Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Alphabe-Thursday..."R" as in RICE

I can't believe we're already up to the letter "R" for this week's Alphabe-Thursday post.  I believe I've only missed one week this time around which is some kind of record.  If memory serves me correctly I only completed the entire alphabet the second time Ms. Jenny ran this event.  The first time I came in a week late and joined the class for the letter B.  Hopefully, one of these times I can complete the entire alphabet again.  I'm guessing this is round 5?  Has anyone been keeping track?  I think I missed one complete round, but have participated somehow in all the others.  It gets me posting at least once a week.  It's the one event I try and make time for on a pretty regular basis.

 This week in keeping with my recipe theme I'm doing "R" for RICE.  Make that brown RICE.  Back a while ago we met with a dietitian concerning a healthy diet.  At that time we discovered brown RICE.  Much to our surprise we found that we liked it much better than white RICE.  It kind of has a nutty taste and isn't as bland tasting as white RICE.  The only disadvantage is that it has to be cooked longer than white rice.

I looked around the Internet for some brown RICE recipes and found quite a few.  One of our favorites was on Epicurious and is called Nutty Brown Rice.  You can find the recipe here.

The rice is cooked in a saucepan for a little more than 40 minutes.  The recipe says 40, but I've found it takes a little longer.  Then chopped mixed nuts are browned in butter (perhaps this recipe isn't quite as healthy as some others).
Then the cooked rice is added to the nuts.
It ends up having a nice flavor with a little bit of crunch.

Another brown RICE recipe that I make often is Alton Brown's Baked Brown RICE.  I found this one on It's simple to put together and bakes in the oven for one hour.  Its' foolproof and comes out perfect every time.  You can find that recipe here.

I'd like to tell you that we now eat very healthy meals, but that would be a lie.  We were pretty good at one time, but kind of got away from it when Reid was having chemo.  Then it was more important that he just eat and we kind of tossed out the healthy meals and just haven't gotten completely back to it again.  We have a few healthy meals each week, but we really need to up it a little.

Now head over to Ms. Jenny's blog so you can visit some of the other Alphabe-Thursday participants.


  1. I'm a veggie person and eating brown rice is a must for me...
    Good Post
    following you from Jennys
    Happy Spring

  2. I have been following your blog and recipes - I think you eat great Betty. That rice recipe has some good things in it. sandie

  3. That does sound good. I can't believe how hard it is to eat healthy. It takes a lot of time.

  4. I love brown rice!! Can't wait to try the baked brown rice. Sounds yummy. Thanks so much.

  5. Great choice for letter R. I love rice. Thanks for sharing these yummy recipes!

  6. Oh you are making me hungry!

  7. Love brown rice and many thanks for the new recipes.

  8. I prefer brown rice, too. Much better taste and texture.

    My husband, on the other hand, does not agree...


  9. I love brown rice too ! it's so tasty !

  10. The only rice I make any more is Alton's baked brown rice. I live at high altitude and it's the only recipe that always comes out perfect for me!

    Great R word...

  11. Visiting from Mrs Matlock’s, did enjoy your *R* post – love brown rice and your scrumptious recipes!

    Look forward to *seeing* you again soon!

  12. I'm not much of a rice person, but brown rice is definitely the way to go. So much healthier and flavorful!

  13. Mmmm I love the idea of nuts in the rice. I always feel so virtuous when I cook brown rice!

  14. Hi Betty,
    I will be trying Alton's rice recipe,sounds delicious and my hubby loves brown rice. Never thought of putting rice in the oven.
    So glad your son is doing well, he is always in my prayers.

  15. I think brown Rice is Really good too....

    I can't wait to try that Ridiculously delicious sounding Recipe, Nutty Brown Rice!!! Yum!

    Great post for the letter "R"!

    Thanks for linking.



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