1Place the peppers, scallions, parsley, cilantro, and salt in a blender. Add the water and process until smooth; set aside.
2Heat the oil and butter over medium-high heat in a large saucepan with a tightfitting lid. When the butter starts to foam, add the rice, stirring well to coat each grain. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the rice is fragrant and slightly golden, about 3 minutes.
3Add the blended ingredients to the pan and mix well. Simmer for 1 minute, then stir in the chicken broth. Return the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook until the liquid has been completely absorbed and the rice is tender, about 14 minutes.
4Remove from heat and let the rice sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Uncover and squeeze the lime halves over the rice. Stir well and serve.
In this episode of Kitchen Essentials, we visit sushi master Nozomu Abe at his celebrated omakase restaurant, Sushi Noz in NYC. Noz has been perfecting his craft for over 20 years, and it shows in his obsessive attention to detail when it comes to his food and the exclusive dinner experiences he offers. At Sushi Noz you will find Edomae sushi, a style that focuses on the treatment of ingredients through preservation of the fish, and a particular preparation of the rice. These processes are all part of the performance Abe puts on for his diners at his counter every night. When it comes to his favorite tools, he shows us both his prep and counter knives; His binchōtan
coals and gril,l which he brings out to show customers how he sears and smokes delicate morsels of tuna or eel. After that he talks to us about the most important element of sushi, and the tool that is essential for him to make it: the rice and his traditional hagama.
Setting the stage for his performance, is a space carefully curated to look, smell and feel like a traditional omakase in Japan, complete with a traditional hinoki refrigerator that he specifically commissioned for the restaurant, and a beautiful collection of Japanese ceramics both old and new, that lend the final touches to this unique food experience.
In this episode of Chow-To, Guillermo visits Sarah Lee, founder of Kimbap Lab, and expert in Korean home cooking, to learn how to make Dduk Guk, a rice cake soup traditionally eaten to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Korea. This is a perfect winter soup beyond the holiday. Loaded with soft pillowy rice cakes, delicious garnishes, and a rich beef broth, this is comfort in a bowl.
In our inaugural episode of CHOW-TO, Guillermo learns how to make Bun Bo Hue with Chef Jimmy Ly of Madame Vo in New York City. Bun Bo Hue is the second most popular traditional Vietnamese soup after Pho, this one originating in the city of Hue in Central Vietnam (translated to English Bun means noodles, and Bo means beef). It is a dish famous for its balance of acidity, spice, and umami flavors. This particular iteration is inspired by Southern Vietnam, and is spicy and rich in color and flavor. Watch and learn!
CHOW-TO is an instructional series hosted by Senior Video Producer Guillermo Riveros dedicated to breaking down the process for creating the most delicious foods. Follow along for valuable insight and guidance from the world's finest chefs.
Superfood fads come and go, but the moringa plant (often referred to as the "miracle tree") has been used for centuries in countries like India for its alleged health benefits, including healing and cleaning wounds, preventing cancer, and potentially treating depression. For this episode, Guillermo visits Pondicheri in NYC, one of the first restaurants in the city to include moringa on their menu, to learn more about the green powder, and use it to prepare ice cream!
Nasi Lemak is the de facto national dish of Malaysia. Traditionally eaten for breakfast, it might seem like a simple dish. But don't be fooled, this is a flavor bomb. Guillermo visits chef Kyo Pang, at her restaurant Kopitiam in the Lower East Side of Manhattan to learn how to make this Baba Nyonya-staple. It's a fragrant, spicy and sweet delicacy — and even inspired its own Google Doodle. Are you ready to shake up your morning routine?
In this episode, Guillermo visits Chef Pierre Thiam at his fast casual restaurant, Teranga, where he serves Senegalese-inspired grain bowls— AKA, the ultimate power lunch. Chef Thiam's goal is to educate health-conscious American consumers on these superfoods, while also improving the lives of producers by restoring biodiversity to the planet through highly sustainable ancient crops. Together they make a Yassa Bowl using West African red rice, one of the super grains highest in nutritional value today.