Nutty Wild Rice

My husband loves everything I make and he tells me regularly how much he appreciates my cooking.  But I got this text today about this recipe and I think this was a first. I’ve shared this recipe a long time ago, but after his text, I decided I should share it again. Ingredients: 2-1/2 cups water 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice (1) 1 tablespoon soy sauce 6 green onions, sliced … [Read more...]

Spicy Olive Chicken (GF)

David said this was REALLY good.  So it’s going on our favorites list and we'll be making it often. Ingredients: 1 (3-pound) whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces (1) 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2/3 cup chopped sweet onion 2 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed 24 green olives, pitted ½ cup gluten-free chicken broth ½ cup dry … [Read more...]

Chicken with Asparagus, Mushrooms & Rice

David LOVED this recipe, especially the way I modified it.  He said he would definitely like for me to make it again.  Next time I might make it without the mushrooms – then I would eat it, too. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 chicken thighs (1) 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 ounces sliced mushrooms (about 2 cups) (2) 1 cup brown rice ½ teaspoon salt ¼ … [Read more...]

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

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

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

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...]