Creamy Mushroom Risotto Served in a wooden bowl on a placemat

Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Creamy Mushroom Risotto (Risotto ai Funghi) is an easy dish to prepare, as long as you can find the right ingredients.  When making Risotto, the…
Okayu Japanese Rice Porridge In a bow. With plenty of toppings. A spoon is scooping up some of the porridge.

Japanese Rice Porridge (Okayu)

Japanese Rice Porridge, Okayu (お粥) is very similar to other rice porridges that are enjoyed in Asia – Congee in China, Jook in Korea, Zhou…
Paella with chicken and olives in a hot plate being served into a ceramic bowl

Chicken and Olive Paella

Chicken and Olive Paella is one of many types of paella dishes that I love to make, but because you need a large flat pan…
Seafood Doria on a green ceramic plate on a woven placemat with a watercress salad in the background

Seafood Doria

Seafood Doria is  a popular type of Doria (ドリア).  Doria is a rice gratin dish that originated in France, but is now a popular Japanese…
Spam Musubi with a layer of white rice topped by a layer of egg and topped with a layer of fried spam. It is shaped like a shoe box and wrapped with a piece of pressed seaweed. It’s on a plate with orange slices in the background.

Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi is a type of sushi that is made with rice, Japanese tamagoyaki (omelette), white rice, spam, and pressed seaweed (nori).  This tasty dish…
Ochazuke in a bowl with assorted toppings on the side and a white tea pitcher

Ochazuke (Green Tea Over Rice)

Ochazuke is a dish that anybody who has spent time in Japan is familiar with.  The meaning of Ochazuke is “steeped in green tea”.  …
Creamy rice in a China bowl on a tablecloth with a black spoon to the right of the bowl

Traditional Risotto Milanese

Risotto Milanese is a classic Italian dish that has been enjoyed for centuries. This delectable recipe first appeared in cookbooks in the 1800s and has…


Oyakodon is short for Oyako Donburi.  It’s also the best type of Donburi if you ask me.  Donburi means rice bowl and most rice bowls…