Sunday, August 29, 2021

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!

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


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



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


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


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

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.