Archive for the ‘Starches’ Category

Baked Garlic Cheese Grits

So, so, so good. Breakfast- under catfish- with fried green tomatoes. There is no limit. Baked Garlic Cheese Grits Ingredients 6 c chicken broth 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper ¼ tsp garlic powder 2 c gf grits 16 oz cheddar cheese ½ c milk 4 large eggs, beaten ½ c butter 8 oz sharp […]

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Perfect Brown Rice

I murder brown rice. Literally, it tastes like crunchy oats unless I make it this way. Perfect Brown Rice Ingredients 1 ½ c brown rice 2 1/3 c water 2 tsp + 6 tbsp butter, div ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp coconut oil opt. spices & herbs Directions Adjust oven rack to middle position. Preheat […]

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Creamy Polenta

This is the best polenta that you’ll ever have. Creamy Polenta Ingredients 2 c chicken stock 2 c milk 1 tbsp butter 2 tbsp cream cheese salt to taste Directions Bring the broth, milk and butter to a simmer. Remove from heat and whisk in polenta. Return to a low heat, stirring constantly. Season to […]

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Mexican White Rice

When you’re at a Spanish restaurant, the white rice that you get tastes nothing like Uncle Ben’s. It’s amazing and flavorful. Mexican White Rice Ingredients 2 ½ c chicken stock 2 tbsp oil 1 ½ c med grain white rice 1 small onion, chop 2 garlic cloves, mince 1 tbsp lime juice 3 tbsp chopped […]

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Cornmeal Crunch

This is a good substitute for cornbread or rolls alongside a good Southern dinner. Cornmeal Crunch Ingredients 1 ½ c cornmeal 4 c yellow onions, chop ¼ c olive oil ½ c parmesan, grated 3 c vegetable broth sea salt Directions Preheat the oven to 400F degrees, racks in the middle. Butter and flour (or […]

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Coconut Rice

Want to flavor up your Asian or island dish? Swap out your white rice with coconut rice. Coconut Rice Ingredients 1 c white rice 13.6 oz coconut milk full fat 2/3 c water Directions Add rice, coconut milk and water to a saucepan. Stirring occasionally, bring to a boil. Cover and let simmer until the […]

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Sticky Garlic Noodles

When you’re in the mood for a quick Asian noodle dish without any fuss, this is a good one. Sticky Garlic Noodles Ingredients 8 oz gf noodles 3 tbsp butter ½ c + scallions, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp tamari ½ tbsp. oyster sauce Directions Boil the noodles according […]

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Selu’sa Anista (Cherokee Corn Mush)

Not that dissimilar to a Jhonny Cake, this is a simple, hearty, low budget breakfast that can be dressed up a dozen ways. I prefer it fried with some butter and sugar or a bit of maple syrup. Selu’sa Anista Ingredients cornmeal water 1 tbsp salt Toppings: milk, butter, syrup, sugar, meat, gravy or fried […]

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Bacon Maple Breakfast Potatoes

I could eat hashbrowns by themselves most days. These are even good stirred into eggs. Bacon Maple Breakfast Potatoes Ingredients 3 medium potatoes, skin on 1 tbsp olive oil, + 2 pieces of bacon 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp maple syrup salt pepper old bay Directions Before you do anything, freeze your bacon slices […]

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Veggie Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of my basic comfort foods. As a child, Sunday morning breakfast regularly consisted of either fried rice mixed into scrambled eggs. Now it’s become a comfort food that brings comfortable memories of some of my father’s more tender moments. Veggie Fried Rice Ingredients 2 cups basmati white rice, cooked & cooled […]

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