RICE - CALROSE Italian Style and baby clams.
Although it is called Italian style rice, according to Mr. Goudas very little of this variety is grown in Italy.
It grows primarily in California USA with the name Calrose.
Mr. Goudas has always given credit to the Italians for two things, their soccer skills, and for the methods and variations in their preparation of Calrose rice.
Many people have asked Mr. Goudas why he does not include cooking instruction on his rice packages.
His response is that it would be very unfair to summarize all the recipes into one when someone can ask his/her Italian friend for their specific recipe or family tradition.
One day Mr. Goudas came out of the laboratory kitchen with a platter of rice, which we all enjoyed.
When we asked him how did he do it he told us that he had prepared the rice as follows:
In a large frying pan, 3 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Sauted diced onions,
Add red and green peppes
He believes that onions improve memory and always includes at least one onion in his dishes.
Next, he added a can of diced tomatoes with herbs and spice (Item # 315) and allowed this to simmer.
He then added a can of baby clams, carefully rinsed and drained.
Regardless of name brand, Mr.Spyros Peter Goudas believes that there may be a small residue of sand left in the clams.
Additionally, three cloves of garlic, thinly sliced were added to the mixture.
Simultaneously, boiled 1 cup of rice in 2 cups of chicken broth for 5 minutes, (i.e. partially cooked,).
He then placed the rice including the broth into the frying pan containing the other ingredients.
He gently stirred the mixture with a wooden spoon until the rice was completely cooked, and had absorbed all the tomato juice.
The garlic flavour penetrated the rice along with the herbs and spice from the tomatoes.
Mr. Spyros Peter Goudas always adds one tablespoon of his most favorite pepper sauce to his dishes, i.e., Mr. Goudas Trinidad Style Hot Sauce which contains crushed peppers, papaya, celery and parsley.
Needless to say, when we tried this recipe, it was superb, as always.
(Privately, we thought, too bad for the office vegetarian.
She was missing out on a wonderful treat.)
KOUKLA We refer to her as his little bodyguard because she is always one step from him.
While we were all sitting at the table enjoying this unique dish, one employee mentioned to Mr. Goudas that if onions improved his memory, he should consider eating it more frequently because he certainly did not remember the raise that was promised years ago!!
The story was written by Bernadette Scott
Mr. Goudas' assistant in cooking Analyn Sarmiento.
I am caregiver assigned to assist Spyros Peter Goudas Σπυρος Γουδας
since his misfortune as outlined in the book, Miracles Still Do Happen.
Photo of Analyn Sarmiento
Dear friends: Over the years, I have created many, many products and I have written many recipes.
I always have one thing in my mind when creating a recipe: I visualize that I am speaking to a beginner because people who know how to cook do not need my instructions they only need the best ingredients that I produce to work with.
I also have to mention that over the years, I have had numerous individuals correspond with me, by phone or my mail, locally, nationally or internationally, informing me that, for instance, their spouse who always did the cooking passed away recently, and that while looking through the cupboards they have found a can of beans or peas, a bag of flour or some product that they did not know what to do with.
Usually those people are the types who have no idea of what a casserole is, or a spatula, how to boil water or even turn on the stove.
Therefore, they are quite comfortable with the details in my recipes that allow them to become familiar with the cooking process, step-by-step.
And that eventually, they would be able to do a variety of cooking and would always use my products.
Spyros Peter Goudas and Koukla.
Life continues and as long as the pet has you and you have them, everything is fine and dandy.
However, as in Greek mythology, everything good comes to an end.
The life span of the pet eventually comes to an end.
One of my companies, that had a distribution
of Mr.Goudas Brand has been sold in early, 2014.
The new owners did not focus on the quality of the products
packaged to the disappointment of millions of loyal customers
who have come to rely on my pioneering vision.
I accordingly, no longer vouch for the quality
of products under “Mr Goudas”.
The endorsement of the Brand within this website
are now soley for historical purposes only.
Please Note: Rice is an ingredient used in thousands of recipes all over the world. In this website, we have mentioned the use of various types of rice in the following recipes