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.

Watch Spicy, Buttery Dosa Porn Straight From A Mumbai Streetside

You haven't been this vegetally aroused in a while
Aug 28, 2013 3:00 pm

"Dosas are just okay," said nobody, ever. Check out this absolutely pornographic tribute to crispy-chewy South Indian rice and lentil crepes. I don't utter the words "food" and "porn" in the same sentence unless I mean it. Or if it's Wednesday. Hey!

Peppered Hanger Steak With Crispy Rice Cakes Recipe

A tasty steak with Asian flavors from New Orleans
Aug 13, 2013 3:00 pm
Photo: Ed Anderson

This cookbook was inspired by the award-winning HBO series, Treme, and no offense to Breaking Bad, but we'd rather cook recipes from this show, thanks. Learn simple homestyle recipes for your favorite New Orleans dishes. No Nola cookbook would be complete without a few vibrant (very spicy) Asian dishes, like this fiery peppered hanger steak.

Emergency Flu Recovery Lunch: Rice And Dal

When nothing else will save you from flu symptoms
Mar 19, 2013 11:31 am

This meal will stay down more or less no matter what's wrong with you. It's vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, pretty much totally hypoallergenic and made of stuff your body wants to hang onto — easily digestible protein in the form of skinless lentils made even more easy to digest by boiling it into oblivion, and nice soft rice. Got the flu? Eat up, you'll need your strength.

Two Brand-New Uses For Idli Batter (Also, What An Idli Is)

South Indian idlis are a dosa's best friend
Jan 30, 2013 12:31 pm

Idlis, steamed fermented rice and lentil dumplings, are a staple of South Indian cuisine. When your culture has been strictly vegetarian for about five thousand or so years, you're going to find some innovative ways to deal with the rice and lentil aspect of your diet, a.k.a most of it. I found two new ways to enjoy them. Also if the Hindu god of fixin' that which ain't broke comes looking for me, I'm not here.

You Only Need One Reason To Buy A Rice Ball Maker

Where to get and how to use rice ball makers
Jan 14, 2013 12:31 pm

Here's what's dangerous: me, a brand-new set of rice ball makers and the fridge after I go food shopping for the week. I think there's a misconception that rice balls are Japanese, period. I mean they are, but once you have the proper tools in place to make them because you learned how to use a rice ball maker on Food Republic, you might just go all fusion on everyone. Here are a few of my favorite ways. 


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