Incredible Shells and Cheese

Why shells and cheese? Most recipes call for elbow macaroni so it’s a fair question. If you have read many of my recipes you probably know I travel off the beaten path of conformity, but it’s not different for difference sake, there’s a reason. Shells have more surface area and have a nice pocket to fill with cheese sauce.

Forbidden Rice

Forbidden rice is an ancient strain that originated 10,000 years ago in a remote China province. Emperors kept it for their own use and the black grains that turn deep royal purple when cooked were forbidden for consumption by their subjects.