Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pizza And Purple Rice

It has been a while since we last had some pizza so the other day I decided to make our own homemade pizza. I researched a simple pizza recipe online and got to baking. Instead of making my own sauce, I used our favorite spaghetti sauce instead, then some cheeses, and the toppings we have available. My husband loves his pizza all veggies, but I like mine with a little bit of meat like chicken. I didn't have some chicken and hamburger was the only available so I used it instead. Our house sure smelled like a Pizzeria that day. I put some cheeses on the rolled edge of the pizza like the ones you buy at Pizza Hut, which is my favorite. 

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I got the recipe of the Basic Pizza Dough from the FoodNetwork.com by Paula Deen. It was easy to make and I think mine turned well. I usually love to make pizza dough in whole wheat and a little bit of milled flaxseed, but I ran out. This pizza still turned out well and everybody seemed to enjoy it. We love homemade! 

Another food that my family recently enjoyed is the purple rice. I got lucky when a friend of mine gave me some the other day because I have been wanting some purple or red rice like the ones I had when I was a little girl back in the Philippines. I was surprised that this rice was a hit in our household. Even my little man HF who is a picky-eater asked for some more purple rice for supper, but we ran out. I better get some more! The purple rice taste really good. Have you ever tried red or purple rice before? My husband thought it was an artificial colored rice and I told him it's not. I like mixing it with our Jasmine rice and about 1/4 cup of the purple rice is all you need and it turns everything into purple. Amazing! 

I don't like buying them online because it can be pricey plus with the shipping so instead I asked a friend of mine to buy me some the next time she goes shopping, then I'll pay her after. Got to love this stuff. 

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26 comments:

  1. I have never tasted purple rice before-actually I never even heard of it! But now that I have will have to try it!! Since I'm single I tend to buy pizza either frozen from a store or go to the corner pizzeria for a slice--you can't beat NY pizza!!

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    1. If I live near a really good pizzeria like NY pizza, I wouldn't even bother making our own. I would just buy them. LOL! Since we are far from any pizzerias, I make our own instead. Not really a fan of frozen ones, but we do buy them once in a blue moon.

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  2. We love making homemade pizza, though need to try your crust because mine is not my favorite. I agree that veggie pizzas are the best, never tried rice, will have to try it next time.

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  3. I have never even heard of purple rice but would sure like to try it. Is it really a rice? It certainly makes rice dishes more interesting. Wonder if there has been research into the nutritional value of it. I always think of colorful foods as having more phytonutrients.
    You pizza looks delicious and healthy!!!

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  4. I miss that purple rice, that smells good right? We used to harvest those kind in bukirin, oh they are sooo good especially if newly harvest and binayo ang bigas hehehe.. Brings back memories lol.

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    1. Your pizza looks so delicious. Do you make your own pizza dough as well. Mommy?

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  5. Very cool!
    I had never heard if it and was thinking the same as your husband as I was reading with the coloring

    I wonder if this is an Asian stable or only available in the Philippines

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  6. Never heard or seen purple rice before. I want to try it and taste the difference between the white and red rice. I liked your home made pizza, yum!

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  7. Never knew there was purple rice. Looks good.

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  8. I love any toppings on pizza

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  9. That pizza looks delicious. I have never seen or had purple rice before. Do you know how it stacks up nutritionally against other types of rice?

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  10. That red or purple rice makes me crave and drool. red rice is better than white rice i heard. Maayo kaayo ka adin nga nany, very resourceful ug kugihan sd kaayo mohimo. magmaskara ko ky wala ko ana nga talent

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  11. Aaawww! That homemade pizza looks very good and way better and healthier than the commercial ones. I want to try making this one of these days. That purple rice, I think I've tried it before back home and they do smell really good especially if you put some pandan leaves in it.

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  12. I can't help myself but droll over those homemade pizza you made mami adin. I miss eating pizza too, it's been awhile since I had some. I think my appetite is back now after getting sick for over a week.

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  13. What's great about making our own pizza is that we can add whatever we want in it. I like with pineapple :D

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  14. I have never heard of Purple Rice before. I like rice I just don't eat a lot of it. Your pizza looked really good too!

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  15. Waaaaaaaa! Drooling on the homemade pizza you made, Mommy Adin! Looks so yummy! Please pass a slice to me! :D

    Now I am intrigued with the purple rice. Is it different from the red or black rice? Lol, obviously, the name of the color is different, but I am imagining it is like the tapol? I am using brown rice but my housemates are not joining me. Triz thinks it is dirty so she still prefers the white rice. :D

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  16. wow, where did you buy the purple rice mommy? I want to taste it too!

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  17. how awesome! I've never made pizza from scratch before...that looks really good mamiAdin!

    Oh, my! I miss purple rice..that's the expensive rice in the Philippines when I was growing up..amo tawag ani kay dinurado...ehehhee! Glad to know that your family liked it.

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  18. awesome pizza presentation and cooking you have here mommy. I also make pizza with whole wheat but they are so thin and crispy. My husband loves it. I usually mixed half white and whole wheat for my kids and I's pizza.

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  19. My little K loves to eat pizza and your home made pizza looks delish and healthy. I love all the toppings you used. The purple rice is what I want. I miss eating the rice while growing up.

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  20. WOW! homemade stuffed crust pizza! I'm sure your house smelled heavenly and the pizza is delicious!

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  21. Very interesting meal, I have never heard about the purple rice unless that's the sticky one that you use for SUMAN...however, it does look tasty..

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  22. Your pizza looks so yummy mami Adin. I haven't tried making my own pizza but I will try it one of these days. The purple and red rice I miss so much already. I may have to check at Seafood City the next time we go there.

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  23. I miss that kind of rice. I still can smell the sweet aroma. I will probably buy it next week. Anyway, my husband is a pizza fanatic but, we never tried making our dough. Your pizza really looks good.

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