Category Archives: rice

Nasi Lemak (Ginger Coconut Rice)

This is adapted from “Cradle of Flavor”. Nasi Lemak (serves 4-6): 2 cups uncooked jasmine rice 3 stalks lemongrass, tied into knots 1 1/2 cups water 1 cup coconut milk 1 tsp salt 2 inches ginger, crushed 2 tbsp fried … Continue reading

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Mussel Rice Avgolemono

This is a riff on the classic Greek soup, avgolemono. Here, it is more of a soupy rice dish than a soup with rice. Mussel Rice Avgolemono (serves 2-4): 4 cups fish or seafood stock 1 cup basmati or other … Continue reading

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Iranian Meatballs and Fattoush

Recipes derived from “The New Book of Middle Eastern Food”. Meatballs with Spinach, Chickpeas, and Orange (serves 6): 1 1/2 lb ground beef or lamb 1 onion, finely chopped salt and pepper to taste oil 1 lb spinach 1 tbsp … Continue reading

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Zakkokumai Fried Rice and more

Have you heard of zakkokumai? It is a Japanese multigrain mix which you add to your white rice to make it more nutritious. I bought a bag of it recently and have been working it into my cooking. I had … Continue reading

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South Indian Bites

This is not the entire meal, I made a dal too, but it didn’t turn out well. The following recipes were all successes. Peanut Chutney (1 1/2 cups): 1/4 cup oil 1 1/4 cups raw shelled peanuts 12 green chiles … Continue reading

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Sushi: Crab Rangoon and Spicy Tuna Rolls

See here for general sushi information. This spicy tuna roll is pretty standard. The filling is a combination of the following, in whatever proportions please you: Spicy Tuna: sashimi grade tuna, diced cucumber, diced or in strips mayonnaise, preferably Japanese … Continue reading

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Kimchi Fried Rice

I made some kimchi using this recipe. Instead of cabbage I used kale, since I had a surplus. I let it sit on the counter for 4 or 5 days before putting it in the fridge. I made fried rice … Continue reading

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