Sunday, June 19, 2011

Delicious Sounding Rice Recipes

I haven't tried these recipes yet (just found them) but I will soon.  I found these on The Sam's Club website.  Little by little I have been buying Augason Farms long term (approx. up to 25 years) storage/disaster planning  food (just in case).  The political climate is making me very nervous with all this talk about cutting Social Security, Food Stamps, Medicaid, Medicare.  I'm just way too sick to work & even if I could (which I can not), the unemployment rate is such that even young healthy people are having difficulty finding jobs. No one is going to hire a broken down woman of feel compelled to prepare.

NOTE: for the Rice Pilaf I would add garbonzo beans or any white bean to make it a complete protein, I would also use brown rice.

Pilaf Medley

2 cups Augason Farms™ Long Grain White Rice
1 green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
2 cups water
3 onions, peeled and thinly sliced
1 (17 ounce) can corn
2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1” long thin strips
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons light vegetable oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 tablespoons cashews, chopped

Begin by cooking the rice following normal method. Set aside. Boil water in a small saucepan. Add corn, carrots and cook for 8-10 minutes until tender. Drain and set aside. In a heavy non-stick pan heat the oil. Add the turmeric, jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, onions, cashew nuts, onions, garlic, cloves and cinnamon sticks. Sauté until the onions soften. Turn off heat. Add the cooked vegetables and salt, sauté for 3 minutes. Add the cooked rice and mix. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot. Serves 4.

Red Beans & Garlic Rice

1 pound Augason Farms™ Light Red Kidney Beans
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 garlic cloves
3/4 cup sun-dried tomato, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 1/2 cups Augason Farms™ Long Grain White Rice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

In large bowl, place beans and enough water to cover by 2” and soak for 8 hours. Drain beans; transfer to 7-quart saucepot. Add enough water to cover by 2”, heat to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until beans are tender. Set sieve over large bowl. Into sieve, drain beans; reserve liquid. In same saucepot, heat oil on medium-high. Add 2 cloves garlic and cook 3 minutes; finely chop remaining garlic and reserve. To saucepot, add sun-dried tomatoes, onion, paprika, ground red pepper, and beans. Cook 3 minutes, stirring gently. Add 4 cups reserved liquid and chopped garlic; heat to boiling. Stir rice into bean mixture. Cover and cook on low 25 to 30 minutes or until rice is cooked thoroughly, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.


  1. All these look good. I seem to just like rice or beans or rice and beans. Maybe I am too tired or lazy to do much I don't even use salt in my rice and I will save these until I am in the mood! Thanks.

  2. Love, love, love Beans & Rice, I'm always looking for a good (when I say 'good' I really mean: 'EASY') recipes. Cheap, easy one pot meals....I like it!
    Yeah, I don't have any energy to spare stocking up on Beans & Rice...hahahahahahahaha
    Thanks for the comment!