Skillet Tex-Mex rice with black olives, red bell peppers, corn, chili powder and sharp cheddar cheese. The moment I set eyes on this I had to have it but the technique, at first, totally scared me off. I kept coming back to it until I finally caved from wanton food lust. The original recipe from the Kitchn tells you to crank the heat up to… [Read more]
I have a very special post for you today to support my friend Faith Gorsky from An Edible Mosaic who just had her first cookbook released: An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair. I’m excited to be participating in her virtual book launch party and sharing a recipe from the book!
A set of Tex-Mex style recipes for Picadillo and Mexican Rice adapted from the Los Barrios Family Cookbook straight from the heart of San Antonio, Texas. Picadillo is found in Spanish and Latin American cooking and every country has their own version. Made from ground beef with garlic, onions, bell peppers and tomatoes; it’s delicious all on it’s own, served over Mexican rice or as… [Read more]
A zesty recipe for cold rice salad packed with Southwestern flavors like green chiles, avocado, corn, tomatoes, red onion and cilantro lightly dressed with lemon and olive oil. The bright and fresh flavors make it the perfect accompaniment to anything grilled and it is perfect for a pot-luck, picnic or barbecue.Rice salad may sound a little strange to you if you’ve never eaten it before…. [Read more]
This hearty Chorizo, Beans and Rice recipe was a request from my Dad. I call it man-food. Rice and beans are a classic combo and the chorizo really makes this one special by taking on a starring role to infuse the entire dish with its spicy flavor.Sliced chorizo sausage and ground beef are sauteed in a skillet with onion, green pepper and garlic and then… [Read more]
I have a delectable use for leftover Chinese rice with this Coconut Cream Rice Pudding recipe. Adding coconut milk to this old-fashioned classic only made it better. It’s a cinch to make and doesn’t need a lot of attention. You can get it started as you cook dinner and have a heartwarming dessert ready by time you finish eating. I used a basic rice pudding… [Read more]