Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Confetti Rice

We needed something to go with the kabobs. Veggies were on the kabobs... we needed some starch. I had leftover rice. Tada! Confetti Rice to the rescue.

I make this without measurements, just going by how it looks. It really depends on how much rice you have left over.

1 tablespoon of Oil

chopped onion

left over rice - warmed in the microwave

bag of frozen peas and carrots

Chicken broth

salt and pepper

nonstick pot/pan with lid

Saute chopped onions in oil. When onions are wilted, add leftover rice. Stir well. Add frozen peas and carrots to the rice. I add in a little chicken broth and cover, cook on low to let the carrots and peas heat thru. Season to taste. I'm sure you could use any type of frozen mixed veggie, we just love peas and carrots in ours. This also make a good stir fry. Add in some chinese veggies (water chestnuts, pea pods, bell peppers, brocolli, etc) and chopped meat or shrimp, soy sauce and some ginger for a one pot meal.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Homemade Salsa

I stumbled on a recipe for homemade salsa. Hmm.. with the recent couponing, I have ohoo just a few extra cans of tomatoes. We were needing a dip for Super Bowl. I made the recipe with the following changes:

I used 2 cans of tomatoes ; 1 can of Fire Roasted tomatoes and 1 reg can.
I added cilantro MMMM
I sauted my onions in some olive oil before adding to the tomatoes.
I added more garlic, pepper, salt, hot sauce, jalopenos.

It was really good right then, but I let it sit in the fridge overnight... MMMM. The kids loved it. Love this recipe because you can do the seasonings like you want and you can have it as chunky or smooth as you like. Heat, toned down, different flavors of canned tomatoes, corn, beans, bell pepper and onion sauteed or raw, celery.

Let me know if you try it and how you liked it.