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Pantry Staples

Pantry Staples
This list includes essential ingredients to store in your pantry.

Grains and pastas
basmati rice
cornmeal
couscous
dried bread crumbs
lo mein
long-grain white rice
penne
rice vermicelli noodles
spaghetti

Fresh foods
avocados
garlic
ginger
onions (red, sweet, yellow)
potatoes (red, sweet, white, Yukon Gold)
shallots
tomatoes

Spirits
amber ale or dark beer
bourbon
brandy
Cognac
dry sherry
Marsala
mirin
Port
red wine, full bodied
sake
tequila
white wine, dry and fruity

Oils
Asian sesame oil
canola oil
corn oil
olive oil
peanut oil

Vinegars
balsamic vinegar
cider vinegar
malt vinegar
red wine vinegar
rice vinegar

Condiments
Asian fish sauce
black bean sauce
Dijon mustard
hoisin sauce
honey mustard
mango chutney
mayonnaise
oyster sauce
soy sauce
Worcestershire sauce

Nuts and dried fruits
almonds
apricots
cashews
cherries
dates
peanuts
pistachios

Dried herbs and spices
ancho chili powder
bay leaves
black peppercorns
caraway seeds
cinnamon, ground and sticks
coriander, ground
cumin, ground
cumin seeds
garam masala
mustard seeds
paprika
red pepper flakes
saffron
sesame seeds

Canned and jarred foods
beef broth
chicken broth
capers
chipotle chilies in adobo
honey
Kalamata olives
oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
pesto
roasted red peppers
tomatoes

Miscellaneous
flour
molasses
sugar
tortillas

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Food Made Fast Series, Simple Suppers, by Melanie Barnard (Oxmoor House, 2007).