Being an 80’s kid, I grew up with the weird amalgamation of the remnants of my mom’s hippie days and the exploding market of processed foods. My mom cooked fresh foods a lot, but the ease and convenience of products like boxed rice side dishes snuck their way into our consciousness and ended up on our table from time to time.
I have happy memories of those foods, regardless of what I know now about their contents. So, in an effort to conjure those feelings of nostalgia, I’ve created a couple delicious rice recipes that let me toss the box but not the remembrances.
- In large pot, combine water, diced tomatoes and rice.
- Bring to a boil then reduce to low heat.
- Cover and let simmer for 25 minutes.
- Fluff with a fork and serve.
- In large skillet, heat olive oil and minced garlic.
- Add wild rice, onion powder and oregano to oil and toast over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
- Add chicken broth and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Fluff and serve.