close with aluminum foil. Place on the baking sheet and in the oven or grill and cook for 20 minutes.

For the fish: Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the butter, mustard, paprika, chili powder and garlic. Sprinkle the fish on all sides with salt and pepper. Make a foil packet bottom for the fish. For each piece of fish, place an equal amount of the spice butter on the foil, then place the fish on top and top with another equal amount of the spice butter. Cover with another piece of foil.

Once the ratatouille has cooked 20 minutes, remove the baking sheet and remove the top from the foil packet. Place the fish packet on the baking sheet next to the ratatouille and return to the oven. Bake for about 15 minutes.

For the rice: Squeeze the rice in the bags to loosen. Make a packet bottom a quarter of the size of the baking sheet and add the rice, cilantro and lime zest. Gently stir with a fork, then top and close tightly with another piece of foil. Place on the final space on the baking sheet next to the fish packet. Bake until the rice is hot, another 5 minutes.

Remove the cheat sheet from the oven. Carefully open the fish packet and allow the steam to escape. Carefully open the rice packet, then spritz with lime juice and fluff. Serve immediately.

Saturday, August 14, 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.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Why Clay-Pot Rice Is A Signature Hong Kong Dish


Bo zai fan, or clay-pot rice, is a classic Cantonese dish that combines traditional cooking methods with the China’s food staple, rice. It’s best known for fan jiao, the crispy layer of rice at the bottom of the pot. Traditionally cooked over a charcoal fire, clay-pot rice can be combined with various meats, vegetables, and sauces. The versatile dish looks simple at first, but it takes heart and soul to make it just right. We headed out to Clay Pot NYC in New York's West Village with food blogger Ewa Huang to see the art of making the dish and learn why it’s a cultural staple of Hong Kong.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Oven Baked Chicken And Rice With Garlic Butter Mushrooms


Easy Oven Baked Chicken And Rice With Garlic Butter Mushrooms mixed through is winner of a chicken dinner!

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

One-Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken & Rice


Here’s what you need:
Yield: 4 servings with rice leftovers

Ingredients:
3 Tbsp. Lemon Pepper
1 Tbsp. Paprika
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 lbs Chicken Thighs With Skin
4Tbsp. Butter
1 Yellow Onion, diced
4 cloves Garlic, minced
1 1/2 cup Arborio Rice
1/4 cup White Wine
4 cups Chicken Broth
1 1/2 cup Milk
Pepper to taste
1 cup Parmesan
1/4 cup Parsley (Optional)

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 350˚F/ 175˚C.

Combine lemon pepper, paprika and garlic in a small bowl. In a large oven proof pot, heat olive oil on medium heat. Season both sides of the chicken and place in the pot skin side down. Cook for 3 minutes, turn the heat up to medium high and cook for an additional 2 minutes (or until browned). Turn the chicken over and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Remove chicken from the pot and set aside. (Don’t worry! It will finish cooking when you put it in the oven.)

With a paper towel, carefully wipe out excess fat, leaving the seasoning. On medium high, melt 2 Tbsp. of butter in the pot and add the diced onions and minced garlic. Cook until onions are translucent (1- 2 minutes). Add the rice and stir until it becomes translucent (1- 2 minutes). Pour in the white wine and let it cook until most of the wine has evaporated (about 2 minutes). Add the chicken broth, 1 cup of milk, and a dash of pepper and stir. Bring it to a simmer. Place the chicken back into the pot. Cover with a lid or foil and bake for 30 minutes (remove lid after 20 minutes).

Remove the chicken from the pot and broil on high for 2-3 minutes or until the skin has nicely browned. Add the other 2 Tbsp. butter, parmesan, 1/2 cup of milk and parsley to the rice. Stir until well combined. Return the chicken on top of the rice and serve.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Important time for the Rice Crop


Rice grower, Kurt Richter, of Richter AG comments on a key time in the growing season, as heads of grain are being formed.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Jamie's Quick Beef Stroganoff


Jamie's back with this incredible beef stroganoff recipe. Prime cuts of sliced steak in a delicious creamy yogurt and mushroom sauce livened up with an onion pickle and a dash of brandy. An really quick and tasty dish for all the family.

Rice
1 mug (300g) of 10 minute wholegrain or basmati rice
1/2 s bunch of fresh thyme
200g baby spinach

Pickle
2 small red onions
1 handful of gherkins
1 bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley

Stroganoff
300g mixed mushrooms olive oil
3 cloves of garlic
2x 200g sirloin steaks, fat removed
1 heaped tsp sweet paprika
1 lemon
1 swig of brandy
4 heaped tbsp fat-free natural yogurt
1 swig of semi-skimmed milk

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Find Richvale Natural Foods Products at These Retailers!



We are a small, family run food company. Proudly growing California rice for over 100 years, Delivering it to you fresh from our farm.

You Can Find Our Product at One of the Following Retailers: 


 Casa Lupe Market
130 Magnolia Street Gridley, CA 95948
530.846.5152


Sohnrey Family Foods
41 Skillin Lane Oroville, CA 95965
530.871.1975


Maisie Jane's
1324 Dayton Road Chico, CA 95928
530.809.2435



New Earth Market
864 East Avenue Chico, CA 95926
530.891.9355

1475 Tharp Road Yuba City, CA 95993
(530) 673-9355


S&S Organic Produce and Natural Foods
1924 Mangrove Avenue Chico, CA 95926
530.343.4930






Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Can Gordon Ramsay Make a Puerto Rican Crispy Rice Dish? | Scrambled


This week Gordon is beautiful Puerto Rico cooking up an Island staple Pegao (Crispy Rice) and turning into the ultimate island breakfast!

Friday, July 2, 2021

Korean Ground Beef And Rice Recipe


This Korean Inspired Beef and Rice is super easy to make, comes together in no time at all and is a perfect addition to your weeknight menu!

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Chicken Sizzler with Garlic Rice Recipe By Food Fusion


The ultimate home made goodness. Restaurant quality chicken sizzler with garlic rice. Just make it once and everyone will ask where you ordered it from.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Spanish Rice- Martha Stewart


A great companion to Tex-Mex dishes, this pilaf-style rice is flavored with onion, garlic, and tomato paste, and flecked with bits of carrot.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Rice Flyover in June


While much of the Sacramento Valley rice crop was planted, this dry year has led to an acreage drop of about 20 percent. Here's an aerial look at rice fields near Yuba City. Video shot and edit by John Hannon.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Rice Varieties in California


Family rice farmer Jessica Lundberg of Butte County discusses different types of rice growing in California.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Bald Eagle and Chicks


A Bald Eagle and it's chicks on a nest near a Yolo County rice field. Jim Morris video.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Find Richvale Natural Foods Products at These Retailers!



We are a small, family run food company. Proudly growing California rice for over 100 years, Delivering it to you fresh from our farm.

You Can Find Our Product at One of the Following Retailers: 


 Casa Lupe Market
130 Magnolia Street Gridley, CA 95948
530.846.5152


Sohnrey Family Foods
41 Skillin Lane Oroville, CA 95965
530.871.1975


Maisie Jane's
1324 Dayton Road Chico, CA 95928
530.809.2435



New Earth Market
864 East Avenue Chico, CA 95926
530.891.9355

1475 Tharp Road Yuba City, CA 95993
(530) 673-9355


S&S Organic Produce and Natural Foods
1924 Mangrove Avenue Chico, CA 95926
530.343.4930






Wednesday, May 19, 2021

How to Clean White Rice - Martha Stewart


Martha's tip for making light, fluffy rice: rinse the grains before cooking to remove excess starch.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Cajun Shrimp and Rice | Food Network


Get a taste of the Bayou with this flavorful Cajun shrimp recipe.

Cajun Shrimp and Rice
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Total: 20 min
Prep: 14 min
Cook: 6 min
Yield: 4 servings
Level: Easy

Ingredients

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
4 plum tomatoes, chopped
2 bunches scallions, chopped
3 cups cooked white rice
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Lemon wedges, for serving (optional)

Directions

Heat the butter, olive oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the Cajun seasoning and shrimp and cook, stirring, until the shrimp begin to curl, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the tomatoes and scallions to the skillet and cook, stirring, about 1 minute. Add the rice and 1/4 cup water and continue to cook until the rice is warmed through and the shrimp are opaque, about 3 more minutes. Stir in the parsley and serve with lemon, if desired.

Per serving: Calories 357; Fat 11 g (Saturated 3 g); Cholesterol 176 mg; Sodium 537 mg; Carbohydrate 40 g; Fiber 3 g; Protein 23 g

Photograph by Antonis Achilleos

Courtesy Food Network Magazine

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Rice at Three Weeks


Jon Munger shows us a field's progression three weeks after planting and talks about when harvest will be.

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!

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Chicken BBQ Rice Recipe By Food Fusion


A weekend special family meal for all. Chicken BBQ rice a perfectly balanced dish that everyone would love.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Find Richvale Natural Foods Products at These Retailers!



We are a small, family run food company. Proudly growing California rice for over 100 years, Delivering it to you fresh from our farm.

You Can Find Our Product at One of the Following Retailers: 


 Casa Lupe Market
130 Magnolia Street Gridley, CA 95948
530.846.5152


Sohnrey Family Foods
41 Skillin Lane Oroville, CA 95965
530.871.1975


Maisie Jane's
1324 Dayton Road Chico, CA 95928
530.809.2435



New Earth Market
864 East Avenue Chico, CA 95926
530.891.9355

1475 Tharp Road Yuba City, CA 95993
(530) 673-9355


S&S Organic Produce and Natural Foods
1924 Mangrove Avenue Chico, CA 95926
530.343.4930






Monday, April 5, 2021

Fragrant Spiced Rice Pudding - Gordon Ramsay


Coconut milk and the fragrant flavors of chai tea - this is a luxurious take on traditional rice pudding

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Monday, March 29, 2021

Falafel, Cheeseburger and Chocolate Fried Rice


There are many fried rice recipes out there, but have you ever heard of falafel, cheeseburger or chocolate fried rice? Me neither, so I found out how to make them. I am using the pilaf style fried rice method, which is different from traditional Chinese fried rice - but it’s really easy and delicious!

Friday, March 26, 2021

Rice Field Pelicans


Pelicans and other wildlife species in this shallow-flooded Sacramento Valley rice field yesterday. Rice fields provide habitat for millions of birds.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Southern Smothered Pork Chops and Gravy| Smothered Pork Chops Recipe


Southern Smothered Pork Chops and Gravy

INGREDIENTS
3 pork chops
creole seasoning
onion powder
garlic powder
tbsp of unsalted butter
1/4 cup yellow onion
5 bacon strips
1 1/2 cup chicken of beef broth
1/4 cup all purpose flour
4 tbsp of the remaining of the seasoned flour
2 tbsp creole seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
pepper to taste

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Takeout-Style Kung Pao Chicken


Here is what you'll need!

Kung Pao Chicken
Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS

Marinade
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

PREPARATION
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!

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Hidden Veggie Chicken & Rice


Here is what you'll need!

Hidden Veggie Chicken & Rice
Servings: 5

INGREDIENTS

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

PREPARATION

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!

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Paprika Chicken & Rice Bake


Here is what you'll need!

Paprika Chicken & Rice
Servings: 5

INGREDIENTS

5 chicken thighs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
½ cup red onion, diced
1 cup long grain rice
1½ cups chicken broth
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 400˚F/200˚C.
2. In a large bowl, evenly season chicken thighs with salt, pepper, paprika, and parsley.
3. On high, heat olive oil in a oven-proof pot and place chicken thighs, skin-side down, in the hot oil. Cook 5-6 minutes or the thighs develop brown crispy skin and flip over. Cook an additional 5-6 minutes to brown the other side and remove from the pot.
4. Add the garlic and onions to the pot, and cook until the onions are transparent.
5. Pour in the rice and chicken broth to the pot and season with salt and pepper. Stir well, bringing to a boil.
6. Add the chicken thighs back into the pot, skin-side up, on top of the rice, bring back to a boil and cover with a lid.
7. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the rice is fully cooked.
8. Optional: remove chicken thighs and broil for crispy skin.
9. Enjoy!

Monday, March 8, 2021

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Draining Fields


Hear from Kurt Richter about the start of the transition period in the rice fields and what 2021 season might look like.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Exotic Chicken and Rice Casserole - Food Wishes


It’s always a great sign when the hardest thing about a recipe is deciding what to call it. I mean, what do you call a chicken and rice recipe that’s not based on one specific recipe, but rather a composite of dozens of different recipes? You call it “Exotic Chicken and Rice Casserole,” that’s what. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Find Richvale Natural Foods Products at These Retailers!



We are a small, family run food company. Proudly growing California rice for over 100 years, Delivering it to you fresh from our farm.

You Can Find Our Product at One of the Following Retailers: 


 Casa Lupe Market
130 Magnolia Street Gridley, CA 95948
530.846.5152


Sohnrey Family Foods
41 Skillin Lane Oroville, CA 95965
530.871.1975


Maisie Jane's
1324 Dayton Road Chico, CA 95928
530.809.2435



New Earth Market
864 East Avenue Chico, CA 95926
530.891.9355

1475 Tharp Road Yuba City, CA 95993
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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Blue Winged Teal Gray Lodge


These are part of the duck diversity at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area in Butte County. Jim Morris video.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

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.

Friday, February 12, 2021

One-Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken & Rice


Here’s what you need:
Yield: 4 servings with rice leftovers

Ingredients:
3 Tbsp. Lemon Pepper
1 Tbsp. Paprika
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 lbs Chicken Thighs With Skin
4Tbsp. Butter
1 Yellow Onion, diced
4 cloves Garlic, minced
1 1/2 cup Arborio Rice
1/4 cup White Wine
4 cups Chicken Broth
1 1/2 cup Milk
Pepper to taste
1 cup Parmesan
1/4 cup Parsley (Optional)

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 350˚F/ 175˚C.

Combine lemon pepper, paprika and garlic in a small bowl. In a large oven proof pot, heat olive oil on medium heat. Season both sides of the chicken and place in the pot skin side down. Cook for 3 minutes, turn the heat up to medium high and cook for an additional 2 minutes (or until browned). Turn the chicken over and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Remove chicken from the pot and set aside. (Don’t worry! It will finish cooking when you put it in the oven.)

With a paper towel, carefully wipe out excess fat, leaving the seasoning. On medium high, melt 2 Tbsp. of butter in the pot and add the diced onions and minced garlic. Cook until onions are translucent (1- 2 minutes). Add the rice and stir until it becomes translucent (1- 2 minutes). Pour in the white wine and let it cook until most of the wine has evaporated (about 2 minutes). Add the chicken broth, 1 cup of milk, and a dash of pepper and stir. Bring it to a simmer. Place the chicken back into the pot. Cover with a lid or foil and bake for 30 minutes (remove lid after 20 minutes).

Remove the chicken from the pot and broil on high for 2-3 minutes or until the skin has nicely browned. Add the other 2 Tbsp. butter, parmesan, 1/2 cup of milk and parsley to the rice. Stir until well combined. Return the chicken on top of the rice and serve.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Shorebirds in a Sacramento Valley Rice Field


Several species of shorebirds in this shallow-flooded rice field in Yuba County. Leslie Morris video.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Spanish Rice- Martha Stewart


A great companion to Tex-Mex dishes, this pilaf-style rice is flavored with onion, garlic, and tomato paste, and flecked with bits of carrot.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Jamie's Quick Beef Stroganoff


Jamie's back with this incredible beef stroganoff recipe. Prime cuts of sliced steak in a delicious creamy yogurt and mushroom sauce livened up with an onion pickle and a dash of brandy. An really quick and tasty dish for all the family.

Rice
1 mug (300g) of 10 minute wholegrain or basmati rice
1/2 s bunch of fresh thyme
200g baby spinach

Pickle
2 small red onions
1 handful of gherkins
1 bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley

Stroganoff
300g mixed mushrooms olive oil
3 cloves of garlic
2x 200g sirloin steaks, fat removed
1 heaped tsp sweet paprika
1 lemon
1 swig of brandy
4 heaped tbsp fat-free natural yogurt
1 swig of semi-skimmed milk

Monday, January 25, 2021

Four Eagles


January is prime time for bald eagles in Sacramento Valley rice fields. Jim Morris video montage from the Richvale area of Butte County.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Sriracha Mayo Chicken Rice Balls


Here is what you'll need!

Servings: 6

Ingredients

2 cups diced chicken, fully cooked
⅓ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sriracha
½ cup onions
½ cup celery
4 cups cooked rice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Drizzle of oil for pan frying

Instructions

1. In a mixing bowl, stir together the chicken, mayonnaise, sriracha, onions and celery. Set aside.
2. In another mixing bowl, combine the rice and soy sauce.
3. With wet hands, take a handful of rice in one hand, press together and flatten.
4. Take a spoonful of the sriracha mayo chicken and place in the center.
5. Take another handful of rice and place on top. Using both hands, firmly press together the rice until you have a dense ball. Continue to form the rice until you have a fat triangle.
6. Pan fry the sriracha mayo chicken rice balls until lightly golden and crispy.
7. Enjoy!

Monday, January 18, 2021

South Sutter Grinds


Large grinds of geese in Sutter County yesterday. Sacramento Valley rice fields are a vital rest and refuel stop for millions of birds along the Pacific Flyway. Jim Morris video.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Richvale Drone


Drone video flying over the rice community of Richvale and surrounding rice fields. Shot and edited by John Hannon.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Oven Baked Chicken And Rice With Garlic Butter Mushrooms


Easy Oven Baked Chicken And Rice With Garlic Butter Mushrooms mixed through is winner of a chicken dinner!

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Creatures of the Mud


This muddy rice field in Sutter County is habitat for several bird species, including Wilson's Snipe, Killdeer and American Pipit. Jim Morris video.