Baked Lentils

This was filed as a casserole although maybe it could be a side dish? It sounds sweet and savory, sort of like baked beans. A few notes – after the lentils boil 30 minutes, remove the onion stuck with the cloves & the bay leaf. Place everything into a casserole dish (I’m not sure of … Continue reading

Venetian Rice and Peas

While I don’t like peas, the rest of this sounds delicious. Did you know that simmering your dry rice in oil prior to adding your liquid “opens” the rice and allows it to absorb the liquid you add? I learned this from a friend who cooked rice nearly every day. It allows the rice to … Continue reading

C.J. Wright’s Spicy Lentils

I don’t have much experience with lentils but I know they are often a delicious addition to soups and side dishes. They can take on many lovely flavors and be used as a vegetarian option – we once made delicious lentil stuffed empanadas. It’s unfortunate that the edge of the recipe was cut off completely … Continue reading

Chicken Fried Rice

We love fried rice in my house – it’s quick and so easy to make as a side dish or as the main meal. The secret is to salt and pepper in between every step. I use left over rice because we make rice quite often for our other meals. I even have a fancy … Continue reading

Rice – Paella – Excellent

Paella is a traditional dish from Spain, well known for having rich flavors and variations. They can be different based on the region of Spain you are in or where the recipe came from. Most typically are seasoned with saffron. These days, saffron is sold in little capsules of a few threads each. This recipe … Continue reading