1 cup Dried pigeon peas, cow peas, or whatever kind of dried bean you like. Soaked overnight
2 cups water
1/2 small/medium onion chopped
2 cups long grain white rice
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup water or unsweetened coconut water
1 cup reserved water from cooked beans
2 whole jalapeno peppers
Salt and pepper to taste
After beans have soaked over night, drain and pour them into a med saucepan add 2 cups of water and cook until beans are tender.Season the beans with salt and pepper. Set them aside along with 1 cup of the water that the beans cooked in, you will need that to cook the rice.
To a large saucepan add a small amount of olive oil just enough to coat the bottom of the pan when pan is hot put the chopped onion in and saute until onion is soft and translucent, add rice and cooked beans you judge how much of the beans to add to the rice you don’t want too many beans, stir until rice and onion and beans are combined. Add all the liquid, some salt and pepper to taste and the peppers. Bring to a boil on high flame, cover and reduce heat to med/low and let rice cook until all the liquid is absorbed and rice is done it will take 15-20 minutes. Turn off the heat, fluff rice with fork and serve, you can garnish with fresh thyme or cilantro.
1 lb. pork tenderloin – sliced to 1/2″ thick slices
3 green onions – trimmed, sliced
2 cloves garlic – minced
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sesame seeds
3 Tbls. granulated sugar
2 Tbls. vegetable oil OR sesame oil
1 Tbls. minced fresh ginger OR 2 tsp. ground ginger
2 cups water
1 cup uncooked white OR brown rice
1 lb. bag frozen stir-fry vegetables
Lay slices of pork in a 9″ X 9″ X 2″ baking pan, slightly overlapping.
Combine onions, garlic, soy sauce, sesame seeds, sugar, and oil and pour over pork.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Pour marinade off pork into a small saucepan; set aside marinade.
Bake pork in a 375 degree oven for 45-60 minutes, until pork is cooked through.
In the meantime, bring water to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan; stir in rice; cover and simmer for 15 minutes; add vegetables to pot and simmer, covered, an additional 5 minutes.
Bring reserved marinade to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
Spoon rice/vegetables onto 4 plates, place slices of pork on top, and serve with marinade in bowls on the side.
2 Tbsp olive oil
5 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 2 lbs)
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 cup basmati rice
½ cup white wine
1 plum tomato, chopped
1 ¼ cups chicken broth
1 cup frozen petite green peas
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Chopped cilantro or parsley, for garnish
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Heat olive oil in a large high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Pat chicken dry and season on both sides with salt and pepper. Once oil is hot, brown the chicken for 4 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken from the pan to a plate.
Add onion and garlic to the pan and sauté until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle in smoked paprika and stir to toast. Add rice and sauté for 1 minute, then stir in the wine and scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Add tomatoes and chicken stock and bring to a simmer.
Nestle chicken into the rice and pour in any drippings left over on the plate. Cover with lid and place in the oven for 40 minutes. Remove lid, sprinkle in peas, and continue baking for 5 more minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed.
Garnish with chopped parsley before serving.
1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice
chicken bouillon cube
2 bay leaves, divided
1/8 + 1/4 tsp cayenne, divided
1/8 + 1/2 tsp paprika
1/8 + 1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp oil
1 onion, diced
2 celery, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 lb 96% lean ground beef or Cajun sausage
salt and fresh pepper, to taste
1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 scallions, chopped
Cook brown rice according to package directions in water along with a chicken bouillon, 1 bay leaf and 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 each of salt, cayenne, paprika and thyme.
When the rice is almost done cooking, heat a large heavy saucepan on medium-low heat. Add the oil, onions, green pepper, celery, bay leaf and garlic. Sauté on medium-low heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Add beef, salt, black pepper, remaining paprika, thyme and cayenne pepper. Sauté until browned, about 10-15 minutes; add shrimp, cover and cook 5 more minutes.
When the rice is done, toss with beef and shrimp and combine well. Top with scallions and serve.
Makes 6 1/2 cups.