Archive | Rice RSS feed for this section

Cheddar Rice

2 Jan

This recipe can be cooked on top of the stove or in a slow cooker, either way it’s a great side dish.

2 cups uncooked brown rice

3 TBSP butter

1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

1 tsp salt

4 cups water if using stove top-5 cups if using slow cooker

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 tsp pepper

Combine rice, butter, green onions and salt in a saucepan or 4 quart slow cooker. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan and pour over rice mixture. Cover and cook on low heat 2 to 3 hours in slow cooker. 25 minutes on stove top or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Stir in cheese 5 minutes before serving.


Slow Cooked Sweet and Sour Pork

2 Jan

Another great slow cooker recipe.

2 TBSP plus 1-1/2 tsp. paprika

1-1/2 pounds boneless pork loin roast, cut into 1 inch strips

1 TBSP canola oil

1 can (20 oz) unsweetened pineapple chunks

1 medium onion, chopped

1/4 cup cider vinegar

3 TBSP brown sugar

3 TBSp reduced sodium soy sauce

1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp salt

2 TBSP cornstarch

1/4 cup cold water

Hot cooked rice

Place paprika in large zip loc bag. Add pork a little at a time and shake to coat. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat add oil. Brown meat on all sides in batches. Transfer to a 3 quart slow cooker.

Drain pineapple, reserve juice; refrigerate the pineapple. Add juice, onion, bell pepper, vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and salt to slow cooker; mix well. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until tender. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into pork mixture. Add pineapple chunks. Cover and cook 30 minutes longer or until thickened. Serve over hot rice.

Quick Chicken Cacciatore

31 Dec


4 boneless skinless chicken breast

2 cloves garlic–finely minced

4 TBSp olive oil

1 jar Classico Tomato and Basil pasta sauce

1 small green bell pepper–cut into thin strips

1 small red bell pepper–cut into thin strips

2 slices provolone cheese–cut in half

2 cups cooked riceinstant rice works well with this recipe

Coat chicken in flour. In a large skillet heat oil and brown chicken on both sides. remove chicken and add pasta sauce, and garlic. Add chicken to sauce. Bring to a boil–reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 25 to 30 minutes. Add bell peppers during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Uncover–top each piece of chicken with cheese. Serve over rice.

Shrimp Creole

31 Dec

We have wonderful fresh shrimp on the Alabama Gulf Coast. This recipe enhances that freshness.

1/2 cup lite Italian salad dressing

1 medium bell pepper–cut into chunks

1 medium onion–thinly sliced

1–14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes–undrained

1/8 tsp crushed red pepper

1 pound fresh uncooked, peeled and deveined

2 cups hot cooked rice

In a large skillet over medium heat. Add dressing, green peppers and onions. Cook until tender. Stir in tomatoes and simmer covered for 15 minutes. Add shrimp and red pepper. Simmer 5 minutes or until shrimp are pink. Serve over hot rice,

In a med

%d bloggers like this: