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Good Rice Recipes?


#1

So, I'm not very creative when it comes to cooking, and I usually just rely on the same side dishes (sweet potatoes, salads, veggies, rice). I've gotten pretty sick of just regular rice, and was wondering if anyone could recommend a way to kick it up without adding too much fat.

I like having rice for my P+C meals (along with lean meat) since it gives me good energy when I have a meal like this before working out. I would just like some suggestions of what to mix in/how to prepare rice in order to make it taste better.

Thanks.


#2

Not really a recipe, but i throw cayenne in with the water while i'm boiling it.


#3

Check out this thread: Recipes with Pictures http://www.t-nation.com/readTopicMwa.do?id=1498939

We have a resident Chef who has some great recipes. Just post there and Chef Lisa will help you out.


#4

Here's the basic sauce outline: start with a broth or gravy (e.g. bouillon cubes or brown gravy from a packet); add water and start cooking; add herbs, spices, veggies, etc. until you get something tasty; add cornstarch to thicken.

One of my favorites is something I call "use everything in the cabinet". It's lazy, but it works. Usually this amounts to red and black pepper, paprika, chilli powder, curry powder, salt, basil, oregano, mustard, cumin and hot sauce. Then I might add some green peppers and garlic.

If I'm looking for something sweet, I'll just dump on the General Tso's sauce (Iron Chef brand). And on that note, you can look up your favorite chinese chicken or beef recipe, and just make the sauce. That shit is designed to be poured on rice. Just take it easy on the oil.