pasta & rice

Pasta or rice dishes.

Perfect rice

Total time
20 minutes
Yield
4 servings

To prepare a simple boiled rice all you need is a medium-sized saucepan with a well fitting lid, a sieve, a fork, a teaspoon, and measuring cups. White rice is usually clean and does not need washing to remove dust or husk bits like brown rice does. This extra step rinses off excess starch and ensures that the cooked rice is not sticky.

Mexican lasagna

Total time
1 hour, 40 minutes
Yield
6 servings

This is one of the recipes that came to Arizona from Mexico; probably based in the typical quesadillas - corn tortillas filled with meat, cheese, or vegetables, and baked - also very popular. Corn tortillas are used in place of the traditional lasagna sheets.