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RE: Zojirushi Rice Cookers (Follow-Up #84)

posted by: coleen3201118 on 02.02.2009 at 03:18 pm in Appliances Forum

chipshot - Here you go:

Mexican Rice & Beans (The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook)

1 c. long grain rice
1 c. chicken stock
pinch of salt
1 T olive oil
1 large onion chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 15 oz can pinto beans, drained & rinsed
1 15 oz. can plum tomatoes w/ their juices
1 t. crumbled oregano leaves
2 T capers, rinsed
frreshly ground black pepper
3 T chopped fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
1/2 c creme fraiche or sour cream for garnish
2/3 c crumbled queso fresco or feta

1. Coat rice cooker bowl w/ cooking spray or thin coat of vegetable oil. Add rice, stock and salt, swirl. Set for regular.

2. While rice is cooking, saute onion & bell pepper in skillet until soft, about 5 minutes. Open cooker and add jalapeno, onion/pepper mixture, beans, tomatoes, oregano, capers and some ground pepper. Stir and close the cooker, allowing it to finish the cycle.

3. When the cycle finishes, let it stay on keep warm for 10 minutes. Fluff w/ spoon.

4. Serve w/ cilantro, creme fraiche and crumbled cheese.

Now I'm hungry!



clipped on: 06.24.2013 at 07:15 pm    last updated on: 06.24.2013 at 07:16 pm

RE: Downton Abbey (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: knitforbrains on 02.18.2013 at 10:22 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Habitual lurker popping in... I read an article about a month or so ago that stated that Dan Stevens, the actor who plays Matthew, wanted off the show. So it would appear the writers had very little choice in the matter. :S

So disappointing, because Matthew was the only person who could make Lady Mary particularly likeable! Wonder what Season 4 will bring.


clipped on: 02.19.2013 at 09:16 am    last updated on: 02.19.2013 at 09:17 am

Warming Winter Meals For Those Not Fattening Up To Hibernate

posted by: johnliu on 11.13.2012 at 11:26 pm in Cooking Forum

When the days grow short and cold, the sky gray and dripping, the nights bitter and dark, our thoughts turn to warming, comforting winter dishes.

At least, chez moi they do. Out come the cream sauces on fat pasta, slow-cooked meats in glossy reductions, thick spoon-standing chowders, crusty (gluten-free) meat pies, buttery mashed potatoes and sweet roasted yams.

I don't have a hard and fast definition for a warming winter meal, but I think that, like pornography, we'd all know it if we see it. And eat it.

And, trotting close after, out comes the pooch. Not a cute little puppy like those barnmom keeps showing us. Pooch as in fold, flab, poofy, puffy, and belly.

Here we are, not even officially in winter, still weeks from Thanksgiving, and I'm already getting padded up and ready for hibernation. Grump.

I'm reverting back to packing my lunches of fresh fruit, egg whites, lean meat, pickled beets and raw fish. Going to the gym for indoor spinning classes. Will start lifting weights again, if I can find a small enough dumbbell, like a paper weight - yeah, its been awhile.

But at home, for dinner, I still want to make proper winter meals. My poor family shouldn't have to eat air every night just because daddy is the Michelin Man.

Here, then, is my question. Can you please suggest a traditional - or non-traditional - "warming winter meal" that is also low calorie and dietetic? It needn't be a standard American type meal, I'm down with skinny world cuisine. Gluten-free would be very helpful too.

I'm hoping that if we all come up with one or two such dishes, then I'll be able to click open this thread over and over, and eat from it all winter, or at least for the next minus ten pounds of winter. You all can eat from it too, I'll share!


clipped on: 11.29.2012 at 07:42 am    last updated on: 11.29.2012 at 07:42 am

RE: RECIPE: baked spaghetti recipe (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: hellion on 10.15.2012 at 08:41 am in Recipe Exchange Forum

I have made this recipe often and it is very good!

Here is a link that might be useful: Baked Spaghetti Recipe


clipped on: 11.12.2012 at 02:48 pm    last updated on: 11.12.2012 at 02:48 pm