The Simple Perfection of Fried Eggs and White Rice

The great thing about egg rice is that it’s hardly cooking. If you can fry an egg, then you can make egg rice.

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It’s Some of America’s Richest Farmland. But What Is It Without Water?

A California farmer decides it makes better business sense to sell his water than to grow rice. An almond farmer considers uprooting his trees to put up solar panels. Drought is transforming the state, with broad consequences for the food supply.

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Yuan Longping, Plant Scientist Who Helped Curb Famine, Dies at 90

His development of high-yield rice hybrids in the 1970s led to steeply rising harvests in Asia and Africa and made him a national hero in China, credited with saving countless lives.

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Sugared and Spiced, This Creamy Porridge Comforts

Kunun gyada, a subtly sweet West African blend of rice and peanuts, is a dish you want for iftar — and all year round.

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Taiwan’s Drought Pits Chip Makers Against Farmers

The island is going to great lengths to keep water flowing to its all-important semiconductor industry, including shutting off irrigation to legions of rice growers.

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India’s Farm Subsidies Lead to Waste but Support Millions

In a country plagued with malnutrition, government support has led to wasted crop surpluses. But with jobs lacking, many feel they have little choice but to work the land.

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Von Diaz’s Essential Puerto Rican Recipes

The journalist and cookbook author, who grew up traveling between Atlanta and Puerto Rico, collects dishes that tell stories about life on the island, and the flavors that bring her back to it.

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Here’s What Our Food Staff Makes When (Almost) Too Tired to Cook

It may come as no surprise: The list includes a lot of low-effort pasta, rice, eggs, toast — and anchovies.

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Some Baby Food May Contain Toxic Metals, U.S. Reports

Testing found high levels of arsenic, lead and cadmium in some ingredients, congressional investigators said.

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Why Are India’s Farmers Angry?

The protesting farmers fear that new laws will help giant corporations and leave them at their mercy.

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19 Recipes Our Food Staff Cooked on Repeat in 2020

Spotify has its end-of-year lists, and NYT Cooking has one, too: Reporters and editors shared their go-to recipes.

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Rice and Beans, With an Exhilarating Crunch

Like the Persian tahdig Samin Nosrat grew up eating, this Puerto Rican arroz con gandules delivers a crispy layer you won’t be able to resist.

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A Vegetarian Chef’s Flavor-Packed Quarantine Snack

Amy Chaplin, best known for her plant-based cookbooks, shares a recipe for onigiri, something she often makes for herself.

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A Spread Worthy of Royalty

Banchan, the small dishes that often accompany a Korean meal, should be treasured in their own right.

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A Weeknight Salmon That Feels Like a Dinner Party

Miso-infused rice and ginger-scallion vinaigrette round out this adaptable dinner, ready in 30 minutes.

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When Making Congee, a Little Rice Goes a Long Way

You don’t need much to make this breakfast porridge (or dinner-worthy soup): Just rice, water and time.

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A Mother, a Pandemic and Scorched Rice

“You have an American amount of rice,” my mother told me as news of the coronavirus intensified. “Go get the biggest bag you can find.”

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