Side Dish

Grilled Chipotle Shrimp plated with Restaurant Style Mexican rice and mixed veggies

How to Make Perfect Restaurant Style Mexican Rice

Serve this favorite Mexican rice with Spicy Grilled Chipotle Shrimp and some mixed veggies for a crazy good dinner. This really is the perfect Mexican rice recipe. The rice turn out light, fluffy, and flavorful; just like a restaurant. I have made this rice many, many times with consistent results. You can also stir in …

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Fried Eggplant in electric skillet shallow frying

The Best Fried Eggplant

Panko bread crumbs create the crunchy coating for these perfect "shallow fried" eggplant. Shallow frying gives you the "crunch" factor without the food absorbing an excessive amount of oil. Cooked eggplant can also be frozen for a quick snack or appetizer later.Note: Recipe is based on a "Small" eggplant, which is 6 slices. Scale recipe …

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Strawberry-Pecan Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Quick and Healthy Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Fresh strawberries, toasted pecans, and homemade poppy seed dressing make this salad special. There are many reasons to love this recipe. Above all, it’s very easy to make and good for you too. A similar restaurant salad is loaded with saturated fat and sodium mainly coming from the dressing. Try our homemade poppy seed dressing …

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The Best Fried Rice Ever cooked and ready to serve

The Best Fried Rice Ever

This really is the best fried rice recipe and super easy to make. The cooking techniques are a little different than most fried rice recipes. But, I think you will agree that a fried rice dish that gives you fluffy eggs, perfectly cooked rice, restaurant flavor, and easy to clean up is a win win …

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Korean Spiced Shrimp and Rice Bowls

Korean-Spiced Shrimp & Rice Bowls

Original recipe is from Eatingwell Magazine.  My version is not as pretty as theirs, but it is pretty darn tasty.  My carrot ribbons looked really sad, so I just stirred them and the pickling liquid into the rice.  I also didn’t make the dish with black rice mainly because no store near me carried black …

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