12/26/12

Gluten Free Brown Rice Muffins

Merry (late) Christmas to everyone.  I hope you all made some memories with families and friends during this busy time of year and took time to reflect on the true reason for the season.

Yesterday, one of the gifts that I received from my parents was a set of muffin tins.  Yup… I actually asked for those!  I have been wanting some for quite some time now.  The main reason was because I found a recipe in “The Feed Zone” book that I wanted to try.  I wasted no time and decided to try to make them today:

Brown Rice Muffins (Gluten-Free)

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (I used a whole apple which was about one cup chopped instead)
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • pinch of salt
  • vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon

  1. Heat oven to 325 and lightly grease the muffin tin
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend til a nice batter is formed
  3. Divide into muffin tins and bake for about 15-20 minutes

This recipe made 10 muffins for me.

11/5/12

Chinese Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef/turkey
  • 2 cans Chinese veggies
  • 1 can cr. Mush soup
  • 1 can cr. Chic soup
  • 1/2 cup soy or teriyaki sauce
  • 2 cup brown rice (uncooked)
  • 4 cups water

 

Preparation:

Brown meat and combine all ingredients. Bake covered at 350 for 2.5 hours.  Uncover and bake it towards end if still watery.  Serve over Lo Mein noodles.

10/24/12

Tangy Chicken over Rice

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. chicken cut into bite size pieces
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 can cream of mushroom
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup OJ
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

 

Preparation:

  • Mix flour, garlic salt and pepper w/ a little olive oil and cook with chicken
  • Add remaining ingredients to chicken skillet and bring to a boil.
  • Serve over rice
10/24/12

Light and Zesty Chicken and Rice

  • Chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1/3 cup Italian dressing
  • 1.5 cups brown rice, uncooked
  • 2 bags frozen mixed veggies
  • 1 can (2.8 oz) French Onions
  • 1 ¾ cups ck. Broth
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning

 

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 325

2.  Place rice at bottom of baking dish

3.  Put chicken, veggies, dressing and seasoning on next and cover w/ aluminum foil

4.  Bake for 2 hours (until rice is done), then pour French onions over the top and bake uncovered for 10 more minutes (until onions are browned)

10/24/12

Fiesta Chicken and Rice Bake

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup water if using white rice, 1 3/4 cups water if using brown rice
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn
  • 3/4 cup uncooked rice
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • paprika
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix soup, salsa, water, corn and rice in 2-quart shallow baking dish. Top with chicken and sprinkle with paprika. Cover.
  2. Bake at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes or until done. It will take a bit longer with brown rice.  Sprinkle with cheese.

 

10/24/12

Curried Chicken and Brown Rice

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1 (8 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup  brown rice
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)
  • 3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 eggs
  • Green peppers

 

Directions:

  1. Cook chicken in a pan until no longer pink
  2. whip eggs in a bowl and then add to chicken
  3. cook brown rice with water
  4. once eggs and chicken are cooked, add the remaining ingedients.  Simmer for 15-20 minutes
  5. serve chicken mixture over rice
10/24/12

Chicken and Wild Rice

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1 tbs. salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 – 8 oz. container of sour cream
  • 1 – 4 oz. can of mushrooms (undrained)
  • ¼ cup sherry
  • 1.5 lbs. chicken
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese

 

Preparation:

  • Cook rice (w/ salt) with water for 30-40 minutes
  • Mix soup, sour cream, mushrooms, and sherry.  Pour half over the rice.
  • Arrange chicken over the rice and soup mixture.
  • Spoon remaining soup over the chicken
  • Bake at 375 for 30 minutes… at the end sprinkle cheese over dish.
10/22/12

Cheesy chicken and Rice

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (10 ¾ oz.) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • ¾ cup uncooked regular white rice
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 cups fresh/frozen vegetables
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

 

Preparation:  Place everything but meat in a 11” x 8” baking dish.  Top with chicken. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until rice is tender.  Top with cheese

Variations:  Use Parmesan cheese and replace onion powder with 1 tsp. Italian seasons for Italian.  Or, replace onion powder with 1 tsp. chili powder and used Mexican blend cheese.

10/15/12

Spicy Beans and Rice

Spicy Beans and Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, undrained
  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder, or to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 fresh green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 (2 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a saucepan bring the water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, pour beans into a 2 quart casserole. Sprinkle with jalapenos, cumin, chili powder and black pepper.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese, green onions and olives. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes more.
  5. Serve beans over cooked rice.