rice

Introducing Biryani, The Pizza Hut Way. Really?

Someone let Birizza happen. Justice must prevail.
May 5, 2014 11:01 am

That photo can illustrate a general concept all it wants, I still don't understand the mechanics behind Pizza Hut India/Sri Lanka's Birizza (captured here in a full-page color Mumbai newspaper ad). Peek under the awkward naan-pizza-crust thing, after the jump.

7 Ideas For Dinner: Risotto

Hearty Italian comfort food for everyone's tastes
Mar 10, 2014 2:00 pm

There's nothing quite like stirring a hearty pot of creamy risotto and seeing those tender grains cling to the spoon. It's comfort food in every sense of the word and a perfect blank canvas for whatever flavors you're craving tonight. Check out 7 recipes for risotto for everyone. If you finish the dish off with truffle salt, we'll understand.  

Mango Coconut Rice Pudding Recipe

This dessert recipe uses up leftover rice. Sweet!
Jan 28, 2014 5:45 pm
mango sticky rice
Photo: Jason Hutchens on Flickr

Need a way to use up a bunch of leftover dessert from that takeout Thai or overly ambitious curry you just made? How about dessert? That's right: this mango coconut rice pudding recipe calls for leftover rice.

SoCal Mexican: A Good, Basic Mexican Rice Recipe

Spiced, tomato-spiked Mexican rice for frijoles
Jan 23, 2014 2:00 pm
Mexican rice recipe photo
Photo: Mark Shaw

One of my measuring sticks for Mexican restaurants outside of Southern California is the rice, and it’s amazing how many places fail this simple test (the test is unnecessary in Southern Cal; everyone passes pretty much). I just want some rice with some appetizing color and a ton of flavor. Lucky for me, my mom taught me how to make the good stuff back in the day. The recipe, after the jump.

5 Hearty Rice Dishes To Warm You Up

Recipes for warm, meaty rice to eat by the bowlful
Dec 10, 2013 1:00 pm

A big bag of rice is one of the most versatile ingredients in our pantry. Come winter weather, we're frying it, cooking it with all manners of pork and sausage, topping it with a burger and a fried egg, you get the idea. We're not serving brown rice alongside steamed salmon is what we're saying. We have too many excellent, rib-sticking hearty rice recipes for that right now.

      This Is A Game-Changer: Smoked Basmati Rice

      A random, awesome supermarket find for lunch
      Nov 18, 2013 12:30 pm

      I discovered bags of smoked basmati rice at a random supermarket. I think I actually yelled, like an alarming yell, for my friend to come see what I found. Obviously she was less excited than me, but she's not a food writer with a lunch column to keep fresh. She was still excited though, because basmati rice is obviously the best rice and smoked stuff is obviously superior to unsmoked stuff. Here's what you do with it.

      Chinese Sausage and Broccolini Fried Rice Recipe

      Make this meaty, garlicky, easy homemade fried rice
      Oct 8, 2013 12:00 pm
      chinese sausage fried rice recipe
      Photo: Jess Kapadia

      It's nice having ingredients in the fridge that don't go bad in three days. I don't know about you, but it's not always clear when I'll be home for dinner again. And then the mood strikes for a late-night snack,, which is where this Chinese sausage and broccolini fried rice comes in.

      Back To Basics: Red Beans And Rice Recipe

      A filling, budget-friendly homestyle Mexican dish
      Sep 4, 2013 12:00 pm

      While we love a good elaborate enchilada preparation, sometimes you just feel like Mexican food without the hassle (or delivery guy). That's what we reach for triple-tested Mexican: Authentic Recipes From South of the Border, by test kitchen guru Pamela Clark. Ready to master a staple? Here's red beans and rice.

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