My girlfriend and I make a lot of rice when we cook. Trouble is, she likes brown rice for health reasons and I like white rice for yummy reasons. I know brown rice is supposed to be “healthier” than white rice, but is it so much healthier that I need to make the switch?
We Indians love our fermented food, from the crumbly steamed dhokla and fluffy white idlis, to the fried wadas and the flavourful kadhi. One of the staples, preferred in the southern part of the country but relished all over, is the humble dosa. This protein-rich crepe is made from a fermented batter of urad dal (…
Welcome back to Sunday Sustenance! I may have gotten a bit excited about the change of seasons over the last few weeks, but now we’re right back up to 80 degree days. A sniffle or Fall flu doesn’t know the difference between hot and cold, so they have no problem showing up and ruining your weekend apple picking trip.…
I am a big fan of my Instant Pot. With this multi-function wonder, I can make perfectly peelable eggs, fluffy rice, and super-flavorful stock, and I can do it in very short order. It’s also a great tool for making large batches of pretty much anything but, as someone who lives alone, I don’t always want a large batch…
As someone who writes about how to make delicious food, I am all about DIY-ing your own versions of tasty, trendy dishes. In a lot of cases, a homemade version of something will taste better and cost you less money, but this is not the situation with the poke bowl.
Professional chefs and home cooks alike look down their noses at single-use kitchen appliances with one exception: the humble rice cooker. I don’t own one myself, but I totally get the appeal. Rice cookers succeed where alternative methods fail spectacularly.
Out of all the trash I’ve eaten, pineapple peels might be my favorite. Not only can you use them to make an ice cold glass of tea or a decidedly tropical infused gin, but it has come to my attention that there is yet another fantastic beverage this noble scrap can be used for: chicha de arroz con piña.
On a scale from “1” to “listeria” the amount of stomach trouble I would expect a bowl of rice to give me falls around a “2,” but apparently the seemingly innocuous grain can inflict a lot of pain if it’s not stored properly.
You know that awkward moment in your fridge, when it still has food in it, but it’s all 1/2-cup portions of various leftovers and like, one carrot? That moment is annoying, because you still have food that can and should be eaten, just nothing that fits together in a cohesive meal. Luckily, I have a dish for just this…
Bay leaves are the dryer sheets of the kitchen. I know that they do something, I’m just not entirely sure what it is, and I don’t really miss them when I run out. Yet I keep buying them, because this what humans that cook do. They buy bay leaves and put them in things.
Rice is the most important component of sushi. In fact, the word “sushi” refers to the vinegared rice used for the Japanese dish. If you want to make decent sushi at home, you need to know how to prepare the rice first.
If you have some leftover rice in danger of going stale, here’s a simple and delicious way to use it up. All you need is some milk and sugar.
They say everything has an expiration date, but it turns out that certain foods will keep indefinitely.
Hello, cats and kittens, and welcome back to the roller coaster of emotions known as Will It Sous Vide?, the weekly column where I make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator.
Rice cookers can make more than just rice, but they make rice really well. To up the flavor factor and make a super tasty, super easy dish using only your rice cooker, you just need to grab a tomato.
Smoked meat is the usually the belle of any culinary ball it attends, but its intense flavor and fatty constitution make it a fantastic backup dancer in any bean, veggie, or rice dish.
Food for when you’re exercising is a whole product category these days. There are sticky sweet energy gels (every marathoner’s frenemy), plus a variety of bars and chews that are pretty much all expensive and taste terrible. The book Feed Zone Portables has an alternative: homemade, portable food that has the…
Some people will tell you that you need to use day-old rice to make excellent fried rice, but that’s not exactly true. You can achieve the perfect level of chewy texture using a small table fan to dry off your freshly-made rice.
Rice is tasty enough on its own, but with a few tweaks, you can take it from tasty to damn delicious. For example, next time you make rice, try toasting and seasoning it beforehand.
Chipotle may have re-opened, but I wouldn’t blame you for being a little skittish about returning, considering everything that has transpired. Luckily, you don’t have to miss out on delicious cilantro-lime rice; you just have to make it at home.