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Basmati Primavera Rice

Who doesn’t love kitchen specialty stores? From stores that sell every single bowl, cutting boards and knives you might need in your kitchen, baking supply stores and great delis and markets are great places to stop by from time to time. A few weeks ago, I stopped at one of my favorite markets here in Guatemala, called Orgánica. There, you can find specialty ingredients, such as the basmati rice I am sharing the recipe below. But wait, no rush. So, in this store you can find every single ingredient you need for gluten-free cooking, vegan diets or even get pink rock salt by the bag, they have it all. So, I picked a bag of Basmati Rice, and I knew I wanted to make a Basmati Primavera Rice right away. This weekend the veggies were fresh and the rice a few steps away.

I had fresh veggies from the market, including güicoy (in the states you can get it as Chayote). Güicoy is an edible plant that belongs to the same family as melons, cucumbers and squash. It’s native to México and from there it has expanded its crops to Latin America and exported to the US and Europe. So, I prepared all my veggies and in 45 minutes I had it all ready. You cook the rice and veggies separately, then mix it together to serve.


Basmati Rice

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Cauliflower Rice & Vegetable Stir-Fry

Trying to keep away from carbs? You’ll love this recipe!  It’s not really rice, it’s cauliflower that has been through the food processor before getting cooked.  I wouldn’t use it as a rice substitute in recipes such as stews or casseroles, but it’s definitely a good alternative to use as a side dish or a vegetarian meal in place of grains.  I’ve tried cauliflower in many ways, I have made it into soup, I have pureed it and roasted it; but this new cooking method has had good reviews at home, so you should try it too!  Especially if you’re into the paleo diet.


Cauliflower Rice
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Cranberry-Almond Holiday Rice

December is here, and with it comes unavoidable stress. Everyone’s schedule gets packed with activities and Christmas parties, or what we call convivios, and you want to make it to everything! You also probably want to throw a little convivio yourself and you try to find a date where most of your guest list can make it.  My schedule is specially packed because we have 5 family members’ birthdays during the first two weeks of December.  As much as you try to have a low-key, cozy, at home holiday… it’s impossible, right?

This month, we want to share easy but delicious recipes that you can use for your Christmas party, or holiday meal.  The first, is this cranberry-almond rice which is simple to make, but makes a big impression because of its delicious taste and its color palette.  It’s different from you usual rice dishes because the added cranberries give it a sweetness you don’t expect. Trust The Foodies’ Kitchen, and try this recipe.


Almond Cranberry Rice
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