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Easy Brown Rice, Mushroom, and Spinach Side Dish

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I happen to love brown rice – chewy, nutty, and it goes with almost anything. It’s only a bonus that it’s also rich in fiber AND gluten free. I call this Brown Rice, Mushroom and Spinach a side dish, but I would happily devour this as my only main course. I did actually serve it along side some drumsticks (recipe to follow in separate post), but that was more for my family than me. They need their protein : ) I added some butter, but obviously you could choose to use only a vegetable oil and you would have a vegan meal.

Easy Brown Rice, Mushroom, and Spinach Side Dish

Easy Brown Rice Side Dish

Easy Brown Rice Side Dish

What you need (for about 3-4 servings):

  • 2-3 cups of cooked Brown Rice
  • 1 package or about 2 cups of sliced Crimini Mushrooms
  • 2-3 big handfuls of Fresh Spinach
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • (1-2 tbsp. Butter)
  • Salt & Pepper

What to do:

  1. In skillet, over medium heat, add olive oil (and butter if using) – after about a minute add mushrooms. Sautee mushrooms for about 5-10 minutes. Add more fat (oil or butter) if it gets to dry.
  2. Add salt & pepper to taste (you could add one or two chopped or pressed garlic cloves at this point).
  3. Add the brown rice – stir to combine.
  4. Add fresh spinach – stir until spinach is wilted.
  5. Serve as a side dish or enjoy on its own : )

 

Easy Brown Rice Side Dish

Easy Brown Rice Side Dish

I served this delicious rice with some drumsticks:

Easy Brown Rice Side Dish with Sweet and Spicy Drumsticks

Easy Brown Rice Side Dish with Sweet and Spicy Drumsticks

Today is the day after Mother’s Day – so a little late I wish you had a happy one. I did – as it was spent with my husband Kevin, and my kids Maja and Kaj.

Happy Monday!

Annika

 

 

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Easy Burritos

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I love burritos, tacos, tostados, and Mexican food generally, but SOMETIMES I don’t feel like doing all that assembly work that is required. This burrito recipe/method happens to have shrimp, but you could use any ingredients you like (chicken for example, or go all vegetarian).  Basically, in stead of making pretty layers on each burrito you are assembling you are dumping ingredients into one pot/pan. Easy peasy burritos.

Easy Burritos

Easy Burritos

Easy Burritos

What you need (this is not an exact recipe, more suggestions..) for 4-6 burritos:

  • 2 cans of Beans drained (I used kidney and black beans)
  • Taco seasoning, or spices such as cumin, paprika, chipotle chili powder, garlic powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/2 – 1 cup of Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup of Salsa (or more if you like)
  • 4-6 Burrito size Tortillas
  • 1 cup of cooked Shrimp (or Chicken)

What to do:

  1. Add beans, sour cream, spices, and salsa to pan/pot. Heat over medium heat – season to your liking. Turn down heat – add cheese.burrito
  2. Add shrimp (or chicken) – stir until heated through.burrito
  3. In separate skillet – heat/char tortillas over medium heat, a couple of minutes per side (keep warm in clean kitchen towel). Please don’t skip this step – the tortillas will taste so much better and fresher.
  4. Add bean/salsa/cheese mixture to tortillas and fold into a burrito. Serve with some chips and guacamole and salsa : ) Easy, right?!
Easy Burrito

Easy Burrito

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Annika

 

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