Indian-style Spiced Millet Upma

Millet is usually too dry for my taste, but this Indian-Style recipe adapted from traditional Upma is delicious. I discovered it thanks to a cookbook that someone gave the Zen River kitchen several years ago. Serve this delightful recipe with Apple Chutney, Cucumber Tzatziki, and fresh coriander. To make a complete meal in and of […]

Basmati Rice

It was always a mystery to me how everyone else’s basmati rice seemed to come out loose and fluffy? Our rice cooker and the absorption method never really did it justice. Sushi rice loves being sticky; basmati rice loves being free, and my basmati rice was looking decidedly stuck together. Ironically, on all the packages of white rice in the (Dutch) supermarkets, […]

Apricot Rice

We love rice. And not just any-old-white-rice either. Forget “boil in the bag” varieties. There are oh so many kinds of delicious rice. Long grain; short grain; brown; red; and black. Basmati; sushi; wild; sticky; and jasmine just to name a few. (There are apparently over 40,000 world-wide.) Each one has their own specific flavour and character, […]