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Cooking Rice Tip

19 Apr

Whenever I cook rice, I always refer to my Centsible Meals book. I think I am just a little obsessive compulsive. Rice is simple to make, but you want to make sure that you get your measurements just right. Too much water and the rice will be soupy, not enough and it will burn. I recommend giving brown rice a try instead of white. Brown rice has fiber so it is much healthier for you then white rice is.

Here are the directions for cooking rice from Centsible Meals: “Rice requires a 1:2 ratio with water. For example, one cup of rice needs to cook in two cups of water. You can feed one person with 1/3 cup of uncooked rice. Combine rice and water in a covered pot. Cook over high heat until boiling and then reduce heat to low. Simmer 20 minutes for white rice and 45 minutes for brown rice.”

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Simple Side Dishes

30 Mar

These are some very simple side dishes. They are also healthy for you since they use olive oil and veggies.

This first simple side dish is packed with veggies and has a very good flavor. The hardest part of making it is chopping the veggies. My family loved it, especially my hubby. Just make sure the veggies are cooked tender before serving. Click here for the recipe.

The second simple side dish is Smashed Red Potatoes. This is a healthier alternative to your traditional smashed potatoes. You use olive oil instead of milk and butter. It tastes soooo…. good too! My family had no trouble eating it up. Here is the recipe for you to print and try yourself.

Barley and Asparagus

21 Feb

This is a very good, healthy side dish. Barley is packed with fiber. If you don’t like Asparagus, you can leave it out. View and print the recipe here.

Sunny Carrot Sticks

24 Jan

These carrots were an easy side to make and had a very good flavor. My family ate them up. Click here to view and print the recipe.

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