Crock Pot Rice Pudding recipe made dairy-free and refined sugar-free. This easy slow cooker rice pudding requires minimal ingredients and turns out so thick and creamy! The first time I tried rice pudding, my whole world flipped upside down and sideways. One of my best friends is from Bolivia, and back in our high school …
Chicken and Rice Enchilada Casserole features all the flavors of authentic enchiladas in the form of an easy chicken and rice casserole! This healthy dinner recipe requires little prep and is amazing for meal prep!
Instant Pot Spanish Rice with Chicken is an easy one-pot meal. Make it ahead of time for meal prep or whip it up on any weeknight.
Creamy Mushroom Risotto is an amazingly flavorful side dish perfect for any special dinner. This post includes instructions for preparing risotto on the stove top and in the Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Hamburger Helper With Rice – a dairy-free, healthier version of classic Hamburger Helper for an amazingly filling dinner.
When I was a kid, I had the metabolism of a wolverine. Protein, carb and fat-rich meals that stick to your ribcage like Lasagna, Tuna Noodle Casserole, and Hamburger Helper were some of my favorites because I was guaranteed to feel full after those dinners – a rare occasion indeed.
And Hamburger Helper? The relationship was fiery.
There’s something very nostalgic about a childhood meal and most of us begin craving comfort foods in the fall and winter when the weather gets chilly.
Or in my case, all the time. Girl loves to feel FULL!
Enter: Homemade Hamburger Helper.
What is Hamburger Helper?:
Most of you are already very familiar, but in case you’ve never tried it, Hamburger Helper is a beefy noodle dish in a creamy seasoned sauce, resulting in a dinner that just sticks straight to your ribcage. It is DELICIOUS.
In order to make iconic Hamburger Helper at home using ingredients that sit well with me, I took many liberties so that I could create a meal I felt good serving both myself and others. This is how it goes..
How This Recipe Differs From Traditional Hamburger Helper:
- First and foremost, there is no pasta involved. I swapped it out for rice.
- The recipe is entirely dairy-free, but you can easily use milk/cream and/or cheese (see Recipe Adaptations) section below.
- Made in an Instant Pot! Traditionally, my parents made hamburger helper on the stove top, and sometimes finished it off in the oven with more cheese. This recipe requires almost zero effort, hovering, minimal cleanup, and is so QUICK and easy!
Now that you have some background information and know how we’re firing out Version 2.0, lets dive into more details..
Instant pot chicken and rice with broccoli, lemon zest and rosemary comes together quickly and makes for a one-pot meal with minimal cleanup.
One-pot Aromatic Saffron Chicken and Coconut Rice with turmeric, coconut milk, peas, raisins and saffron threads – A flavorful, unique fusion dinner recipe that is amazing for sharing or meal prepping.
While this recipe comes off as a dish that has a rich cultural background, its origin is simply my imagination.
Aromatic saffron chicken with coconut rice was simply born out of my craving for something big in flavor, with a counterbalance of salt, sweet, and cream.
You could say it is a magical amalgamation of Indian, Middle Eastern and Thai faire. A fusion recipe, if you will.
I hadn’t thought about my “style” of cooking until recently, but I have come to realize it is exactly meals such as this. Fresh, flavorful dishes that combine big aromatic flavors and often can’t be pinned to any one type of cuisine but rather several.
While I absolutely LOVE authentic anything (Thai, Indian, Mexican, Chinese, you name it), I also enjoy me-ifying meals by swapping out ingredients that are difficult to find, figuring out ways of cutting down prep time without sacrificing flavor, and always injecting nutrients whenever possible.
So without further adieu, let’s dive right into this amazing meal, which was nearly impossible for me to name but will surely make your taste buds swoon!
It’s easy, m’kay!
Fresh and flavorful basil fried rice with coconut milk, carrot, broccoli, peas, and more! This easy fried rice recipe is healthful with a twist!
Whenever I find myself disgruntled and ask myself what I can do to make myself feel less cremudginy, the answer is often (always) the same: carbs.
Specifically of the fried rice varietal.
Don’t fret…you can still enjoy a pile of fried rice on the days you don’t feel like throwing yourself on the ground like a rag doll and tantruming it out. The true fact is, fried rice simply makes everything better.
And that is a fact of life upon which you can quote me 😉
Oh hey, how do you feel about basil in your fried rice?
Quite frankly, I feel grrrrrrrrrrreat about it!
This fried rice recipe comes together quickly and is ultra unique if I do say so myself. First, it includes a plethora of fresh vegetables, like carrots, broccoli, onion, and peas in addition to fresh basil.
Not to mention, everything is cooked in coconut milk instead of oil. CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE?!
How do you feel about coconut milk in your fried rice?
Stay with me!