Spicy Crispy Fried Rice Recipe

Spicy Crispy Rice Recipe -- Delightfully spicy, this crispy rice is lovely to snack on, and is the perfect crunchy addition to a salad.

Delightfully spicy, this crispy rice is lovely to snack on, and is the perfect crunchy addition to a salad. I was making a winter citrus salad the other day, and it had every element I wanted except for a crunch.It was almost perfect.I thought about different types of nuts and seeds and I just wasn't feeling … [Read more...]

Coconut Cilantro Rice Recipe

Coconut Cilantro Rice Recipe -- you won't be able to get enough!

The vegan rice side dish is almost too good to be true!  It's subtly sweet with the fresh flavor of cilantro throughout -- and the pairing possibilities are endless, as it would be delicious with just about everything!This rice would be so perfect along side a spicy chicken dish.  I should know.I made Coconut Mango … [Read more...]

Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin-Sage Risotto Recipe

Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin-Sage Risotto Recipe | cookingontheweekends.com

It finally feels like fall where I live.  It's a little bit grey outside, I've dusted off my UGGS and the couch is adorned with cozy blankets. All of this is an invitation for comfort foods.  I know we all have our own ideas of what comfort foods are, and this risotto recipe epitomizes mine.  Imagine if you will, a … [Read more...]

Lemon Black Rice Spring Salad Recipe

Lemon Black Rice Spring Salad Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Sometimes selecting different foods to put together in a recipe, is like selecting different paint colors to put together in a house.If you're not sure what I mean, follow my thought process in creating this recipe.First, I was in Trader Joe's (not shopping for rice), when a bag of black rice caught my eye.  … [Read more...]

Kotosoupa Recipe {Greek Chicken-Lemon Soup}

Kotosoupa Recipe-Greek Chicken Lemon Soup | cookingontheweekends.com

Move over Chicken Noodle, here comes something a little more interesting, and perhaps even more comforting.After I ate every last bit of the Skorthalia that I loved so much at The Greek Authentic Cuisine, I had a bowl of an incredibly delicious, traditional Greek soup called Kotosoupa.  Whether you want to soothe a … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic-Basil Brown Rice Recipe

Roasted Garlic-Basil Brown Rice Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

The flavors in this bowl of comfort are a culinary transition from summer to fall.  The last of my dad's beautiful, summer, garden basil blended with warm, creamy, slow roasted garlic.  Need I say more?Well okay, just one more thing -- this rice is fantastic to have on hand as it's perfect along side, or beneath … [Read more...]

Summer Peach Marinated Salmon and Avocado Rice Bowl Recipe

Summer Peach Marinated Salmon and Avocado Rice Bowl Recipe | Cooking On The Weekends

Ever since I made Coconut Sticky Rice for the Ghost Pepper Jolokia Caramelized Pineapple, I've been having it at the ready, using it in meal after meal.  It's the perfect hearty, sweet vehicle capture all sorts of complementary flavors and textures.And much like the Meyer Lemon-Black Quinoa Plum and Avocado Salad … [Read more...]

Mango Ginger Chicken Recipe

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Soometimes when I bite into a perfectly ripe mango with my eyes closed, I feel like I'm in the tropics.  The flavor and perfume of the mango takes me to Hawaii, the Caribbean, Tahiti -- really, anywhere tropical.And now I'm sitting on the beach!Certain foods often bring our minds to different places, moods, or … [Read more...]

Hatch Chile Shrimp Sauté with Coconut Rice Recipe

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Is bragging always a bad thing?What if it's about something really fantastic you've done?Like say, cooking one of the most delicious meals you've ever tasted?I'm just going to go ahead and say that this Hatch Chile Shrimp Sauté with Coconut Rice is exactly that -- one of the best meals I've ever I've ever … [Read more...]

How To Make Risotto: Brown Sage Butter Mushroom Risotto Recipe

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Typically I try not to drone on about technical cooking terms or techniques that I find exciting -- for fear you might not. Today however, I'm going to teach you something you might not know -- and if you don't, I know you'll love the little lesson!I'll never forget when I  learned that Risotto wasn't actually the … [Read more...]