Friday, August 2, 2013

More Stuff-N-Things


Rice-A-Ready

Finding that your rice isn't wild enough? Put down that Rice-A-Phony! Adding a tablespoon of vegetarian chicken flavored powder to the water before boiling gives the finished rice a nice boost.

Want more? Last night I added chicken powder, tomato powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, and dried oregano to my rice and served it with red beans and shrimp tacos. Stick THAT in your San Francisco treat! 


Steamy

Speaking of rice, (typing of rice?), don't waste that leftover Chinese take-out rice after it has gone dry and clumpy in the fridge. Put 1/8 cup of water in the bottom of a skillet, add rice, and cover over medium heat until the rice is steamed.


Grandma's Little Helper

Have a recipe that calls for Cayenne or chili powder but your child or grandparent can't take the heat? Try using paprika instead. It gives you the spicy flavor without the burn.