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Karl’s Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Eilene is having her horde of friends over for a Game of Thrones night. I thought I would go Cajun. I lived in Louisiana for a couple of years and I have been craving red beans and rice with hushpuppies.

Karl’s Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Karl’s Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

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Mimi’s Confetti Rice

No Chinese meal is complete without some rice. You can eat until you are bursting, but if you have not eaten at least one bite of rice, then all you have had is a “snack.” To leave rice out of a New Year’s meal would be very inauspicious.

Mimi’s Confetti Rice

Mimi’s Confetti Rice

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Karl’s Black and Wild Rice Salad

When Jan was visiting her friends, one of them made a salad out of the January issue of Bon appétit. She bought the magazine and asked for this salad for dinner. While the salad looked good, I wanted to make some changes. I do not like cooked squash, especially cold cooked squash. 

Karl’s Black and Wild Rice Salad

Karl’s Black and Wild Rice Salad

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Karl’s Jewel Yam Rice

Jan made sweet potato pie recently and she only used two of the three jewel yams she had bought.  One small yam is not enough for three people, but I did not want to run out and buy more. What could I do to stretch it into a side dish?

Karl’s Jewel Yam Rice

Karl’s Jewel Yam Rice

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Karl’s Persian Jeweled Rice (Javaher Polow)

Simplified and adapted from FxCuisine

I needed a rice dish for my Persian feast, for the starch eaters not on Ketogenic diets. I wanted to do something more than plain rice, so I used my trick of looking up “Persian rice” on Google image to see if anything struck my fancy. I found a Persian Jeweled rice recipe that looked good, but produced way too much for my meal. I reduced the quantities and simplified some of the techniques to adapt it to my needs.

Karl’s Persian Jeweled Rice (Javaher Polow)

Karl’s Persian Jeweled Rice (Javaher Polow)

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Karl’s French Rice Pilaf

Adapted from French: The Secret of Classic Cooking Made Easy

All of this week’s recipes are from a French cook book that Jan bought me. She decided that I should make some recipes from it for the French girl while she was here. I decided that I needed a starch dish for the carbohydrate eaters in the group.

Karl’s French Rice Pilaf

Karl’s French Rice Pilaf

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Eilene’s Onigiri (Rice Balls)

Onigiri is the Japanese equivalent of a PB&J sandwich, something to take for a school lunch or on a picnic. One of Eilene’s friends in Japanese class taught her how to do this a couple of years ago. Rice ball is a bit of a misnomer, since you make them into triangles.

Eilene’s Onigiri (Rice Balls)

Eilene’s Onigiri (Rice Balls)

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Karl’s Peanut Rice

The [trademarked chocolate and peanut butter confection] Challenge. My chicken dish for this meal emphasizes the chocolate elements. For my starch side dish I want to make the peanuts the star, with the chocolate element being more of a secret ingredient. I want it to add a depth to the taste without having a distinct “chocolate” flavor.

Karl’s Peanut Rice

Karl’s Peanut Rice

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Karl’s Greek Lemon Pilaf

Adapted from anonymous 

Usually when I make Greek lamb I make potatoes. In fact, it is a bit of a rut. To break the mold, I looked for a Greek rice side dish. Finding one that was close on Food.com, I adapted it to my personal style. Jan doesn’t like white rice, so I switched to brown.  For my family there are never enough onions. And who can make a Greek dish without garlic and pepper?  Most of the other dishes would be heavy on the herbs, so just a little parsley as an accent in flavor and color.

Karl’s Greek Lemon Pilaf

Karl’s Greek Lemon Pilaf

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Karl’s Green Mole Rice (Arroz Mole Verde)

I wanted a new side dish to go with my Pork Tamales with Mole Poblano. In Mexican cuisine beans and rice are the standard side dishes. Refried beans do not really lend themselves to a lot of variation. This left me to do something with the rice, but I wanted to do something other than my usual Mexican Rice.  I thought about making a green mole rice, but when I Googled “Mole Verde” most of the recipes were on how to use this sauce on chicken with rice as a side dish.

Karl’s Green Mole Rice (Arroz Mole Verde)

Karl’s Green Mole Rice (Arroz Mole Verde)

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Green Mole (Mole Verde)

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