Recipe Type: Pasta & Rice

Pasta & Rice

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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Fagioli e Pasta (beans and macaroni)

Beans and Pasta (Fagioli e Pasta)


For many Americans Beans and Pasta (Fagioli e Pasta or Pasta Fagoli) is a bean and macaroni soup. For Southern Italians Beans and Pasta is a hearty mixture of cooked beans, elbow macaroni, and tomato sauce. The sauce can have meat or be meatless for a vegetarian version. Whether you ...

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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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Southern Italian Broccoli with Rice

Broccoli and Rice


The recipe for Broccoli with Rice came from Portuguese friends. It is a simple blend of cooked fresh or frozen broccoli combined with your favorite rice (white, jasmine, basmati, brown, wild or combination). You adjust the ratio of broccoli to rice to your taste. Broccoli is a low calorie vegetable ...

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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 recipes for jambalaya. Like most rustic ...

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Homemade Rice Pilaf

Basic Rice Pilaf


Basic rice pilaf is a simple substitute for white rice and takes far less time to make than risotto. In stead of cooking rice in water, rice pilaf is made using broth. You can use any broth; chicken, beef, seafood or vegetable Rice Pilaf can also be made using brown ...

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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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