THE BEST EFFIN SPANISH RICE RECIPE EVAH!!!

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Sorry,,but I got real excited about how good this Spanish Rice Recipe is.

It’s a ways off of the usual Spanish Rice Recipe beaten path but WOW!!  It is good.

And, the whole meal, meat, rice and veggies are all done in one skillet in thirty minutes, or less.

IT WAS DELISH!! Ya gotta do it!

Put the water on for the rice or get some of your supply of cooked rice that you keep in the freezer. I used some instant rice this time and as soon as the water started to boil I put the rice in and turned the heat off.

Put the skillet on at medium high and add a little olive oil. Clip an end off the chorizo links and squeeze the chorizo into the pan. Break it up and let it start cooking.

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Chop up the onion, poblano peppers and the jalapeños.

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Add them to the pan. Add the salt, pepper and cumin. Stir it all together a few times as it cooks.

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When the onion has started to get translucent add the chicken broth and the salsa.

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Stir it up and add the rice.

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Mix it all together a few times as everything warms up.

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Then when it is all steaming hot, serve and enjoy your Spanish rice.

We sure did! After all, it is the BEST EFFIN SPANISH RICE RECIPE EVAH!!

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We had some Dos Equis with ours.

“We don’t always drink beer but when we do”,,,,sorry I just had to.

 

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  1. Put the water on for the rice or get some of your supply of cooked rice that you keep in the freezer. I used some instant rice this time and as soon as the water started to boil I put the rice in and turned the heat off.
  2. Put the skillet on at medium high and add a little olive oil. Clip an end off the chorizo links and squeeze the chorizo into the pan. Break it up and let it start cooking.
  3. Chop up the onion, poblano peppers and the jalapeños. Add them to the pan. Add the salt, pepper and cumin. Stir it all together a few times as it cooks.
  4. When the onion has started to get translucent add the chicken broth and the salsa. Stir it up and add the rice. Mix it all together a few times as everything warms up.
  5. Then when it is all steaming hot, serve and enjoy your Spanish rice.
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Baked Chicken Breasts with Hummus – Whole Meal on One Baking Sheet – 30 Min.

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Baked Chicken Breasts with Hummus turned out real good,,, and I don’t like hummus!

But, used like this as a light coating on the Baked Chicken Breasts was a nice new twist on our many ways to use chicken breasts for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

Gammy likes hummus so, yes, there is always some in the fridge. But I never have or want any of it.

Well, I saw this recipe on Google while looking for new ideas for my blog and made it last night. It resulted in the only time, ever, that I enjoyed hummus.

Plus it’s gluten free and gets a green light for paleo.

Just pick any veggies that won’t cook real quickly and get mushy in the oven i.e. peas, spinach, etc.

Turn the oven on set at 450°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil.

Cut up the veggies and put them on the baking sheet. Drizzle them with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and grated parmesan cheese.

Toss it all together with a pair of tongs or just get adventurous and do it by hand. Spread the veggies out flat.

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Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts and lay them on top of the vegetables. Spread a thin coat of your favorite hummus on top of the chicken then…….

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….into the oven it goes. For 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the breasts. When they are firm to a finger poke or read at least 170° on a meat thermometer take  the pan out of the oven and serve your Baked Chicken Breasts with Hummus.

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We had our go to chianti with this quick and easy weeknight meal and it all was real good. Hummus not withstanding.

 

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  1. Turn the oven on set at 450°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. Cut up the veggies and put them on the baking sheet. Drizzle them with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and grated parmesan cheese. Toss it all together with a pair of tongs or just do it by hand. Spread the veggies out flat.
  2. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts and lay them on top of the vegetables. Spread a thin coat of your favorite hummus on top of the chicken then into the oven it goes. For 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the breasts. When they are firm to a finger poke or read at least 170° on a meat thermometer take the pan out of the oven and serve your Baked Chicken Breasts with Hummus.
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Just pick any veggies that won't cook real quickly and get mushy in the oven i.e. peas, spinach, etc.

 

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Chorizo Dinner While Wasted Away Again in Margaritaville

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Yes, we had a chorizo dinner while we were wasted away again in Margaritaville.

We were living in Mexico in a town called Chapala. A really nice area on Lake Chapala which is about an hour south of Guadalajara .

A few times a year we would take the 3 hour drive over to the coast with our super good friends, Butch and Janie, to a little town called Melaque.

Butch and Janie were the reason we were living in Mexico. They had moved down there years before us. We visited them and fell in love with the area and all of the things about it.

Butch was pretty careful with a dollar so he would make all the arrangements with his favorite family owned hotel that was right on the beach just south of melaque central.

He always managed to get us a 2 bedroom 2 bath suite (kinda) that would have a kitchen and a living area. Plus a balcony that looked out on the beach where we could watch the sunset as we sipped our Margaritas. All for about $35 a night.

Janie and Gammy would put breakfast together and Butch and I would stumble through Margaritaville while getting supper on the table.

One day the Jersey Italian side of me surfaced and I said, “I’m gonna make sausage and peppers tonight”

Butch said, “Jack, there isn’t any Italian sausage here. The only sausage here is chorizo.”

“So, it’ll be our Mexican version of sausage and peppers.”

We bought all of the ingredients for the “chorizo and peppers”. And also the margaritas – of course.

As soon as we got back to the hotel Butch put together a big pitcher of margaritas. We all knocked it off while I was getting the chorizo dinner ready.

Then we went through another pitcher. While we dined on our chorizo dinner.

We were pretty far into Margaritaville and our third pitcher while we were playing “trivial pursuit.”

It was Butch’s turn to ask and my turn to answer.

He read the question and slurred out, “Doesh Uranus have an aroma?”

It took a second for us to realize what he should have said but messed up and we all burst out laughing nearly falling off our chairs.

When I had recovered I answered the question stating that, “yesh my anus doesh have (hic) an aroma.”

I hope that my recollection of that great time with our super good friends Butch and Janie hasn’t ruined your appetite for this one pot chorizo dinner.

Put a skillet on at medium high and eyeball in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil.

Trim one end of the casing off of the chorizo and squeeze it into the skillet.

Let the chorizo cook as you peel and thinly slice up the potato.

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Push the chorizo off to the side and put in the potato slices. 

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Cut up the peppers, onions and the garlic.

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When the potato slices are starting to look a little wimpy and the chorizo is wanting to break up add in the rest of the veggies. Sprinkle in the salt, pepper and cumin.

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Stir or toss it all together a few times as it sizzles and…….

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1…..when everything is cooked – about 6-8 more minutes – dish out and enjoy your Chorizo Dinner.

I couldn’t stop myself from garnishing with some grated parmesan but I did use cilantro instead of parsley.

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  1. Trim one end of the casing off of the chorizo and squeeze it into the skillet.Let the chorizo cook as you peel and thinly slice up the potato. Push the chorizo off to the side and put in the potato slices.
  2. Cut up the peppers, onions and the garlic. When the potato slices are starting to look a little wimpy and the chorizo is wanting to break up add in the rest of the veggies. Sprinkle in the salt, pepper and cumin. Stir or toss it all together a few times as it sizzles and when everything is cooked - about 6-8 more minutes - dish out and enjoy your Chorizo Dinner.
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Pork Tenderloin Fried Rice – 20 Minutes – Quick and Easy

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Pork Tenderloin Fried Rice

Gammy likes pork tenderloin so, duh, yeah I make it for her lotsa different ways. After all she is kinda special.

How ’bout this!? She gave me some decadent chocolate truffles for my birthday! Oh Yeah, She’s a keeper.

We hadn’t ever had pork tenderloin like this before and, WOW!, it turned out great.

You could make this a one pot meal and cook the rice right in the sauté pan or skillet and drain the liquid off, push the rice to the side of the pan then sear the pork tenderloin. Or….

…..you could have the rice cooking in a separate pot while you get the pork tenderloin and the veggies doing their thing. Or….

……you could use some of that cooked rice that you have in the freezer like I suggested in my Ten Tips for quick and easy meals. Tonight I had some in the freezer so things turned out to be especially quick and easy.

Put a large skillet or sauté pan on at medium high and swirl in just enough olive oil to cover the bottom. Let’s chop up the onion, slice the pork tenderloin and put them in the pan.

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Add some salt and pepper and stir a few times as it all cooks.

While it’s cooking core and seed the tomatoes then chop them up.  Like we did for this bruschetta recipe.

 When the onion is translucent and the pork tenderloin pieces have browned – about 6-7 minutes – put in the peas, tomatoes and the cooked rice.

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Optional at this point you could whisk an egg and drizzle it in as you stir things up. And/or drizzle some soy sauce in as you stir.

I didn’t, I just flew with it like this and it turned out fine,,,,no,,it turned out WAY better than just fine.

When the peas and the tomatoes have warmed up – don’t let them cook too much and get soggy – serve up your pork tenderloin fried rice.

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It was real good and real easy!

 

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  1. Put a large skillet or sauté pan on at medium high and swirl in just enough olive oil to cover the bottom. Let's chop up the onion, slice the pork tenderloin and put them in the pan. Add some salt and pepper and stir a few times as it all cooks.
  2. While it's cooking core and seed the tomatoes then chop them up. When the onion is translucent and the pork tenderloin pieces have browned - about 6-7 minutes - put in the peas, tomatoes and the cooked rice.
  3. When the peas and the tomatoes have warmed up - don't let them cook too much and get soggy - serve up your pork tenderloin fried rice.
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