By baking brown rice instead of steaming it on the stove, the risk of over or undercooking disappears - in this version, Vanns Curry Powder and a few simple vegetables add flavor and texture.
Brown rice may have a reputation as being healthy, but it also has a reputation as being hard to cook. The stovetop method can often yield rice that's too chewy, too mushy, too watery, or just straight-up burnt. Baking the rice in a covered pan removes some of that difficulty, and gives you the chance to infuse some flavor throughout the cooking process as well. This version uses Vanns Curry Powder to add a light curry flavor to the rice, and the addition of onion, garlic, ginger, diced tomatoes, and peas completes the dish. Serve as a side dish with some grilled meat or fish, or as a main with a fried egg and some garlicky yogurt sauce on top!
Serves 6. Adapted from The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook.
Rice bowls are starting to be a big thing these days, and there's a good reason. Take something a little saucy, something with some great texture, something with protein or some bite to it, arrange on top of rice, add the condiments of your choice, and enjoy your healthy, delicious, and filling meal!
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These falafel sandwiches are straight-up amazing. The falafel is flavorful, crisp, and light, so good that even by itself it’s a wonderful thing.
A lighter take on cream of broccoli soup, with a topping of spiced, roasted pepitas that heightens the toasty flavor of the roasted broccoli.
Both of these recipes are kind of magical -- they take super simple ingredients like water, flour, butter, salt, and Vanns Smoked Spanish Paprika and turn them into beautiful, impressive golden brown focaccia and a deeply orange-red, perfectly flavored smoked paprika butter to be spread on top. It makes a great appetizer for any occasion, but be careful that your guests don’t fill themselves up on it! It’s a little bit addictive.