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Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Recipe

Chicken & Wild Rice in a creamy Parmesan sauce - easy and delicious!  I love chicken and wild rice casserole, and this recipe is just like a casserole but everything is cooked on a stove top! The creaminess here comes from adding half and half and shredded Parmesan cheese, which makes this recipe gluten free […] Read More

Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Rice

Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Rice - delicious dark chicken meat on top of a really flavorful mushroom rice. This was so good! Rice is cooked in chicken broth with sauteed mushrooms, and the chicken thighs are cooked right on top of the rice, releasing their juices into the rice, making it even more flavorful. YUM! […] Read More

Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Shrimp and Rice

Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Shrimp and Rice - easy, light dinner, with so much flavor!  Prep takes only 10 minutes, you cook everything in one pan (about 30 minutes total), and the cleanup is really minimal (only one pan to clean!) It's Summer, and I really crave simple, light recipes that are perfect to eat in […] Read More

Chicken Thighs with Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Rice - delicious, easy, one-pan Italian-inspired recipe. You will fall in love with this Mediterranean style chicken dinner: flavorful rice cooked in chicken broth and in juices from chicken thighs, then mixed with chopped sun-dried tomatoes, chopped fresh basil leaves, and shredded Parmesan cheese! Chicken thighs are moist and […] Read More

One-Pan Chicken Thighs with Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Rice - flavorful, delicious, healthy, gluten free dinner! Very easy to make, everything is done in one-pot, on stove-top, no need to turn on the oven! Just let the rice cook in the juices from the chicken thighs and in the chicken broth (or vegetable broth). The rice […] Read More

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Disclaimer: I received compensation from BHG (Better Homes and Gardens) to make this recipe and promote it.  All opinions are my own. I am very excited to be guest posting today for the first time at Better Homes and Gardens. BHG is such a great source of recipe ideas, gardening tips, and all things home! […] Read More

Asian Beef with Mushrooms & Snow Peas

Asian Beef with Mushrooms & Snow Peas

Asian Beef with Mushrooms & Snow Peas - delish and easy-to-make! Tender mushrooms, crisp snow peas, and thinly sliced sirloin steak strips sautéed in garlic. This delicious gluten-free recipe is my new favorite homemade Asian dish!  Mushrooms go beautifully with beef, snow peas and Asian sauce. Here I'm using Tamari sauce to make a base […] Read More

Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers - stuffed with ground beef, black beans, rice, tomatoes, spiced just right with Mexican spices, topped with grated Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese. Baked in a meatless tomato sauce (right from the jar). These delicious stuffed peppers make amazing dinner! They are baked in tomato sauce because it doesn't let them dry […] Read More

Easy mushroom risotto (Gluten Free)

Easy mushroom risott (gluten free)

Delicious, creamy, and very easy-to-make mushroom risotto.  I don't like spending much time at the stove after a long day at work, and I already made this dish several times this week after work on weeknights - that's how easy this risotto is! The recipe is perfect for weeknight cooking, and the dish tastes like […] Read More

How to cook wild rice

How to cook wild rice

I've been cooking wild rice quite often lately, and I really enjoy mixing it up with all kinds of dry fruit, vegetables, spices, sauces. It's a really versatile and delicious whole grain with quite an impressive nutritional record.  Here are some highlights: First of all, wild rice is gluten free which is great for a […] Read More

Shrimp teriyaki over rice noodles

Shrimp teriyaki over rice noodles

Shrimp cooked in teriyaki sauce is a very easy dish to prepare, perfect for someone like me who works full-time and doesn't have time or energy to engage in lengthy and complicated recipes at the end of the workday.  This recipe uses a bottled teriyaki sauce, which is dressed up quite a bit with quite […] Read More

Easy paella with chicken, shrimp, and sausage

Paella with chicken, shrimp, and sausage

I used to think that paella was a highly complicated dish involving saffron threads, numerous ingredients, complicated mix of meats and seafood, and some secret spices. Well, turns out nothing could be further from the truth! It's one of the easiest meals I have ever prepared! All you do is basically throw all the ingredients […] Read More

Shrimp with mango salsa and rice

Southwestern shrimp with pineapple salsa

I've been working diligently this week on using up several pounds of mango I've had for about 2 weeks. They were not quite ripe enough, but now, after more than 2 weeks in the refrigerator, they are ready to serve their purpose! I've already made fish tacos, grilled salmon, seared black cod - all topped […] Read More

Broiled salmon with mango salsa and rice

Right now, April-May, is the best time to buy fresh mangoes and pineapple - a self-imposed mission my husband has successfully accomplished for the past 3 weeks. I now always have a fresh pineapple (or two, or even three!) on my counter, and a couple of mangoes sitting in the refrigerator or ripening quietly in […] Read More

Salmon fillet with Sake sauce and wild rice

Salmon with Sake sauce and wild rice

Asian recipes with salmon are often hit or miss, because salmon could be so fickle: you don't want to overcook it and end up with a dry salmon that does not taste good. I am also a big fan of savory flavors, so I was looking for an Asian fish recipe that would not be […] Read More

slow cooker chicken with rice, capers, peaches

This recipe uses slow cooker, which always minimizes the mess in the kitchen and for that, I love my slow cooker.  This is one of the easiest recipes ever and also one of the best whole chicken dishes I have had in my life. What makes this chicken recipe so special is that when chicken, […] Read More