This is a quick and easy apple fritter recipe. You need to get those apples cut into thin slices so that they cook quickly. Yes, I know it is fried, but they don’t soak up much oil and you don’t serve these everyday anyway. [Read the rest of this entry…]
Some southern states have different versions, using the local variety of peas; but Hoppin’ John always includes peas and rice. [Read the rest of this entry…]
These are easy, but time consuming. They need to be soaked overnight or started a few hours early, so allow plenty of time. I like these with cornbread for lunch. [Read the rest of this entry…]
Black-Eyed Peas: A New Year’s Day Tradition
By Suzanne Lieurance
New Year’s Day is full of traditions. Watching college ball games on TV, making resolutions, and eating certain foods that are thought to bring good luck are just a few typical traditions in the USA.
Black-eyed peas are a New Year’s Day tradition in the South. Eating them on this day supposedly brings good luck and riches for the coming year. [Read the rest of this entry…]
Baked Papaya Recipe
Baked Papaya has long been popular in the southern parts of Georgia and in Florida where papaya grows like a weed in the back yard. You can find papaya everywhere now. Try this. [Read the rest of this entry…]
Baked Apple Slices
These are so simple for weeknight meals. Start them first and throw into the oven while everything else cooks. No fuss. [Read the rest of this entry…]
Wild Rice Pilaf with Vegetables and Dried Cranberries
This recipe would also be nice made with dried tart cherries. [Read the rest of this entry…]
This is one of my favorite rice recipes, similar to what you might find in many restaurants, but a little more flavorful with the cinnamon and ginger.
2-1/2 cups jasmine or other long-grain white rice
1-1/2 cups water
One 1/2-inch cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Pinch of salt
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
1-1/2 cups canned unsweetened coconut milk
2 scallions, white and light green finely chopped
1. Rinse the rice until the water runs clear and drain.
2. Heat the oil in a medium heavy-bottom saucepan over medium heat.
3. Add the ginger and cook, stirring continuously, for 1 minute.
4. Add the rice and stir.
5. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring continuously.
6. Add the coconut milk, water, cinnamon stick, and salt, and stir.
7. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the rice has absorbed all of the liquid, about 10 minutes; stir frequently to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom.
8. Cover, reduce the heat to very low, and cook until rice is soft and tender, 10 to 15 minutes more.
9. Stir in the cilantro and scallions and serve.
Oven-Baked Rice Recipe
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
4 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 cups uncooked long grain rice
4 cups chicken broth or water
1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Melt 4 tablespoons butter or margarine in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and saute until transparent but not browned.
- Add rice and cook, stirring frequently for about 3 minutes.
- Add chicken broth (homemade, canned, or made with chicken bouillon cube) and salt. Heat, stirring to mix well.
- Transfer to an oven-proof serving dish. Cover (use foil if dish does not have close-fitting lid) and bake 20 minutes. Add more butter, toss with a fork and serve.
New Orleans Hot Rice Cakes
This is an adaptation of one of the oldest known recipes in New Orleans, one that is said to have been a favorite of President Zachary Taylor. It’s a good way to use up leftover rice. [Read the rest of this entry…]