Rice Elena

Butter a 2-quart casserole. Mix all of the ingredients, except the cheddar cheese, together. Pour into the casserole and sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top of the mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Baked Mushrooms

Wash and peel mushrooms. Remove stalks and discard. Brush mushrooms with melted butter. Fry onions in remaining butter. When tender, mix onion and butter with breadcrumbs, sausagemeat, herbs and seasonings. Divide among the mushrooms. Place mushrooms in a shallow ovenproof dish, pour 4 tablespoons of water into the bottom of the dish, and bake for […]

Jalapeno And Red Pepper Corn Sticks

**Blue cornmeal is available in Mexican specialty stores and the ethnic department of major supermarkets. Blue cornmeal originated in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where the dark exotic corn is a staple. Blue cornmeal is coarser, heavier, and nuttier tasting than yellow cornmeal. One may be substituted for the other quite easily. Using a cast-iron corn […]

Chicken Stir Fry

-OPTIONAL ITEMS- 2 Garlic cloves; minced 1 tb Ginger, fresh;finely chopped 2 Celery stalks; sliced 1 Onion;diced 3 Green onions;sliced 1/2 c Mushrooms; thin sliced 1 sm Brocolli stalk;* divided in -small flowerets 1/2 sm Cauliflower;divided into -small flowerets;* 1/2 lb Green beans;* 1/2 lb Asparagus tips;* 2 c Snow peas; strings removed 1 c […]

Aloo Mattar Rasedaar

Heat the ghee in a pot & saute the onion & garlic over medium heat till golden. Add cloves, bay leaves & cinnamon stick. Stir fry for 2 minutes. Add garam masala, chili powder, tumeric, coiander, tomatoes, salt & mix well. Add potatoes & peas. Pour in water & bring to a boil. Lower heat, […]

Green Tomato Frittata

SLICE THE TOMATOES into rounds a little less than 1/2-inch thick and dredge them in the cornmeal or flour. Heat enough oil in a 10-inch nonstick pan to cover the surface lightly and fry the tomatoes briefly on each side, until they are lightly colored. Do not let them get soft. Lightly beat the eggs […]

Besan Kofta Curry

CURRY 1 lg Onion 4 Garlic cloves 2 tb Ghee (or oil) 2 lg Tomatoes; blanched & diced 1 ts Garam masala 1 Handful of coriander leaves 1/2 ts Turmeric Salt; to taste Chili powder; to taste Koftas: Mix together besan, salt, chili powder, ghee (or oil), pomegranate and cumin seeds. Grind onions to a […]

Rice And Peas

Cook peas according to directions, drain well and hold aside. In heavy sauce pan saute onion and parsley with 2/3 of the butter (for about 5 minutes). Add rice and continue to saute for 5 minutes. Add water and bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir peas, salt and remaining […]

Baked Carrots

Scrape or pare carrots and place in casserole. Cream butter, sugar, salt and cinnamon together. Add water and blend well. Pour over carrots, cover and bake in 350 degree oven for 90 minutes.

Caviar Dill And Purple Onion Dip

-GARNISH – 1 Egg; Lg, Hard Boiled Beat the cream cheese to a smooth consistency. Blend in the sour cream and add the remaining ingredients, blending well. Cover and chill. Just before serving, garnish with the egg which has been finely chopped. Makes about 1 1/2 cups of dip. SUGGESTED DIPPERS: Cocktail Rye Bread, Toast […]