Rice, Grains, Noodles

Farro and Plum Salad

Farro and plum salad is the ultimate summer salad. Sweet plums are combined with charred corn, spicy peppers, farro, and...

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Lemon Dijon Chicken and Orzo Salad

Lemon, Dijon chicken, and orzo salad is the perfect main for a hot summer night. The ingredients can be prepared...

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Risi e Bisi

Risi e bisi , rice and peas, is a classic dish from Venice, and it has many variations. My variation...

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Polliwog: Shell Macaroni with Meat Sauce

Polliwog, shell macaroni with meat sauce, is a hearty one pot meal. An easy, do ahead meal that pairs well...

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Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Every middle eastern country has its version of stuffed vegetables, like the stuffed zucchini boats, known as dolma. Grains,...

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Mejadra, Lentils and Rice with Caramelized Onion

Mejadra, lentils and rice with caramelized onions, is considered to be a the ultimate comfort food in the world of...

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Fried Rice with Shrimp and Pork

Fried rice with shrimp and pork or any kind of fried rice is considered to be one of the national...

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Bulgur with eggplant, tomato and yogurt sauce

This scrumptious bulgur wheat is seasoned with onions, garlic, tomato, and bold spices. The lemon and mint yogurt topping enhances...

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Shrimp Udon Soup

Udon is a thick Japanese noodle made with wheat flour, water and salt. It is used in broth filled bowls,...

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Pasta with Cannellini Beans and Spinach

Beans and pasta? Does that sound like an unusual combination to you? Pasta e fagiole or pasta and beans is...

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Blond Puttanesca Pasta

Puttanesca is a bold southern Italian dish. For this version of blonde puttanesca, eliminate the tomatoes, add fresh yellowfin tuna...

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Stuffed Tomatoes with Quinoa

There is a traditional Italian recipe for hot baked stuffed tomatoes known as Pomodori Ripiene alla Calabrese. My version is...

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