Recipe: Mexican Rice in a Rice Cooker

A while back I bought this Zojirushi 6 Cup Rice Cooker / Steamer and have been playing around with it a bit. It’s my first rice cooker so I can’t compare to others, but I have been happy with it. I’m usually only cooking for 2 or 3 and it suits our needs great.    I […]

Spanish or Mexican Rice Recipe

A red rice goes nicely with Mexican food and in the past I’ve relied on a recipe with tomato sauce, green pepper, onion, chili powder and garlic powder, which is good. I wanted to kick it up a notch though and was making  a larger batch than normal for a wine tasting party so I […]

A new way to cook rice

I’ve read this idea plenty of times and finally set out to try it. Rather than carefully measuring the water for rice, bringing it to boil then turning it way down low and cooking the rice, I brought a large pot of water to boil and added the rice. I let it boil, stirring occasionally […]

Rice–Plain old white rice

When I was growing up we almost always had potatoes with dinner. Sometimes we’d have a baked spaghetti and meat sauce kind of thing, or maybe lasagna, but the primary carb was definitely potatoes. Boiled, baked, mashed, scalloped, fried. And they were good! But I remember plain boiled white rice as a rarity, something to […]

Fried Rice – The Perfect Way to Use Up Leftovers

My eldest reminded me we hadn’t had fried rice in a while. I had some leftover barbecued London broil to use up so this seemed like a good combo. I’ve made friend rice before with leftover or raw chicken, pork, and flank steak. It always comes out great! Cook up some rice, about 1 to […]