Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup

Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup

Yes, another soup.  I told you we like soups at our house!  I will definitely be making this one again but it was a bit too lemony for us.  One small change and it will be perfect.  But if you like lemon, you’ll love it just the way it is. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds skinless chicken breasts, cut into ½-inch pieces 5 cans (14-1/2 oz. each) chicken broth 8 cups … [Read more...]

Brown Rice Pilaf

Brown Rice Pilaf

This is a great side dish to serve with Salmon in Lime Sauce.  It was easy to make, tasted great and is good for you. Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium green pepper, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1-1/4 cups uncooked brown rice 2 garlic cloves, minced 1-1/2 cups water 1 cup chicken broth ½ teaspoon dried thyme ¼ teaspoon pepper Directions: In a large … [Read more...]

Mexican Rice and Black Bean Casserole

Mexican Rice and Black Bean Casserole 2

My family loves Mexican food so I was eager to try this yummy looking casserole.  However, I did make quite a few changes.  Those changes are described in the Notes section. I think the casserole would taste great as written but we liked it better the way I made it.  It’s definitely a keeper Ingredients: 1 pound bulk pork sausage 2 14.5 ounce cans Mexican-style-stewed tomatoes, … [Read more...]

Asian Beef With Snow Peas

Asian Beef with Snow Peas

I chose this recipe because I thought my husband would like it.  But I decided to give it a try and I liked it, too.  It was delicious. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar * 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root (I omitted) ** 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1-1/2 pounds beef … [Read more...]

Chicken and Rice Casserole

Chicken and Rice Casserole

I’ve been getting Food Network Magazine for several years now but I’ve only made a handful of the recipes.  They tend to call for ingredients I can’t get or processes I don’t know how to do.  But this one looked like a possibility, and with a few modifications, it turned out to be a winner. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 4 scallions, … [Read more...]

Nutty Wild Rice

Nutty Wild Rice

Rice is a great side dish and this rice dish is especially tasty.  The nuts and seeds give it a great flavor. Ingredients: 2-1/2 cups water ½ cup uncooked wild rice 1 tablespoon soy sauce 6 green onions, sliced 1 tablespoon butter 2/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted ¼ cup sunflower kernels 3 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted ¼ teaspoon salt Directions: In a large saucepan, … [Read more...]

Chicken Alfredo and Rice Casserole

Chicken Alfredo and Rice Casserole

I found this recipe in a magazine called Recipe.com (Fall 2012 issue).  It’s a collection of recipes from various magazines, including Better Homes & Gardens, where this recipe was originally printed. I wasn’t sure about this recipe since the last rice/chicken casserole I tried was AWFUL.  But my husband and I both agreed this one is really good!  You’ll notice a lot of Notes at the bottom … [Read more...]