How to Make Perfect Baked Rice in the Oven

baked rice in baking dish with fork

Learn to bake rice in the oven so that you have a quick and easy side dish without a lot of hassle. This method produces perfect rice every time! I can’t make rice. My rice never turns out. I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t make good rice. Have you ever said […]

Easy Jalapeno Poppers with Rice and Bacon

Enjoy the classic jalapeno poppers appetizers¬†without getting flamed by the heat. In this easy jalapeno poppers recipe, rice and dairy tame the flames, while bacon keeps it flavorful. I love, love, LOVE jalapeno poppers. They are the ultimate game day food or addition to your New Year’s feasting. They’re easy to make, take just a […]

Pinto Beans And Rice

bean and rice bowl with chips and toppings

Pinto beans and rice are a good cheap eat, especially when you top them with chips, salsa, and some other goodies. They make a filling meal to help you save money and eat well. We eat homemade pinto beans and rice at least once a week for dinner. Sometimes they are side dishes, but often […]

Mediterranean Chicken Bowl

Enjoy an easy lunch with this Mediterranean Chicken Bowl. It’s packed with flavor and late summer produce. And it’s super-packable. As you might know by now, Bowl Meals are some of my favorites. You don’t need to stand on ceremony with a bowl meal; you just dig in. No fancy accoutrements necessary. Bowl Meals are […]

Chicken Burrito Bowls with Chipotle Crema

Forget the fancy taco shop and it’s high priced burrito bowls. You can make your own — better and for less! Pack these Chicken Burrito Bowls with Chipotle Crema for lunch this week. For years a fancy pants taco shop has been my go-to for Sunday lunch. I can order online and pick up a […]

Simple Brown Rice Pilaf Recipe

Serve up an easy side dish tonight with this Simple Brown Rice Pilaf. Based on whole grain and packed with flavor, it’s a great supporting actor. Rice pilaf is one of my go-to side dishes. Hubs could eat the whole pan himself. There’s just something about the combination of butter, onion, rice, and chicken broth […]

8 Great Rice Dishes You Should Try

Rice is a good cheap eat! Not only that, it tastes great, is gluten-free, and serves as a great base for any number of delectable dinners. Check out these 8 great rice dishes for inspiration. I grew up eating simple boiled rice or the wide variety of Rice-a-Roni boxed mixes. I’m still stunned that my […]

Chimichurri Rice

Chimichurri Rice takes cilantro, garlic, and spicy pepper, and blends it into a delicious rice side dish, reminiscent of the Argentinian condiment. Rice pilaf is one way to my husband’s heart. I didn’t quite catch on when we first met. Or even after 20 years of marriage. I actually just realized it as I sat […]