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Guide to Mastering Rice: Answers Revealed About Your Favorite Grain

Rice is a daily staple for nearly half of the world's 7 billion people according to the International Rice Research Institute.

10 Banana Dessert Recipes Worth Saving Room For

Pictured: Banana Pudding Pie recipe from CHOW Bananas really are the ideal fruit. They’re a natural fit for breakfast, after school, or before a workout, and they taste great blended in a smoothie, as the highlight of a peanut butter sandwich, and, of course, eaten out of hand.

9 Recipes to Ramp Up Your Chicken Breast Game

Pictured: Easy Thai Grilled Chicken Breasts from CHOW Chicken? It’s a crowd-pleaser. Thanks to its lean white meat status, chicken breast is full of protein and makes an easy weeknight dish.

8 Great Irish Whiskeys for St. Paddy’s Day

Pictured: Irish Fix recipe from CHOW Typically relegated to the period between March 1 and 17, Irish whiskeys are unfortunately approached with the same wariness given to green beer and blinking shamrock headbands.

9 Oily Fish Recipes to Embrace Eating Lower on the Fish Food Chain

Pictured: The Brown Sardine Open-Faced Sandwich recipe from CHOW We're told time and time again that a healthy diet includes plenty of fish.

16 Sweet Sixteen Recipes to Grub on During March Madness Games

Pictured: Barbecue Chicken and Coleslaw Potato Skins recipe from CHOW March Madness, people—it’s coming!

9 Carrot Cake Recipes That Make It Fun to Eat Your Vegetables

Pictured: Easy Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe from CHOW Carrot cake is the only cake I know that can boast a full pound of vegetables contained within the batter.

9 Dishes to Try for the Persian New Year

Pictured: Fesenjan Redux recipe from CHOW For Iranians, March 20 isn’t just another day. It’s the vernal equinox, which is a big event: the start of Nowruz, the festival of spring.

Improve Your Risotto Technique with These 11 Recipes

Pictured: Lobster Risotto recipe from CHOW In this winter that seems to have brought a new blast of cold or precipitation with each week (at least here on the east coast), reaching for cozy, familiar comforts has been a necessity for coping.

9 Essential Steak Cuts, and How to Cook Them

Pictured: Basic Grilled Steak recipe from CHOW Not all beef steaks are created equal. Some are lean, some are rich with fat; some are fine and tender, others are coarse and robust.

11 Beef Recipes You Should Master: It’s What’s for Dinner

Nutrient-rich and full of iron, beef is a versatile meat that cooks quickly and is just as delicious in a winter stew as it is grilled outdoors in the summer.

9 Rice Krispie Treat Recipes for Any Occasion

Having trouble deciding on the right dessert? Rice Krispie Treats are a culinary giant. Everyone is glad to see them at party or potluck table, they’re versatile, and you can throw them together in a matter of minutes.

7 Products Hot on Food Shelves Right Now

Basic Napa Cabbage Kimchi recipe and photo from CHOW Each winter, food companies descend upon San Francisco for the Fancy Food Show, the largest gathering of specialty foods and beverages on the West Coast.

11 Recipes You Would Never Guess Had Tofu in Them

It’s time to rethink your stance on tofu, which is so much more than a meat-alternative or questionable impulse purchase from your local health food store.  Silken or soft tofu can be an amazing addition to all kinds of recipes, adding a low-calorie smooth creaminess that easily absorbs flavorings.

7 Garlic Bread Recipes to Keep the Vampires at Bay

[caption id="attachment_161454" align="alignnone" width="620" caption="Chez Us"][/caption] Garlic bread­­––vampires hate it, your sweet Nonna from Queens loves it, and there’s absolutely no way that spaghetti can save face without a hunk of it by its side.

10 Highly Anticipated Cookbooks to Spring for This Season

Perhaps you made a resolution this year to cook more at home and your commitment is flagging, or maybe you’re simply looking for new inspiration.

7 Reasons to Make Rice Pudding Tonight

[caption id="attachment_161249" align="alignnone" width="620" caption="Photo and recipe from CHOW"][/caption] It's time to talk rice pudding.

9 Crowd-Pleasing Shrimp Dishes

[caption id="attachment_161202" align="alignnone" width="620" caption="Recipe and photo from CHOW"][/caption] These flavorful shrimp dishes are a guaranteed hit at any dinner party and are easily prepped ahead of time.

9 Tofu Recipes That Meat Eaters Can Love

[caption id="attachment_161119" align="alignleft" width="1600" caption="Tofu and Broccolini Pad See Ew photo and recipe from CHOW"][/caption] Growing up in a part-Japanese family, tofu was a regular part of our meals at home.

23 Reasons Chicken Thighs Have a Leg Up on White Meat

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts may be the top-selling cut at the supermarket, but shrewd cooks know that chicken thighs are actually the way to go.