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Vegetarian dish ideas

Vegetarian dish ideas

White Rice and Black Beans MAKES: 4 to 6 servings TIME: About 2 hours, largely unattended Seriously delicious and really easy. This technique semipureing the half-cooked beans and adding the rice makes a great case for cooking all rice and bean dishes this way,...

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Vegetarian to vegan

Vegetarian to vegan

White Rice MAKES: 4 servings TIME: 20 to 30 minutes There are several ways to cook rice, and all of them get the job done. Unfortunately, the most commonly taught method in which rice is brought to a boil with one-and-a-half times its volume of water, covered, and...

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Vegetarian meal options

Vegetarian meal options

Steamed Sticky Rice MAKES: 4 servings TIME: About 2 hours, largely unattended Among the most incredible one-ingredient preparations in the world, sticky rice is popular throughout East and Southeast Asia. In Thailand, among other places, it's eaten at just about every...

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What to cook vegetarian

What to cook vegetarian

Rice with Peas MAKES: 4 servings TIME: 20 minutes This can be made with leftover rice, but then you're essentially making fried rice, as in The Basics of Fried Rice. Prepared this way, it's a little more sophisticated. If you're using frozen peas, defrost them first,...

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Vegetarian menu ideas

Vegetarian menu ideas

Rice with Chickpeas MAKES: 4 servings TIME: 30 minutes with cooked beans Chickpeas are a great way to boost the flavor and texture of a rice dish; they add richness to the cooking liquid and don't turn to mush. (And, with the rice, they provide complete protein.) Add...

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Good vegetarian diet

Good vegetarian diet

Rice with Cheese MAKES: 4 servings TIME: 30 minutes This delicious, over-the-top recipe has such a strong dairy component that I wouldn't recommend it to anyone trying to reduce their fat intake or eat vegan style. Everyone else will love it: It's simple, rich, and...

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Yummy vegetarian meals

Yummy vegetarian meals

Rice Pilaf, Nine Ways MAKES: 4 servings TIME: About 30 minutes, plus a little time to rest Only a tiny bit more complicated than plain rice, but with enormous potential, as you'll see. Note that not only may this be made in advance, it should be made (slightly) in...

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Vegetarian diet food

Vegetarian diet food

Rice Pilaf What makes a pilaf? Cooking the rice in butter or oil (and often onions or other vegetables) before adding other ingredients, at the very least a flavorful liquid like stock. Yellow rice is a form of pilaf, as is biryani, as, one could argue, is paella....

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Great vegetarian dishes

Great vegetarian dishes

Rice Cooked in Onions Soubise MAKES: 4 to 6 servings TIME: 1 hour, largely unattended This is a great Thanksgiving dish: It'll keep warm for a long time or can be kept hot over a very low flame (and, if it browns on the bottom, so much the better). I've modified it in...

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Healthy eating vegetarian

Healthy eating vegetarian

Coconut Rice MAKES: 4 servings TIME: 30 minutes Coconut rice is a near-universal staple, for two reasons: In many rice-growing areas coconuts grow wild, so the combination is a natural. Even the simplest version, which follows, is incredibly delicious. A few other...

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