Tomorrow is a big cooking day for a lot of us, then on Tuesday it is the Big Day, Christmas Day, and most of us will be gathering with family and preparing a Christmas dinner. It seems that when I talk to others about their dinner and what they will be having, everyone has a few dishes that are tradition. I have been into trying others dishes and adding new ones to our meal every year. This year we will be cooking Christmas dinner at the Ronald McDonald House, then we will be having our own dinner with family later this week, so when we go to the Ronald McDonald House to cook, we will be experiencing others traditional dishes. One thing that I know a lot incorporate into their meals, that we will be adding to ours this year is rice. I know that there are tons of rice dishes out there and this year I am going to try Cranberry Pecan Brown Rice Stuffing. I think that if it werent for the fact that I could find a easy recipe on the Minute Rice website, I probably would not attempt such a thing, but I am confident that I can pull it off by following this recipe:
I will need:
2 cups Minute® Brown Rice
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 tsp dried orange peel
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 Tbsp margarine
1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
2 Tbsps shallots, finely chopped (may substitute onion)
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1/2 cup pecans, chopped and toasted
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Prepare rice according to package directions.
In a medium microwave safe bowl, mix cranberries and orange peel with chicken stock and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Set aside. Heat a large sauce pan over HIGH heat and add margarine.
Stir in celery, shallot and poultry seasoning and sauté 3 minutes. Stir in cranberry mixture, pecans, parsley and rice and cook over medium heat for 3 more minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
To toast pecans: Pre-heat oven to 350ºF. Place pecans on a small cookie sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn pecans. Cool.
To make this amazing recipe that I found on the Minute Rice website, I am going to make it with the Minute Rice Steamers that I was given the chance to sample and review. I have already tried the Brown Rice from the Minute Steamers collection and I made the brown rice with a recipe that is just amazing. Since we are in the holiday season, I saw this recipe to be a fit one!
South-of-the-Border Turkey Dinner
· 1 bag Minute® Steamers Brown Rice
· 1 pound ground turkey, cooked and crumbled
· 1 can (11 ounces) southwestern corn blend
· 1 cup prepared salsa
· Prepare rice according to package directions.
· In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine turkey, corn and salsa.
· Cook on HIGH 2 minutes.
· Stir in rice.
· Add 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
· Use as filling in tortillas and top with shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes.
· Roll into burrito-sized tortillas and serve with sour cream
Well, to help get other dinners started off right, the wonderful people from Minute Rice would like to send one of my amazing readers a great gift pack of Minute Rice kitchen products!!
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