Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mo ice peese

What? You don't speak toddler? For those of you who need a translation that's Charlie speak for "more rice please" which is a common phrase around our house. I've read in plenty of places that when you're trying to get your toddler to try new foods to always include something they love on the plate too. It used to be mashed potatoes in our house but since my mom taught me a new way to make rice, it's now rice. We eat it all the time as a side dish, which I'm OK with given that we use brown rice with black lentils and couscous in it. So for all you mom's looking for a new side dish that the kids should love, here it is (and shhh it's actually not bad for them!)

I use Rice Select Royal Blend rice with flaxseed and the specific kind I get is Texmati Light Brown Rice with whole wheat pearl couscous, brown flaxseed and black lentils. It comes in a clear container found in the rice section. They make other types but after comparing and trying others, this one has the most flavor, texture and nutritional value.

  1. Measure out the amount of rice you plan to prepare (for us it's 1 cup)
  2. Measure out the required amount of water (for us it's 1 pint) listed on the package instructions and add 1-2 cubes of chicken bouillon. Or if you use the Better Than Bouillon then it's 1 tsp.
  3. In a sauce pan, melt 1 TBS butter
  4. Gently sautee the rice in the butter (just a few minutes)
  5. Add the water/bouillon mixture and bring to a boil
  6. Reduce heat and cook (covered) the required time (as indicated on the package)
It's literally that simple. The butter and chicken bouillon give it a wonderful taste and no other seasoning is required. It's SO delicious!

Bon Apetit!

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