Sometimes life can be a juggling act trying to balance all your activities and still manage to cook a nutritious and satisfying meal for the family. Yet, there are ways to make cooking easier by using simple ingredients that will transform an ordinary dish into something hearty and flavorful.
First, we shall start with grains, particularly rice. There are traditional methods to prepare rice, which is to boil and simmer. And, then there is rice-a-la-Ronit way. For me saving time in the kitchen while preparing healthy food for the family is something of a top priority. I like to make rice dishes that are reminiscent of the flavors from where Shuli and I grew up. For example, I combine a medley of spices, herbs and dried fruit for a touch of Morocco. The end result is a richness of almonds, the sweetness of dried apricot and the chewy texture of rice. Or you can use wild rice for that extra layer of texture. Continue reading