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First-Time Cooking in the Time of Corona

Here are ten of SideChef's most reliable recipes for new home cooks.
First-Time Cooking in the Time of Corona
First-Time Cooking in the Time of Corona
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For those that may not be able to tell a saute from a sear or a risotto from a normal rice dish, this one's for you. Dip your toe into the wonderful world of home cooking with these recipes that are easy enough for any beginner to master.

Bowl Me Over

SALADHEALTHY

Spicy Chickpea Burrito Bowl

The Whole Serving

This Spicy Chickpea Burrito Bowl is really simple and easy to put together. There are only two ingredients that have to be cooked!

Seafood Lovers

HEALTHYPESCATARIAN

Maple & Ginger Glazed Salmon

LideyLikes

This is a go-to weeknight dinner recipe. It has a short ingredient list, it takes less than twenty minutes to make, and best of all, it’s absolutely delish! Serve with your favorite sides.

One-Pan Wonder

LUNCHDINNER

Easy Shakshuka

Sear Nation

Packed with tomatoes, eggs, and delicious spices, this ultimate comfort food dish is easy to make and pairs amazingly with some fresh, crusty bread.

Shrimply Delicious

LUNCHDINNER

Shrimp Fried Rice

Wok & Skillet

Make this Shrimp Fried Rice in less time than it takes to get take-out. It is super simple and tastes much better too! This dish features juicy shrimp, sweet green peas, crunchy carrots, scrambled eggs, and tons of fresh scallions.

Singapore Style

LUNCHDINNER

Rice Cooker Hainan Chicken Rice

Wok & Skillet

Hainan Chicken Rice is a very popular dish in Singapore and Malaysia. In fact, it's known as Singapore's national dish. The chicken is served either roasted, poached, or steamed, and the flavor of the rice is out of this world!

Teriyaki Time

LUNCHDINNER

Teriyaki Chicken

Wok & Skillet

This super easy Teriyaki Chicken will be your new favorite go-to weeknight meal. The chicken is so flavorful, and the sauce is rich and thick. Nobody will believe it took just minutes to prepare!

Palate of the Caribbean

HEALTHYLUNCH

Paleo Jerk Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

Cotter Crunch

Savor the Caribbean flavors in this lively dish. Chicken breasts seasoned with jerk spices are pan-seared, then finished in the oven. They’re served alongside sautéed collards and radishes, strewn with raisins and drizzled in a roasted red pepper vinaigrette. Roasted sweet potatoes add subtle earthy notes on the side.

All the Pasta-bilities

PASTADINNER

Penne alla Vodka

SideChef

You don't need to go out to a restaurant to enjoy delicious Penne alla Vodka! Using tomato paste instead of canned tomatoes actually gives this sauce a richer, more concentrated umami flavor, and we sure aren't complaining.

Match Made in Heaven

PASTALUNCH

Shrimp Scampi Linguine

30 Pounds of Apples

Once the shrimp are cooked until opaque and the pasta is al denté, just toss them together for a match made in heaven. The shrimp is tender and flavorful, and the linguine is an excellent base for the buttery garlic sauce with just a hint of spice.

Easy as Pie

PREMIUM
DINNERPESCATARIAN

Easy Chickpea Pot Pie

Live Eat Learn

This Easy Chickpea Pot Pie is packed with a creamy vegetable filling and wrapped in a buttery crust. Best of all, you only need one pan to make it! Your vegetarian dinner just got a lot less boring.

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