THAI ISAAN FOOD: JAEW BONG (PLA RAH PASTE)

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This one is a kind of food that we, some of Thai Isaan people, have it with all meals! I mean breakfast, lunch and dinner. One thing that we can’t miss is various kind of veggies we can find in our own garden. Dip soft boiled veggies and sticky rice in this paste…hmmm…

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THAI ISAAN FOOD: JAEW BONG (PLA RAH PASTE)

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Spinach and rice in dill tomato sauce

Ingredients

2-10 oz packages frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1/4 cup regular (not extra-v) olive oil
3 cups onions, finely chopped
6 scallions, thinly sliced, including some of the green tops
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill

1/3 cup converted raw rice
1/4 cup water
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper

How to prepare

Trim away any tough stems from the spinach leaves. Rinse the leaves in several changes of cold water and drain in a colander. Heat the olive oil in a large pot with a tight-fitting lid. When it is hot, add the onions, scallions, and 1/4 cup of the dill and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until the onions are softened. Add the rice and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in the water, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Add the spinach and stir to combine. Cover and cook over low heat for several minutes, stirring occasionally, until the spinach has wilted down. Continue to cook over very low heat for about 30 minutes, or until the rice is nearly tender. Stir in the remaining dill and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Cover and set aside until ready to serve.

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Vermicelli frittata with eggplant

Ingredients

1 lb eggplant, trimmed
1 tbsp salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
6 tbsp olive oil
1 red bell pepper, cut into small dice
1/2 cup brine-cured black olives such as gaeta, pitted and cut into slivers

1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
1/2 lb vermicelli
4 large eggs, beaten lightly

How to prepare

Cut eggplant into 1/4″ dice and sprinkle with the salt. Drain eggplant, weighted with a plate topped by several cans, in a colander 45 minutes. Rinse eggplant well and squeeze dry by handfuls. Drain eggplant on paper towels. In a heavy skillet cook garlic in 3 tbsp of oil over moderate heat, stirring, until golden. Add bell pepper and cook, covered, until softened. Add eggplant and cook 10 minutes, or until eggplant is tender. Stir in olives and basil. In a kettle of salted boiling water cook vermicelli until al dente and drain. In a large bowl toss vermicelli with eggplant mixture and salt and pepper to taste and cool 2 minutes. Add eggs and combine well. In a 12″ non-stick skillet heat remaining 3 tbsp oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Add pasta mixture and with 2 forks spread evenly. Reduce heat to moderate and cook frittata 3 minutes. Shift skillet so that one fourth of frittata is directly over center of burner and cook 1 1/2 minutes. Shift skillet 3 more times, cooking remaining fourths in same manner. Put a heat proof platter over skillet and invert frittata onto it. Slide frittata, browned side up, back into skillet and cook other side in same manner. Slide frittata onto platter and cool to room temperature. Serve frittata cut into wedges. Serves 6 to 8.

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Plum sauce #2

Ingredients

1 cup plums
1 cup apricots
1/2 cup pimiento
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup applesauce

How to prepare

Peel and pit fresh plums and apricots, chop pimiento; combine in saucepan with remaining ingredients. Bring slowly to boil, stirring; simmer covered 1 hour. Pour into jars while still warm and cap tightly. Store at least 1 month in a cool, dark place before using. If too thick, thin slightly with water before serving; sweeten if desired with additional sugar.

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Cantonese Kitchen – Chinese cooking – Chow Fahn (fried rice)

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My grandmother, a master at Chinese cooking, making fried rice with pork sausage, eggs and green onion.

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Cantonese Kitchen – Chinese cooking – Chow Fahn (fried rice)

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Italian Bread 1

Ingredients

2/3 C Water
3/4 Tsp Salt
2/3 Tsp Sugar
2 C Bread Flour
1 1/2 Tsp Active Dry Yeast

How to prepare

You didn’t mention the size of your breadmaker, so I’m going to figure
it’s the 1lb loaf (I have a panasonic). Anyway, I’ve used this recipe
at least a dozen times and I’ve never had a failure. I USE ONLY
PILSBURY BREAD FLOUR . . . and it has nothing to do with the fact my
father and brother work for the company. Here goes:

allways put water in first and then add the dry ingredients with the
yeast on top. I use the NORMAL setting (3.5 hours) on mine

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Wild rice casserole

Ingredients

1/2 cup wild rice
1/2 cup long grain rice
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
3 tbsp butter
1/4 cup soy sauce
4 oz can mushrooms, sliced

2/3 cup water chestnuts, sliced
1/2 cup almonds, slivered

How to prepare

Bring 2 1/4 cups water to a boil – add wild rice and simmer for 20 minutes, add white rice and simmer for 20 minutes more (if using brown rice simmer for 40 minutes together)
saut

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Steamed Pork Spareribs: Authentic Chinese Recipe

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This is my mom’s recipe for Chinese Steamed Pork Spareribs. It is cooked in the traditional way, with garlic, ginger and black beans. This dish is common in China’s Guangdong Province, including areas such as Hoiping and Toisan

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Steamed Pork Spareribs: Authentic Chinese Recipe

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