How To Make Fried Rice

This authentic fried rice recipe is quick and easy to make; it only takes minutes to convert steamed rice to fried rice.  This fried rice is made with peas, carrots, and eggs. Really good fried rice is made with sesame oil.  The sesame oil adds a nutty-like flavor, much more flavorful than vegetable oil, and ties the dish together. About the Sesame Oil in Authentic Fried Rice Recipes Sesame oil is essential in much Asian cooking. It is fragrant and flavorful and usually only a little is used in a dish. Like olive oil, it comes in many different varieties. …

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Artichoke Garlic Bread

This is a quick and simple garlic bread made with a jar of artichoke tomato bruschetta, so it’s super quick, easy, and a bit different from your typical garlic bread. Ingredients 1 1-pound loaf French or Italian bread 4 tablespoons butter, softened 6 to 8 roasted garlic cloves 1 1/2 cups of Artichoke Tomato Bruschetta or to taste Directions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut the bread in half diagonally and spread butter on both pieces. Grill in a pan or on a grill until toasted. Mash the garlic and mix it with the bruschetta. Spread the mixture onto …

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Garlic Bread Made with Raw Garlic

While we prefer roasted garlic four our garlic bread or garlic toast, sometimes we have to settle for raw garlic.  Since raw garlic is much more pungent than roasted, you need far less of it. Ingredients 1 1-pound loaf French or Italian bread 1/2 cup soft butter 2 garlic cloves, pressed through a garlic press 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley or 2 tablespoons fresh parsley 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated Directions Blend butter, parsley, garlic, and parmesan cheese together in a small bowl. Cut the bread in half horizontally. Spread the garlic mixture on the bread. Broil for 4 to 6 …

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Our Favorite Garlic Bread

Garlic bread should be crisp and buttery–not soggy and not harsh but with a nice, nut-like garlic flavor without being too overpowering.  This bread meets those criteria. The roasted garlic gives your garlic bread a pleasant nutty-garlic taste that is much milder than using raw garlic. Ingredients 8 to 10 cloves of roasted garlic 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 lb loaf French or Italian bread 2 teaspoons dried parsley Directions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Set out a cookie sheet. Squeeze the roasted garlic from its outer wrappings into a small bowl. Mash with …

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Spinach and Cheese Garlic Bread

This garlic bread is made with a layer of fresh spinach and parmesan cheese.  It’s different from your typical garlic bread, but it’s quick, easy, and very good. Ingredients 1 1-pound loaf French or Italian bread 4 cups fresh spinach leaves, washed and stemmed 6 to 8 cloves of roasted garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/2 cup softened butter Directions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Set aside a cookie sheet. Press the garlic through a garlic press or smash it with a fork. Place the spinach, softened butter, garlic salt, pepper, and …

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The Secrets to Great Garlic Bread

Garlic bread or garlic toast is one of those staples that can complement almost any meal, and it can be so easy to make. There are a few fundamental principles for making great garlic bread, however.  Here are those that we suggest: Get the Right Bread for Your Garlic Bread or Garlic Toast You can’t start out with bad bread and have good garlic bread.  The bread needs some substance to it; light, fluffy bread doesn’t work as well. We went to the store and bought several breads.  We also baked homemade breads.   What worked best were the French and …

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