Beef and Rice Meatballs in Yogurt-Tomato Sauce (Youvarelakia Yogurt Sauce)

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Beef and Rice Meatballs in Yogurt-Tomato Sauce (Youvarelakia Yogurt Sauce)
For the Meatballs
1 lb ground beef (don’t use lean or extra lean, you need the fat for good tasting meatballs)
1 cup cooked rice, at room temperature
1 onion, finely chopped
1 large clove of garlic, pressed
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp fresh mint leaves, chopped
1/8 tsp ground [...]

Brazilian Crazy Rice (Arroz Loco)

Crazy Rice (Arroz Loco)
1-1/2 cups long-grain rice
2-1/2 cups water (plus more if needed)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium red onion, diced
4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped or put through a garlic press
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
341mL (12 fl oz) can peaches and cream corn
1/2 cup fresh Italian [...]

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice
1 whole pineapple
4 tbsp peanut oil
4 cups cooked rice (I use a rice cooker: so fast and easy)
3 shallots, sliced thinly
5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
3 tbsp water
3 tbsp organic vegetable stock
1 free-range egg
2-1/2 tbsp fish sauce
3 tsp Thai curry powder
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 medium size carrot, [...]

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

1-1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp shallots, finely chopped
1 cup onions chopped
2 cups basmati rice
2-1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground oregano
1 tsp fennel seeds, toasted
3 cups free-range chicken stock
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
8 oz feta cheese with tomato and basil, crumbled
2 large cubanelle peppers, seeded and chopped
cilantro leaves, chopped [...]

Thai Fried Rice (Khao Pad)

Garlic Fried Rice

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Garlic Fried Rice (Ninniku Chahan)
Ingredients:
6 – 8 garlic cloves
mixed handful of fresh basil and mint leaves
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cups cooked Japanese rice
1 tsp granulated chicken stock
soy sauce to taste
dried bonito flakes (optional)
coarsely ground pepper
Directions:
1. Chop the garlic finely. Cut the basil and mint leaves into 1/3-inch pieces
2. Heat oil in wok and fry the [...]

Peppers and Crab Mixed Rice

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Peppers and Crab Mixed Rice
Adapted from Harumi’s Japanese Home Cooking, by Harumi Kurihara
Ingredients:
3 cups uncooked rice
4 tsp granulated chicken stock powder or 1 chicken bullion cube
2-1/2 cups water
1 small or medium red pepper
1 small or medium green pepper
12 white button mushrooms
1 cup cooked white crabmeat
2-1/2 tbsp butter
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste
Directions:
1. Dissolve chicken [...]