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Chicken and Chorizo over Jasmine Rice

Suzen and I have long, but not lazy, weekends. We tend to spend them at farmers’ markets and then in the kitchen. A long recipe and bottle of wine, plus a couple of football games, is our Sunday ritual. We have time to cook. We make time to cook. We are empty nesters, with the…

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Rice Pilaf with Pine Nuts

Our good friend Marie Simmons wrote a wonderful book, Rice: The Amazing Grain, and she was spot on. Suzen and I are fortunate to live in Manhattan where, in less than 15 minutes, we can walk to 30 restaurants serving rice. All of them Asian or Italian. Now, I am fond of risotto but it…

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Kosheri [Rice and Lentils] from Ottolenghi

  “Oh, lentils,” Suzen said. For her “lentils” is shorthand for “I’m making this no matter what you think.” “It has rice,” she added. She’d seen the look on my face. Okay, compromise. I find straight lentils a bit tough to swallow. It’s just an overwhelming taste — and pasty feel — in my mouth.…

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Drunken Red Beans with New Mexican Rice

Yes, the picture above is the same as yesterday. That post was for the turkey medallions on the right, recipe circa 1988. The beans and rice on the top and left are, on the other hand, much more recent recipes: 1991! If you have never seen Rice: The Amazing Grain by Marie Simmons then you…

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