Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Favorite Rice

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Salsa Rice

Hello, Hello! Before I get on to the recipe, I need to admit something.
I'm getting really really excited for fall!
 This is crazy, I am a summer girl through and through, but this year I am super anxious and excited now that Autumn has made its way around. I ended summer on a great note, with a fantastic birthday, but was hesitant and kinda bummed at the sudden change in weather. Well, tables have turned. I am enjoying the warm sun with the chilly breeze and since I have recently become a grandma and basically fall asleep before I get to my dinner, I don't mind that its dark so early. I used to HATE this, but hey it gives me time to catch up on sleep, and get in some extra blogging, hehe:).
I also have some exciting things coming up in the next few weeks, which just make fall all the more better! I will be selling my cupcakes at a HUGE pumpkin festival in town, I have most weekends free and will actually get in some great hiking, and I'm slowly becoming an acrobat! Yes that's right, but that's a story for a different day.
Oh, and this is PERFECT bonfire weather, which means S'MORES!!!!! And there's nothing like some good old Jersey S'mores:).
Oh and pumpkin beer! Another great addition to fall!
Ok, you get it, I'm excited about fall! But onto one of my go-to rice recipe.
This is one of my favorite recipes and I make it all the time. It is super easy yet super delish.
The hardest part is making the  brown rice, which you can use minute brown rice which makes it all the more easier.Although I have actually messed up minute rice in the past. Several times. Ooops.
To make this I just cook the rice with chicken stock and add whichever veggies I have on hand, with some good salsa, and sometimes sprinkle on some pepper jack, or sharp cheddar cheese on top.
Then viola! I loovvveeee this dish so usually make a giant bowl and use it as my meal, but you can use it as delish side.

cooking the peppers and onions while rice steams
Oh, by the way its super healthy, with vitamins from the veggies and fiber and protein from the brown rice. So don't feel guilty if you end up having several servings.
Well obviously I have yet to break my blabbing habit, so I will stop my hands from going on and on and leave you with the goods.
My Favorite Rice
Serves 2-adjust according to servings needed
1 cup brown rice
1cup chicken stock, or water if this is a veggie meal
1/2 cup of your favorite salsa
1 cup of favorite mixed veggies
       *I tend to use peppers and onions either raw or sauteed, sometimes I'll throw in steamed broccoli and shredded carrots, like I said whichever I happen to have*
1 teaspoons of garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.
1/4 cup shredded pepper jack/ sharp cheddar cheese, optional.
fresh cilantro, optional.

  • Cook rice in chicken broth according to directions.
  • While rice is cooking, prepare vegetables.
    •  If  using raw veggies, simply dice into small like size pieces.
    •  If cooking, cook to liking; steam, saute, boil.
  • Once rice is done mix in vegetables, salsa, garlic,salt and pepper.
  • Stir to incorporate, adding more salsa if desired.
  • Add fresh cilantro for added flavor
  • Top with cheese if you wish.

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