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Rice Pilaf -You’ll go nuts for this ancient dish August 10, 2017

Posted by Bravado Cooking for Men in Classic Middle Eastern Dishes, Classic Rice Dishes.
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 Before we start today, we need to have a talk. I know that some of you are reading these great articles, but you are not actually trying some of the fantastic recipes.  This has got to stop.  Go no further unless you are committed to cooking rather than just reading.  I say this because the recipe that I am going to share with you today is so good that it will bring tears to your eyes.

If you’re Greek, Armenian, Turkish, Iranian, Afghani or Azerbaijani, you already know about this great dish – it is part of your national tradition.  If you’re Brazilian or Spanish, you eat versions like Pilau and Paella.  Most of you have had it in restaurants, but you have probably not paid attention.  This magical dish that we are going to talk about today is Rice Pilaf.  Forget the little boxes that you can buy in the store.  Make Rice Pilaf from scratch at home and it will be like the day you first tried garage door opener, or something. (more…)

Stuck Pot Rice – A Middle Eastern Classic December 18, 2013

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Stuck Pot Rice

Stuck Pot Rice

This is a great dish from Central Asia and has a thousand variations.  It is a wonderfully showy dish for the holidays and makes a great addition to any meal.   Mark Bittman has a number of suggestions in his great book “How to Cook Everything Vegetarian”.   This is my own version and it shows promise.  At a recent dinner party, it was gobbled up. (more…)

Shanghai Chicken Fried Rice August 16, 2012

Posted by Bravado Cooking for Men in Classic Chinese Dishes, Classic Recipes by Type, Classic Rice Dishes.
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Sometimes I wake up with an urge for something special – food related, that is.  This morning after my first cup of coffee I started thinking about Shanghai Chicken Fried Rice. (more…)

Cooking and Wooing – Risotto with Black Truffles January 12, 2012

Posted by Bravado Cooking for Men in Classic Italian Dishes, Classic Recipes by Type, Classic Rice Dishes, Cooking and Wooing, Fun Stuff.
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Risotto with Black Truffles, Carrots and Asparagus

This is my favorite romantic recipe in the whole world, and it is relatively simple.  If this dish doesn’t do the trick, either that special person has lost all taste buds and olfactory senses, or you have made a colossal mistake in thinking that this person likes you in any way. (more…)


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