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Fried Rice

Fried Rice

  Originally, fried rice was made from leftovers. Simple white rice and vegetables that were not eaten the previous night were stir fried next day. For a more nutritious dish, eggs were often added. Each Chinese region brought something unique to this dish. That’s why […]

Gumbo Style Soup

Gumbo Style Soup

  Half stew-half soup, a little thicker-a little thinner – this is the gumbo, a popular Creole cuisine dish. I’ve tasted gumbo on many occasions, including its homeland location – South Louisiana. I can say that either you love it or you hate it. It […]

Kharcho, Georgian Style Soup

Kharcho, Georgian Style Soup

  In my Chicago suburban house I am gladly cooking Louisiana jambalaya, New England chowder, Southern chicken, and Texas cowboy caviar. While living in Moscow, I liked to prepare authentic meals from the former Soviet republics, such as Uzbek pilaf, Ukrainian gnocchi, Belarusian potato cakes, […]

Rice and Butternut Squash Pilaf

Rice and Butternut Squash Pilaf

  I like everything about this wonderful dish: the taste, the color, the flavor. Sweetness of the butternut and cranberries, rich bouquet of spices and sourness of the lemon juice and zest – all compliment more neutral taste of the rice creating a rich, aromatic […]

Beans and Rice: Moors and Christians

Beans and Rice: Moors and Christians

  “Everyday bread” and “Food for the soul” are the names that can be encountered when referring to beans with rice. This is one of the most important dishes in the cuisine of many countries but it is often found on South American and Spanish […]