Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice is one of our favorite dishes when we get take-out.  After the success of our Japanese Steakhouse Fried Rice, we decided to tackle our other favorite fried rice recipe.  Like our other fried rice recipe, this one uses day old rice and cooks super fast.  The fried rice that you get from take-out utilizes smaller sized shrimp, but we used full size shrimp to turn this side dish into an entree!  Check out our recipe below.

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Rice Cooker Herb Rice

Rice Cooker Herb Rice

A couple of years ago I got a rice cooker for Christmas.  It was one of the most useful gifts I have ever received.  We use at least once a week.  However, with this new recipe we may be using it even more.  I have been looking for an all-in-one side dish recipe, that I could just dump into the rice cooker.  I was unable to find a recipe that worked for my needs.  So I decided to make my own super easy recipe.  Just add the ingredients into the rice cooker and start it up.  It does not get any easier than that.  This herb rice may be the best rice that I have ever made.

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Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

So I am slowly building up the ingredients to make my own burrito bowl.  So far we have made some kick butt salsa and guacamole.  Next in line is the cilantro lime rice.  I have tried this a bunch of different ways, but this is my favorite.  It uses lime zest and lime juice.  Make sure to zest the limes before juicing.  Learned that the hard way. This recipe does a great job recreating the cilantro lime rice from the burrito chains.  This makes enough for 4 burrito bowls.

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Herbed Rice

Herbed Rice

We recently got a new rice cooker.  It is a zojirushi rice cooker and it is freaking awesome!  and I wanted to expand our repertoire of rice dishes beyond just white long grain rice.  So I decided to come up with a new recipe that would utilize the rice cooker but impart a ton of flavor.  So I substituted the water for chicken broth and then added herbs and onions to enhance the flavors. This was some of the tastiest rice I have ever made.

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Sirloin Tips with Mushrooms

Sirloin Tips with Mushrooms

Back in the day I used to work at a go-kart track that was situated right next to Ponderosa Steak House.  One of my favorite lunch time meals was Sirloin Tips.  I haven’t thought of that for a while until I went to the store and saw that top sirloin steaks were on sale.  So … Read moreSirloin Tips with Mushrooms

Southwestern Cheesy Chicken Rice

Southwestern Cheesy Rice

We have had a loss of power for the last couple days.  Dana and I have been running out to various restaurants and stores to charge our phones and eat.  One of the restaurants that we frequented was a Mexican Restaurant.  I love tacos and tamales.  So those flavors were stuck in my head when … Read moreSouthwestern Cheesy Chicken Rice

Japanese Steakhouse Fried Rice

Hibachi Rice

About once a month Dana and I go out to the local Japanese Steakhouse for Hibachi.  We love it.  You can’t beat dinner and a show.  Dana is always raving about the fried rice.  So during our last trip, I asked the chef what each step was when he made the rice.  He gave me … Read moreJapanese Steakhouse Fried Rice

Chicken Burrito Bowl

Chicken Burrito Bowl

I love Chipotle!  It is delicious, so I decided to recreate a burrito bowl.  I utilized my fajitas seasoning, some black beans, salsa and guacamole to create one of the greatest meals known to man.  Dana said it was her favorite meal ever!  That says a lot.  The combination of rice, black beans, meat and cheese is Amazing! Chicken … Read moreChicken Burrito Bowl

Jambalaya

A couple of weeks ago I received a request from one of my readers (Cedric) to do a rice dish.  I love rice so I knew this was going to be a great suggestion.  I started to think about what I like in dish.  Meat, veggies and a great flavor.  One of Cedric’s suggestions was to do a Jambalaya.  This sounded great.  So I started to research Jambalaya’s.  Most used pre-cooked protein and/or required a lot of work.  I wanted a one pot dish that would be tasty and full of flavor.  So I decided to make a chicken, andouille and shrimp Jambalaya.  Yep, a kitchen sink Jambalaya.

Jambalaya

The Jambalaya had a little kick of heat and an excellent flavor.

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