I frequently try out commercial spice mixes for dishes that I want to experiment with. I loved the pulao rice from an Indian restaurant near us and when it went out of business I had to figure out how to make it myself.
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Adapted from La Fuji Mama
Eilene’s school break ends tomorrow and she wanted sushi for dinner this Sunday. To make a change up from my usual maki and inari shushi I decided to do Chirashi Sushi, scatter sushi. From what I have read, this is what most Japanese housewives serve at home, partly (I understand) because they are intimidated by the Japanese master chefs who can make the cut maki’s cross section look like flowers or fish. Who knew? I just started making maki back when I was 20 because I liked it and didn’t know that I was competing with anyone.
If you scan through my archive of recipes you may find a number base on Japanese cuisine. There is a reason for this that goes back to my early family life. During the Korean War (back around when I was born), my father was a major in
Technique drawn from Mel’s Kitchen Café
I have been trying to make Mexican rice for years with only limited success. Yes, the rice I made usually tasted good, but it was always a bit gummy. It never turn out like the fluffy savory rice you find in almost any Mexican restaurant.
This is one of those ethnic “home cooked” dishes that, if you did not watch your mother making it growing up, you will rarely discover the secret to making it. This technique is really not a secret, it is just considered too obvious to mention by the people who grew up with the dish.
This is one of those recipes where I took a cooking technique from another recipe that completely changes the dish. I have been making variations of this dish for most of my cooking life, but it rarely came out how I knew it should be. For me this has been a dish in constant evolution, I do not think I have ever made it the same way twice. This is the first time I have even written it down.