Ordinarily, I wouldn't think to serve anything other than mashed potatoes with turkey, but since we just had mashed potatoes the other day (and potatoes again for dinner last night), I went in search of an alternate plan! My goal was to find a recipe that would be quick and easy--I knew my turkey would be ready by the time we got home from soccer practice, so when I found this recipe, I knew it would be perfect! I got the rice all ready to stick in the oven as soon as we got home, so by the time I bathed my son and cut up the turkey, it was just about time to sit down and eat. By no means is there anything particularly "fancy" about this recipe, but it's a nice alternative to making ordinary white rice on the stove.
2-3 Tablespoons oil 1 cup long grain rice 2 cups stock
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly brown the rice in oil in a 1-quart, ovenproof saucepan. Bring the stock to a boil and pour over the rice, take caution because this can create a lot of hot steam. Bake covered for 30 to 40 minutes, until rice is tender and fluffy.
NOTE: I used 1 1/2 cups of rice and 3 cups of stock and baked it in a 2 quart glass baking dish--this would be an adequate amount of rice for a family of four.
If you were to look up the word "picky" in the dictionary, you would see a picture of my husband off to the left. Growing up, I was exposed to all sorts of different foods and encouraged to experiment with different flavors, but after meeting my husband, I somewhat locked myself into an eight to ten meal rotation and was reluctant to deviate. I have since given birth to two of the least picky eaters on the face of the Earth, thus inspiring me to transform my cooking style. I know many people, like myself, lead such hectic lives, so I strive to find recipes that are quick and easy--especially those that you can whip up with ingredients that you ordinarily have on hand!
A bit about me...I married my husband, Marcus, on June 1, 2003 and we welcomed our son Jacob on March 22, 2005. Our daughter, Madeline, was born on March 1, 2008. I stay home with the kids for the most part, but also work occasional shifts as a registered nurse at a local hospital. I truly hope you enjoy my blog. A special "thank you" to my sister, Sarah, for giving me the idea! Her creativity is hard to live up to, but I'm a very determined person and hope to make her proud :)