Vegetables For A Long Life

--By Kuo Chin Imbiow

      If you ever cook too much rice and the thought of eating it for a week tempts you to get rid of it, please don't. Here are some things you might do with leftover rice.

Fried Rice

Cold rice
Sesame oil
Grated carrots
daikon radish
soy sauce

roasted sunflower seeds


Heat oil in a pan, add a few shreds of ginger, then add chopped cabbage, slices of radish, and grated carrots. Cook until vegetables are soft, add rice. Break up the lumps. Add soy sauce. Cook about 10 minutes; garnish with the sunflower seeds and parsley.

Rice Croquettes

Leftover rice
Whole-wheat flour 
Sesame oil
sea salt
sesame seeds
Mix rice, whole-wheat flour, salt and some sesame seeds. Shape into patties, dip into some whole-wheat flour and fry until crisp on both sides. Vegetables can be added before you make the patties. Try any other variations you can think of. 

Rice Muffins

Leftover rice 
Whole-wheat flour
(Or any other kind)
Grated carrots or chopped apples
(Or both)

sea salt

sunflower seeds
or walnuts

Mix all ingredients, fill oiled muffin tins and bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes or until they hold their shape and are browned.

Increase Your Wisdom and Concentration Power

The cultivation sessions and holidays announced on pages 8, 20, and 36 of this issue are open to all those who are interested in learning more about the Buddhadharma and its practices. For further information contact the Sino-American Buddhist Association, Gold Mountain Dhyana Monastery, 1731 15th Street, San Francisco, California, USA. Telephone (415) 621-5202.

February third is the first day of the Chinese lunar New Year.


 Watch for miraculous changes! For the first time in the western hemisphere this powerful repentance ceremony will be performed in order to eradicate disasters and bring peace to the city, state, nation, and the whole world. Those who sincerely participate can receive especially potent responses, for the power of the Ten Thousand Buddha Repentance is more than sufficient to cure any disease, dissolve immanent accidents, avert disasters of flood, fire, wind, train wrecks, automobile collisions, mechanical failures in the air, and drowning at sea. Not only can this dharma be cultivated in order to find release from bitter difficulties, the great patriarchs of the present and past have bowed, the Ten Thousand Buddha Repentance on their path to enlightenment. There is no truer way to free yourself from the crunching teeth of karma, and benefit relatives and friends who are in need of the miraculous aid that only the awesome spiritual powers of the Buddhas can bring. For further information contact the Sino-American Buddhist Association.