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Vidya Rao

Vidya Rao is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor focused on food, health & wellness and small businesses. She’s a journalism school and culinary school alum with a particular expertise in plant-based cooking.

Vidya Rao is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor focused on food, health & wellness and small businesses. She’s a journalism school and culinary school alum with a particular expertise in plant-based cooking.

Latest from Vidya Rao

How many ounces are in a cup? A guide to food measurement conversions

Remember to use the right cups for dry and wet ingredients. It matters.

20 craveable party dips for your Super Bowl spread

Good dips are the secret to any successful game-day snack spread.
150d ago

Instant Pot Rice

By cooking your rice in the Instant Pot, you can set it, forget it, and know that you’ll have perfectly cooked rice waiting for you when you’re ready for it.
157d ago

What is nutmeg and how it is used?

This warm, earthy spice is actually much more versatile than you might imagine.
164d ago

What is paprika and how is it used?

This spice-cabinet staple is often overlooked in the U.S. but is prized in Hungarian and Spanish cuisines.
186d ago

Cream Cheese

It’s time to learn how to make your own cream cheese, so you’re prepared just in case the grocery store shelves are empty.
190d ago

If you could add any 2 things to this plate of rice, what would they be?

Padma Lakshmi posed a simple question on social media and it garnered a myriad different responses.
249d ago

What is 'nooch'? The secret weapon for cheesy, savory flavor (that isn't cheese)

Sure, it looks like fish food — but it provides funky, savory, nutty, earthy flavor.
261d ago

What is piri piri sauce? This condiment is sour, sweet, salty and spicy at the same time

Piri piri sauce is a complex and versatile condiment that is sure to spice up your life.
296d ago

30 summery side dishes to take your Labor Day spread to the next level

Throw a cookout to remember with twists on classics like coleslaw, corn on the cob and potato salad.

25 breakfast and dinner casseroles the whole family will love

Whether you want something meaty or vegetarian, simple or over-the-top, try these comforting casseroles.