Long Grain Rice with Dried Fruit and Pistachios

I don’t usually cook with long grain rice because it takes so long to make. But when a friend of mine moved and gave me the remains of her kitchen, she left me with an indiscriminate container of a mystery long grain rice that I simply felt I couldn’t put to waste. (Was it brown basmati? We’ll never know.) This dish is very filling and incorporates a nice variety of textures, from crunchy to soft to chewy. Don’t be afraid to mix and match the dried fruit and nuts to your liking!

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Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia

I used to love breadcrumb-crusted fish way back before I went gluten-free. A few weeks ago I decided to try substituting cornmeal for breadcrumbs, and this is the result. It is, I think, the best fish I have ever cooked. It takes about five minutes to prepare and fifteen minutes to bake. Your bread-eating friends will have no idea what’s hit them.

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Apricot Pulled Chicken

I’ve been so busy with my prelim exams that I’ve completely neglected this recipe for pulled chicken. It’s very easy, but does require some turning and some time to let the chicken fall apart, so be prepared to let this do its thing while you’re available to watch it from time to time. The secret ingredient is apricot jam!

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Lemon-Asparagus Risotto

Oh yes. You knew this was coming. I have, like, fifty standard risotto flavors up there in my noggin. You were due for one.

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