There are so many things you can do with a batch of rice pudding, sort of like topping a sundae. Just set out lots of options—nuts, dried or fresh fruit, coconut, raisins, chocolate chips, M&Ms, whatever might appeal to your … Continue reading Slow Cooker Brown Rice Pudding, Low-Sugar, Lactose-Free
This sauce is a nice change from tomato sauce—actually, we hardly ever eat tomato sauce, but we’re not normal. The roasted pepper sauce is mild and sweet, but if your peppers are red, you might just fool your family into … Continue reading Baked Rice with Roasted Pepper Sauce
Brown basmati rice, sautéed in coconut oil with ginger and scallions, then baked in full fat coconut milk and chicken broth with almonds. A very creamy rice side dish. I served it with quick-sautéed pheasant strips, also with ginger, scallions, … Continue reading Baked Coconut Ginger Almond Rice
Yes, I’m calling it soup and my husband will just have to deal with it. I’ll make him some garlic bread to dredge in it. I’m starting with packaged chicken stock, but cooking the chicken in that stock for a … Continue reading Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup
A tangy and savory breaded shrimp and rice dish, made spicy with Tabasco. Easy to make, but impressive on the plate. Continue reading Avery Island Deviled Shrimp
I had one of those packages of two pork tenderloins, about 3 pounds, and I didn’t feel like just using one and freezing the other, because I’m all about the cook once, eat twice way of cooking when I can, … Continue reading Pork Tenderloin: Two Spanish Dishes
The third of the ham dinners, this casserole is a variation of the Cheesy Chicken Rice Casserole, with more focus on making a sauce. In the original, the chicken partially cooked in the casserole, and the sauce formed from sour … Continue reading Cheddar Ham and Rice Casserole
I’m using coconut two ways in this dish, coconut flour to bread the pheasant chunks, and coconut milk to cook the rice. You could make the same dish with chicken or turkey or pork cut in strips, but as I … Continue reading Crispy Orange-Ginger Coconut Pheasant
Put down that can opener! There is no condensed soup in this recipe, but it’s still easy to make. This is one of those recipes put together with things from the pantry—rice, sour cream, cheese, carrots, and, of course, chicken. … Continue reading Cheesy Chicken Rice Casserole
Last winter, I came home one day to find my slow-cooker cookbook in shreds, thanks to our young dog. I don’t know what she was thinking, but I know what the result was: Missy didn't like my slow cooker cookbook. … Continue reading The Rice Pudding Cookbook Incident
Another fall dish with the butternut squash. I adapted this dish from Martha Stewart’s What to Have for Dinner (New York: Time, 1995), a compilation of recipes from her magazine, arranged by season. I always found it to be a … Continue reading Butternut Squash Risotto
This recipe is adapted from Emeril Lagasse’s “Korean-Style Pork Wraps with Chili Sauce” from 2006. I don’t make it as often as my husband would like, but I guess that keeps it special. It isn’t hard to make, but you do have to make both a marinade and a chili sauce, and the lettuce leaves are a pain to deal with. I suggest making both the marinade and sauce in advance, so you’re not trying to do all the chopping and measuring and mixing right before dinnertime. It also helps if you have a rice cooker. If you work it out right, you could throw this together after a day of working, because the actual cooking time is brief—like 5 minutes! Could you marinate the pork tenderloin the night before or in the morning? I don’t see why not.
Before pork tenderloins got into the public consciousness, they weren’t easy to find, but when you did find them, they were well trimmed. Now that they are everywhere, butchers stopped trimming them as well, so you need to do a little trimming of your own, which adds time to your preparation. Watch this quick video on how to trim the tenderloin.