Cook's Notebook


September 20, 2006

"Rinsing isn't necessary with packaged brands of American-grown rice. But if your rice comes from a bulk tin, is imported from Asia or comes in a burlap-type bag, do rinse the rice before cooking. (It's best to rinse all basmati, too.)"

From "Quick & Delicious," a recipe collection from Fine Cooking magazine

Ramadan is expected to begin this weekend. This "online cookbook" offers cooking tips and handy step-by-step instructions for recipes from throughout the Arab world for breaking the daily fast.

Kate Shatzkin

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