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Rice

  • Shrimp Coconut Rice Bowl
    Recipe

    Coconut Rice Bowls with Shrimp and Vegetables

    This is straight-up Southeast Asian comfort food. Coconut-kissed rice is topped with briny shrimp, earthy mushrooms, and bright, snappy snow peas.

  • Louisiana Style Rice
    Recipe

    Louisiana-Style Rice

    Serve this Cajun-seasoned "dirty" rice with sautéed or grilled shrimp or chicken thighs.

  • Sticky Coconut Rice Cake
    Recipe

    Sticky Coconut Rice “Cake” with Ginger-Orange Flambé

    A traditional Chinese New Year dessert called nian gao (or sticky cake) is a steamed rice-flour cake. In this version, I leave the rice whole and make a sticky coconut…

  • Rice with Confit Tomatoes
    Recipe

    Baked Rice with Confit Tomatoes and Garlic

    This was my go-to side for a few months, working well with pretty much anything else on the table. There’s also enough going on, flavor-wise, for it to be lovely…

  • Recipe

    Basic Rice Pilaf

    It’s easy to tailor a rice pilaf to your taste. For example, add minced garlic or other aromatics with the onion, and fold in fresh herbs just before serving.

  • Tofu Sweet Potato Burger
    Recipe

    Buddha Karma Burger

    Here’s an inventive take on a veggie burger from Chicago Diner’s Jose Martinez. The sweet potato and tofu patty is seasoned deliciously with curry and topped with chimichurri.

  • Recipe

    Shrimp and Edamame Fried Rice

    Edamame gives this mellow-flavored version of the take-out favorite a nice pop of color, flavor, and texture.

  • Recipe

    Oyster Risotto with Fennel and Saffron

    The mix of fennel, star anise, and Pernod gives the risotto a complex fennel flavor that goes nicely with the oysters and saffron.

  • Recipe

    Ginger Coconut Rice

    The addition of coconut milk and fresh ginger and garlic makes a basic pot of rice so much more interesting. Serve with stir-fries and curries.

  • Recipe

    Black Rice and Pistachio Salad

    Pistachios underscore the subtle sweetness of black rice. Known as “forbidden” rice because it was originally reserved for the emperors of ancient China, black rice has a tender, slightly chewy…

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