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Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi

I needed an excuse to eat spam (don’t we all?) so I decided to make spam musubi. Since we don’t live in Hawaii and can’t go to the local convenience store there to pick up a giant slab of rice with a giant slab of […]

Bean Burrito Bowls

Bean Burrito Bowls

For all the recipes I have, I’m a pretty lazy individual. And at least once a week my family enjoys beans and rice because I forgot to defrost meat, or go to the grocery store. We started with plain old black beans and rice for […]

Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John

I had this dish at a friend’s house called Hoppin’ John in Upstate New York this past Christmas, and found out it was a southern dish. Ironically, since we rarely go out to meals here in Georgia, I had never heard of Hoppin’ John until […]

Fujian Fried Rice

Fujian Fried Rice

How to make Fujian Fried Rice, a fried rice recipe with heaping ladles of rich gravy over top. The ultimate Chinese comfort food.

Paella!

Paella!

Paella! Should always be written with an exclamation point at the end. Because it’s exciting! It was certainly the punch in the mouth I needed lately. In a non-violent, non scary way. I’ve been an extremely grumpybear the past couple weeks. Yes, I said grumpybear […]

Mock Risotto with Shrimp and Roasted Asparagus

Mock Risotto with Shrimp and Roasted Asparagus

Mock Risotto with Shrimp and Roasted Asparagus (serves 4) printable recipe Ingredients: 10 oz. orzo pasta 16 asparagus stalks, cut into 1” pieces and roasted 12 shrimp, thawed, deveined (and salt/peppered) 1/2 red onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped olive oil 32 oz. […]

Making Zongzi for the Dragon Boat Festival, with a heartwarming story.

Making Zongzi for the Dragon Boat Festival, with a heartwarming story.

Zongzi (in Cantonese, it’s pronounced Jungz) is sticky rice with various meat fillings wrapped in bamboo leaves. It’s made for the Dragon Boat Festival.

Fried Rice

Fried Rice

How to make authentic Chinese fried rice. Use leftover rice because it will be less sticky.