• Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice

    Mexican food is my go to.  I love chips and quest, enchiladas, fajitas, quesadillas, guacamole…all of it.  Since I have started my KETO journey it has been a priority of mine to find yummy alternatives to fill my Mexican cravings and this Cauliflower Rice is perfect. A new way to rice Everywhere you look cauliflower rice is being talked about.  People are using it in all sorts of recipes, some of which I cannot wait to try (so be on the look out).  My first time to use cauliflower rice was in this amazing casserole and now I am obsessed with the mexican style side.  It brings all the best…

  • Easy Fried Rice

    One of my favorite take out items is fried rice. I love it loaded with veggies, with chicken, with beef, or just plain.  There are so many options you really can make it work for any meal. All in one skillet The beauty of this Easy Fried Rice is that it is all made in one skillet.   You start with the veggies and end with the rice.    If you wanted to add in chicken you could, just chop it up into small pieces and add it in with the butter and olive oil.  Cook it until just about done and then add in the veggies and continue from…

  • Instant Pot Broccoli & Cheese Risotto

    Risotto, broccoli and cheese….can it get any better?   Well risotto is one of my favorite dishes.  Cheesy broccoli and rice is a favorite side…so why not combine the two?   Hello Instant Pot… It is no secret that I love my Instant Pot.  I have used it everything from my new favorite Oatmeal to this Salted Caramel Cheesecake and everything in between.   Anytime I can break out my handy kitchen tool I jump at the chance.    Not too long a go I was scrolling through Pinterest and came across a couple of risotto recipes all made in the instant pot.  Now I am not going to lie…

  • a perfect side for Taco Tuesday (or Monday, Wednesday…or any day)

    Taco Tuesday is here!!  For me this is definately a favorite.  I love, love, love anything with a Mexican/Tex-Mex flair, so a whole day devoted just to tacos sounds like a perfect day.   It is so much more than just tacos I know tacos should be the star of Taco Tuesday but to me the sides are just as important (if not even more).  I love the chips, the salsa, the queso (like this one) and of course the beans and rice.   Now I am all about the more traditional Red Rice but I am obsessed this Cilantro Lime Rice.   It is AMAZING! So much flavor in so…

  • Pesto + Risotto = LOVE

    Risotto is one of my most favorite sides and ever since I made this Arugula Pesto last week I have been trying out new ways to use it in all sorts of dishes, and this one is my favorite so far. Oh how I love Risotto I am a big, big fan of risotto.  I love it simply done with a little parmesan or something more exotic such as with truffles, but this pesto version is pretty good too.  Not only is it delicious but it is also pretty easy to make, making this a perfect side for dinner tonight. Yes, you can make it tonight…a weeknight.  You will be surprised…

  • Weeknight Risotto…yes for real

    I am a HUGE risotto fan.  Almost anytime it is on a menu I will probably order it, but I also love to make it at home.  Even better, over time The Hubby has learned to LOVE risotto too. you’ve got this… So I know some of you are thinking there is no way I can make risotto on a weeknight.  It takes way to long and there is so much to it…but just wait.  This weeknight risotto only has a few ingredients and comes together pretty quick making it perfect or dinner tonight. The beauty of this risotto is that it is perfect for the beginner risotto maker.  The first…

  • red rice for dinner tonight…yes, please

    Over the last few years I have become quite the fan of rice.  We did not eat it a ton growing up but lately I can’t get enough of it. Red rice..LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Hubby and I LOVE anything Mexican.  I mean anything…nachos, enchiladas, tacos (in all forms), burritos, fajitas…all of it.  One thing that goes great with all these dishes is rice, and especially red rice. Red rice is one of our new favorites for sure.  It is loaded with tons of flavor, but it is super easy to make, making this a dish perfect for a busy week. What makes it so special? First off I almost always…

  • rice gone wild

    Are you a rice or a potato person?  I am 90% of the time a potato gal except when we are talking about wild rice. not in a box? There is always a box of that Uncle’s Wild Rice in my pantry.  I  sometimes whip it up for a quick side.  It may have been fixed it for my lunch a couple of times as well.    I mean it really is just a perfect little side (or lunch)….and then I discovered something at the store one day. Just imagine it I am walking down the grain aisle to grab some couscous and sitting right there is a bag of wild rice.  But wait, it’s…

  • surprise their are veggies in this rice!

    rice is a favorite around here…and we have made our fair share.  Some of ur favorites are this Mexican version, or this cheesy one and & especially this cilantro lime version…but this green version is a new must make.  So why make another version when I already have so many?  Well you can really never have too many rice recipes, especially when they are this good.  What makes this recipe so good…well I combined two of our favorites and added in some veggies to make it super yummy.  I combined the classic red mexican rice and a light cilantro rice to make this green version.   There is a little surprise about this rice though that will get some veggies on your kids plates (the big &…

  • garlic & brown rice make a happy couple

    I have a new love…BROWN RICE!  Now rice has always been a love but all of a sudden brown rice is the only rice I crave…and trust me when I say crave I mean CRAVE!   Not too long a go I was not feeling so good…I got a cold that wouldn’t leave me alone and the only thing I wanted to eat was brown rice.  I love the nuttiness of the rice, the texture of the rice and I really LOVE how flexible this rice can be.  It really does take on almost any flavor or spices you throw at it to making it so versatile and perfect for almost…