Posts tagged ‘rice’

Salmon with Crispy Rice Cakes

Salmon with Crispy Rice Cakes

Salmon with Crispy Rice Cakes and Smoky Date “Not Ketchup”.

The day after our “A Taste of Asia” cooking class, I looked in the refrigerator.   I had some leftover Asian sticky rice staring me in the face.  I had a bottle of Smoky Date “Not Ketchup”.  My sweetie had brought home a piece of salmon shrink wrapped on the recognizable white foam tray.   Hmmm.  What to make for dinner?  You know the feeling, I’m sure.   Well out of nowhere, inspiration hit and look what I created.  (more…)

March 5, 2014 at 9:15 am 2 comments

The Argonaut newspaper features our Los Angeles cooking classes.

The Argonaut Newspaper serves Westchester to Santa Monica neighborhoods in Los Angeles.

The Argonaut Newspaper serves Westside neighborhoods in Los Angeles.

Patricia Rose travels the world through her Westchester cooking classes.  That’s what the Argonaut newspaper wrote after interviewing me for the story in this week’s issue serving the local Westchester to Santa Monica audience in the Los Angeles area.

Dishes with a dash of culture.

Dishes with a dash of culture.

I was thrilled to have our cooking classes at the Holy Nativity Community Hall featured this week in the Argonaut newspaper.  Have a look.   http://argonautnews.com/dishes-with-a-dash-of-culture/  The picture in the story came from our Soups, Stews and Bread class last January. (more…)

February 3, 2014 at 9:21 am Leave a comment

The Ultimate Veggie Burger

Ultimate Veggie Burger 7-13I know I’m going out on a limb by calling this the Ultimate Veggie Burger, but after our Summer Garden & Grilling Cooking Class, all ten people who tasted it agreed.  What makes it the ultimate?  First of all, it is true Fresh Food in a Flash.  No frozen patties that contain extra stuff you don’t want to eat.  Delicious, spicy, chewy, delicate, flavors that keep popping in your mouth – no cardboard here.  Even us meat eaters would choose this veggie burger over it’s meaty brethren.  Well most of the time; unless the meat is prime chopped, cooked rare – a discussion for a later time. No guilt associated with this burger! (more…)

August 1, 2013 at 9:21 am 10 comments

Glazed Butterfly Shrimp for an Elegant Valentine Dinner Party

Glazed Butterfly Shrimp Cover 2-13Here’s an elegant recipe to serve your Valentine or the loves in your life at your next dinner party.  The Glazed Butterfly Shrimp is so easy to make and unbelievably delicious, you may be preparing an elegant meal a lot more often for your sweethearts…and that is not a bad thing!  I developed this delicious Glazed Butterfly Shrimp recipe because I had some Southern Comfort in the cupboard and wondered what I could make with it.  Southern Comfort is a sweetened spirit, so feel free to try other liquors or liqueurs with a little sweetness in its place.  Your guests will love this dish.  The butterflied shrimp are elegant on the plate, lined up with their tails all facing the same way to one side of the rice timbale.  The glaze on the shrimp is sweet, sticky, creamy and heavenly.  After you take the shrimp out of the skillet, you can add in some more milk or cream to round up the remaining sauce and ladle it around the plate. (more…)

February 14, 2013 at 8:03 am 2 comments

Wild Mushroom Risotto in a Martha Stewart Brazier

Mushroom Risotto cover 12-12I got an early Christmas gift from Martha Stewart.  Well, at least it has her name on the new Brazier that arrived at my door from GigaSavvy.  I love the color – eggplant.  I put it on my cooktop to show it off.  I started to incorporate this heavy and sturdy vessel into my cooking immediately.

My new Brazier from Martha Stewart

My new Brazier from Martha Stewart

The last thing I need is more cooking equipment.  Where to store it?   But now after working with my new brazier since it arrived at Thanksgiving, I can’t do without it. (more…)

December 5, 2012 at 1:53 pm 1 comment

Chicken Curry stars in Foods of India Cooking Class

How good was our Foods of India Cooking Class?   As I was unpacking near midnight, my sweetie who just arrived home said he’d like to taste our creations, but that he wasn’t that hungry.  Two plates of food later, he declared that this was the most amazing Indian food he had ever tasted! (more…)

June 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm 2 comments

An Adventure in Southern California’s Little Saigon

Purchasing Red Snapper at Thuan Phat Asian Superstore

Southern California boasts some great ethnic neighborhoods. Since we are cooking Asian at our cooking class this week, we ventured down to Little Saigon in Garden Grove on Saturday.    In less than an hour, we were transported into an Asian adventure.   Lunch was at Vietnamese favorite, Brodard Chateau. (more…)

January 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm 2 comments

Patrice Rushen and Friends…and Food – Lots of It

Patrice Rushen and Friends

Patrice Rushen and Friends

May 14 has been in my head for awhile – more than a date, it was a deadline.  I needed to come up with a plan to serve 100 people…food that they would be wowed by and could be eaten in a FLASH.  Because the real star of the Faithfully Jazz evening was Patrice Rushen, jazz great, Hollywood Bowl performer, and her amazing musician friends who wowed the audience with their jazzy selections on the stage at Holy Nativity.  This was a fundraiser and so it required people to spend money to make it successful…money to hear Patrice Rushen, money to eat my food, money for the many silent auction items that were donated and so on.   In other words, it had to be really good, but cost very little!! (more…)

May 27, 2011 at 9:55 am 2 comments

Springing in a Perfect Festive Evening!

Spring Entertaining Class

Spring Entertaining Class

Spring has Sprung! Our Spring Entertaining Dinner Party could not have been more festive and delicious.

Table Settings

Table Settings

Hannah, our adorable sous chef and flower girl, had our table decked out with spring flowers that she arranged in lavender Easter baskets trimmed with Easter grass found at the 99 cent store and white napkins tied up with daffodils and ribbon.   (more…)

April 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm 3 comments

A Rainy Night Dinner with a Rack of Lamb

Rack of Lamb

Rack of Lamb at Gerry’s

Last night I got to cook in my friend, Gerry’s state-of-the-art kitchen.   We had so much fun cooking and sampling some amazing dishes.  I wanted to try out some of the recipes we’ll be making at our April 1 Spring Entertaining Cooking Class and the Roast Rack of Lamb that I’ve been salivating over in the March/April issue of La Cucina Italiana.  Today, I began a new gig as the Western Ad Rep of La Cucina Italiana Magazine, which is so cool…I digress! (more…)

March 21, 2011 at 8:06 pm Leave a comment


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Patricia K. Rose

I am a Chef, Cooking Teacher and Food Blogger. Learn how to create delicious and healthy food in a FLASH.

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