Easy Chili Verde Recipe, Cilantro Rice & Pinto Beans

Our Sunday dinner last night was based on the easy chili verde recipe I’d promised to make for my youngest. I also made a skillet upside down cake with fresh cranberries.  All the leftover chili went home with my kids for their lunches. I had the rice and beans with salsa and cheese wrapped up […]

Ginger, Lemon and Turmeric Rice

This goes great with Indian food, which is why it’s shown with the salmon tikka, salmon rubbed with tandoori paste and then quickly cooked in a skillet. The recipe is from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals (affiliate link), one of my favorite cookbooks. When I cook Indian food, it’s […]

Lidia’s Zucchini and Rice Tart

My niece is coming for dinner tonight and I thought it would be fun to have something to nibble on while I’m fixing dinner.  I saw this zucchini and rice tart and thought it sounded good and would taste fine the next day so I made it last night. I roughly halved the original recipe […]

Fried Rice with Steak, Asparagus and Carrots

Fried rice is one of my oldest’s favorite dinners yet somehow it’s been ages since I made it.  It’s a great way to use up bits of vegetables and meat, in this case some leftover steak and a handful of raw asparagus. It works best with leftover rice but in a pinch I’ve made it […]

Red Beans and Coconut Rice – Rice Cooker

For a change, I made these Red Beans and Coconut Rice in the rice cooker.  I was making a shrimp dish that had coconut milk in it as well so I measured out what I needed for the shrimp, then used the rest of the can in the rice dish, topping it off with some […]