Tag Archives: Rice

Chicken Country Captain

photo 3My mom subscribes to House Beautiful magazine, and because I am always looking for ways to redecorate or remodel our home, I love taking old issues off of her hands. This time, instead of decorating ideas, however, I found a recipe that looked like something many of my clients would like, so I tore it out to be used at a later date.

This past November I found an opportunity to serve it at a business dinner for clients who wanted something easy to eat with just a fork, nothing too fancy, yet delicious. I thought “Chicken Country Captain” fit the bill. Continue reading


Going Retro

I was first introduced to this dish in the mid-2000s by a client who requested it for a dinner party. At first I was skeptical–as are most people who are unfamiliar with the dish, I’ve learned–but once I tried it, I was amazed at the flavor.

Without adding any additional liquid, the rice becomes tender simply by absorbing the moisture from the sweet onions. Continue reading

Wild Rice Pilaf

Last fall, I was in the car listening to The Splendid Table on NPR when they started discussing whole stuffed and roasted squash.  I was inspired, and later that week I started to play around with the idea.

Not long after that, I made some for a dinner party I was catering. For our “fall feast” last month, I did another adaptation. The first step is to make the filling—which is the recipe I’m posting today. Continue reading

A Side for Salmon

One of the things I love about summer in Seattle is the opportunity to buy and cook fresh salmon. I’ll post some advice on how to prepare and cook salmon in future posts, but today I wanted to share a recipe for a side dish that goes particularly well with a simple piece of grilled salmon or halibut. Continue reading