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Simple Cuban Black Beans & Rice in a Rice Cooker

Simple Cuban Black Beans & Rice in a Rice Cooker by John Spottiswood

I've loved cuban black beans and rice ever since I lived in Weehawken, New Jersey and ate at the Unica Cafe. This recipe takes some short cuts and uses a rice cooker, but I still think the results are delicious. Try this under any caribbean grilled meat, fish or stew and you won't be disappointed!

5 votes
48025 views
Red beans and rice

Red beans and rice by John Spottiswood

I've adapted this recipe from a number that I have used in the past. You can deviate from this and it is still delicious! Normally, I serve this with a jerk marinated chicken or pork, but it also goes well with grilled fish, steak and many other treats. If you serve it with something that isn't spicy, try adding some of the spices…

47 votes
70689 views
Toasted-Coconut Rice

Toasted-Coconut Rice by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a light, tasty rice that goes well with curries or other asian dishes.

7 votes
6406 views
Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice by Wendi Taylor

Ever wondered how to get that perfect consistency of spanish rice that's served in restaurants? Here's the secret...

6 votes
8068 views
Rice with Lentils - Khichdi Jamai Ji

Rice with Lentils - Khichdi Jamai Ji by John Spottiswood

Khichdi is a mixture of dal and rice that is cooked together so that the flavors blend together. Various lentils can be used, such as split moong dal with or without skin, whole brown lentils (mosoor) or mooth lentils. It can be made with or without the addition of any number of vegetables. The proportion of rice to lentils also…

7 votes
6013 views
Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice by Sergio Hernandez

10 votes
29738 views
Cumin Rice

Cumin Rice by Joyce Leung

This rice is a delicious mix of cumin and cinnamon. It provides a nice, slightly sweet flavor, that is a perfect complement to any middle eastern dish. The only dishes I would avoid serving this with are sweet dishes with dates, figs, etc. I served it with my Braised Lamb with Beans. It was great!

7 votes
16671 views
Cantonese Chinese Stir-Fried Sticky Rice / Chow Lor Mei Fan

Cantonese Chinese Stir-Fried Sticky Rice / Chow Lor Mei Fan by Karen Chow

This is one of my favorite comfort dishes, and my Dad doesn't dare to not make it for Thanksgiving, otherwise there would be a family revolt! This is his recipe that he taught to me. I've heard of other versions with added chopped cooked taro, chestnuts, and other ingredients. Feel free to experiment. However, I feel that the…

3 votes
20950 views
Easy Persian Rice in a Rice Cooker

Easy Persian Rice in a Rice Cooker by John Spottiswood

Admittedly, this doesn't capture the crunch outside of the normal method of making persian rice. But if you are just looking for a fluffy and buttery rice to serve with a stew or tagine, this works wonderfully and is super easy.

3 votes
9531 views
Arancini (Italian Rice Balls)

Arancini (Italian Rice Balls) by lisa

Arancini means "little oranges" in Sicilian and they can be found all over Palermo. Cooked and flavored Arborio rice is formed around a filling of tomato, meat and peas, coated in breadcrumbs and fried until golden brown. When I make them they're about the size of a baseball,but you can make them slightly smaller. . Soft and crispy…

2 votes
16568 views
Creamy Homemade Rice Pudding, Pressure Cooker Style

Creamy Homemade Rice Pudding, Pressure Cooker Style by Foodiewife

If you don't own a pressure cooker, you can still make this recipe on the stove top. You just have to cook this for an hour. With a pressure cooker, I can make this in 16 minutes! This is the creamiest and tastiest rice pudding I've ever had! The Arborio rice, is one of the reasons why. The starchiness of this rice adds to the creamy…

2 votes
12892 views
Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice by John Spottiswood

I was looking for an improved Mexican Rice recipe, so I adapted this one from the America's Test Kitchen cookbook. I used many of the same ingredients, but instead of baking it, which seemed like a waste of energy, I finished it in my rice cooker. The result was a very flavorful and wonderfully textured mexican rice. Browning the…

5 votes
10591 views
Takikomi Gohan (Japanese Mixed Rice)

Takikomi Gohan (Japanese Mixed Rice) by John Spottiswood

I loved eating this in Japan and love to order it when I am visit Suruki supermarket in downtown San Mateo. Finally, I learned to make it myself. It is amazingly easy and soooo good! This dish with just a small piece of grilled salmon, meat or vegetable makes a wonderful lunch or light dinner. Feel free to mix up the ingredients…

5 votes
6917 views
Arroz Congrí

Arroz Congrí by Sergio Hernandez

Arroz Congrí or Moros y Cristianos as it's also known is the national dish of Cuba, their version of the rice and beans. The "Moors" refer to the black beans, and "Christianos" to the white rice - a reference to the early settlers of Cuba for whom the Reconquista of Spain was a recent memory.

4 votes
27277 views
Black Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Rice by John Spottiswood

A Cuban classic, this goes perfectly with all pork dishes, and also with poultry and fish.

3 votes
6998 views