Recipe Type: Pasta & Rice

Pasta & Rice

Pasta with Seafood

Pasta with Seafood

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Pasta with Seafood is a very simple recipe with a wine and butter seafood sauce you can prepare and cook in about 20 minutes; the time it takes to boil water and cook the pasta. Pasta with seafood is very popular along the coastal areas of Italy. Nutrition Information Nutrition information ...

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Homemade Pasta with Meatballs

Homemade Egg Pasta


Unlike store bought dried pasta made from semolina and water, homemade egg pasta is made with all-purpose flour, eggs and if necessary a little water. It’s texture is more like egg noodles and the flavor is better than most supermarket fresh pastas. While dried pasta has no cholesterol and very low ...

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Risotto with Green Peas

Risotto with Green Peas

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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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Raw Quinoa

Cooking Quinoa

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Quinoa is a marketed as a gluten-free whole grain. Actually, quinoa is a seed grown in south America. Quinoa is easy to prepare. The cooking method is similar to cooking rice. Quinoa is added to boiling water and then simmered until the water or broth is absorbed. High fiber and ...

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Homemade Vegetable Pilau

Vegetable Pilau

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Vegetable Pilau is a simple, spicy, reduced sodium Indian rice dish that combines rice with vegetables and herbs that compliments meat, fish and poultry. Add or substitute your favorite vegetables like diced zucchini, eggplant, cauliflower or broccoli. Serving Suggestion Serve with in lieu of white rice and with curries (green ...

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Homemade Spinach Lasagna

No-Boil Vegetable Lasagna


No-Boil Vegetable Lasagna is an easy way to reduce the number of calories and saturated fat while increasing dietary fiber compared to lasagna with ricotta cheese. Dry lasagna noodles come in two varieties: traditional that should be cooked before making the lasagna and no-boil that is used dry and doesn’t require cooking. ...

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Homemade Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto


Most Americans associate Basil Pesto with pasta or pizza. Pesto is a basil based sauce originating in Genoa, Italy. Like tomato and Alfredo sauce, pesto and can be used in a variety of ways to flavor soups or stews, spread on toasted bread, add a rich basil flavor to grilled ...

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Pasta with Asparagus and Cauliflower

Pasta with Cauliflower and Asparagus


Pasta with fresh vegetables is as common in southern Italy as pasta with tomato sauce. More often than not in the United States, a large plate of pasta and frozen pasta meals are drenched in tomato or white sauce. Unlike low fiber Italian-American pasta dishes, one serving of Pasta with Cauliflower ...

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Gluten Free Gumbo

Gluten Free Gumbo

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Gumbos are usually thickened and flavored with an oil and wheat flour rue. The oil adds calories unless you skim it off prior to serving and flour is off limits for people with celiac disease. This recipe cuts calories by limiting the amount of oil to 1 tablespoon (15 ml) ...

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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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