Recipes With Course: Pasta & Rice

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Homemade Spanish Rice

Easy Spanish Rice

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Tomato infused Spanish Rice is usually served with Mexican food. Like most recipes there are dozens of varieties from simple to complex Spanish Rice. Use this recipe as a baseline and modify ingredients to your taste. Cook’s Tip When using stewed tomatoes, chop into bite size pieces using a blender ...

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Homemade Risotto with Shrimp

Seafood Risotto

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Risotto originated in northern Italy and is now popular throughout Italy. Made using short grain arborio rice, it has a creamy texture unlike any other rice recipe without the need for cream or any other sauce. Risotto is rarely offered on the menu of most Italian-American restaurants. Unlike pasta that ...

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Homemade Fried Rice

Basic and Spicy Fried Rice

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Rice is the primary source of starchy carbohydrates for billions of people in Asia and Africa. Ironically, most Asians and Africans preferred white (polished) rice to brown rice, and far fewer Asian and Africans are overweight or obese compared to Americans. Whether you use white or brown is up to ...

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Pasta with Anchovies

Pasta with Butter and Cheese


Southern Italian cooking is simple, rustic home cooking. When using high quality ingredients, it does not take a lot to make a quick home meal. Pasta with butter and cheese is another version of Pasta Bianco (White Pasta). It is a simple recipe that has been around for 100s of ...

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Homemade Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca


Pasta Puttanesca refers to Italian ladies of the night. This recipe has a simple sauce made with canned diced tomatoes, olives, anchovies and red pepper flakes. Typically made with spaghetti, you can use any pasta. You can make and serve Pasta Puttanesca in 30 minutes or less especially when using ...

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Pasta and Olive Oil and Garlic

Pasta with Olive Oil and Garlic


Pasta with Olive Oil and Garlic is a very simple pasta recipe that has been an Southern Italian staple for 100s of years. You can make it in the time it takes to bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta. Although spaghetti is usually used ...

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Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

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Jambalaya is a one-pan Cajun rice recipe similar to Spanish Paella. It is a blend of the Old World and New World. Most of the prep time, like many Asian recipes, is cutting and chopping the meat and vegetables. There are thousands of jambalaya recipes. Like most rustic cuisines, jambalaya ...

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Pasta With Rapini

Rapini and Pasta


Pasta with vegetables like this recipe for Rapini and Pasta is a common southern Italian recipe, but don’t look for it on the menu at your local Italian-American restaurant. Like endive and other greens, rapini has a slightly bitter flavor and is an acquired taste. Rapini, also known as cime ...

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Homemade Pasta Alfredo Primavera

Pasta Alfredo Primavera


Pasta Alfredo Primavera adds vegetables and meat protein to traditional Italian-American Alfredo sauce made with butter and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese reducing calories and saturated fat per serving. Restaurant Alfredo sauce can also be very high in sodium providing 1 to 2 days worth. You can make Alfredo sauce in the ...

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Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs

Italian Meatballs


Americans love spaghetti and meatballs. Italian-American restaurant offer a plate piled high with spaghetti topped with 2 to 3 jumbo meatballs in a tomato based sauce. Some restaurant meatballs are huge providing as many calories and saturated fat as a steak. Italian polpetti is plural for meatballs. In Italy, meatballs ...

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