Like many words related to Rice culture, the word Congee appears to come from an Indian language, in this case, from Tamil kañci. The term is said originally Continue reading
A Japanese Dish
A Secret Ingredient
Bamboo Rice is one of a class of Japanese dishes which combine Rice with one or more other ingredients.
This recipe is good whenever fresh Bamboo is available. Canned or shrink-packed Bamboo in brine also work well with this. The use of Sake or Mirin when cooking Rice enhances its flavor and aroma and may be called a secret ingredient. Continue reading
A New Way to Use Your Rice Cooker
Ginger Meets Butter Meets Mochi
The Mochi and Butter seem to neutralize each other. And there’s Sake, too, for its delicate perfume.Ginger Pilaf Continue reading
A Common Vegetable Transformed
Nuoc Mam Meets Black Pepper
Soup with Cabbage Pork Rolls
Canh Thit Goi Su
This is a Japanese method for making plain White Rice. It is one of the formulas that surfaced after the Fukushima Earthquake, when Japanese were strongly interested in reducing energy consumption in the kitchen in general, as well as cutting down on heating up the kitchen, especially in warm weather..
So a flurry of Flash-Cooking recipes began to circulate then, some older, others newly contrived. This is one of them. It takes about an hour total preparation time, but the actual heating time is only 20 minutes, and much less heat and energy are used than with a conventional rice cooker. Continue reading
A Pure Vegetarian Dish
Tomatoes Meet Tomato Purée Meets Saffron
This vegetarian recipe from Amritsar, India, uses Basmati Rice. If other varieties of Rice are used instead, the cooking time can be shortened, but the result will be different. Of course Basmati Rice is superior!
Tomatoes Stuffed with Basmati Rice
2 cups Basmati Rice (16 ounces) Continue reading
Indonesian Fried Rice
The Most Popular Indonesian Dish
Nasi Goreng means “Fried Rice” in Bahasa Indonesia, the Indonesian nationallanaugage. It is probably the most popular dish in Indonesian cuisine.
There are many good recipes for Nasi Goreng. Here is a good, reliable one, and simple to make. It takes about 2-0 minutes to organize and about 15 minutes for the actual cooking. This recipe serve 4 people. Continue reading