Rice Cakes with Cheese

A Silk Road Favorite
Panko Meets Mozzarella

Panko, Japanese style break crumbs

Panko

This Afghan dish is typical of the cuisine of the Silk Road.  The recipe is adapted from the version served as the Gandarmack Lodge in Kabul. It is basically a Risotto.  Different types of Rice Continue reading

Steamed Pork and Rice Balls

An Improvement on Lion’s Heads Glutinous Rice is the Secret

How to make meat balls with glutinous rice, a Chinese dish

Steamed Meat Balls with Glutinous Rice

The Chinese meat balls commonly called Lion’s Heads incorporate Pork and Rice in a most attractive way. Here’s another Chinese recipe for Pork Meat Balls and Rice.  This one uses Glutinous Rice in a special way with good effect. This version may be even better, thanks to the use of Glutinous Rice, which adds a special flavor and texture. As these are made rather small, they make an excellent appetizer. Continue reading