Category Archives: Rice/Pasta

Easy, Foolproof Polenta

Easy, Foolproof Polenta

One of the hassles of preparing polenta is having to constantly stand over the stove and stir the pot until you get the desired consistency.  This recipe, thanks to our friend Mary Jo, is baked in the oven and comes out perfect every time! 1 c polenta 4 c chicken broth 1/6 c. cream 1/2…Continue Reading

Mediterranean Rice Salad

Mediterranean Rice Salad

We are part of the Tampa Bay Times Cook Club (#cookclub) and really enjoy participating in submitting our version of the given recipes.  The Simple Celebration was even featured in a recent article!  Our latest entry was a Mediterranean rice salad.  We not only made it for our submission, we also made it for our families…Continue Reading

Spicy Asian Peanut Sesame Noodles

Spicy Asian Peanut Sesame Noodles

This is truly scrumptious!  One of best parts about this recipe is that it is served at room temperature.  We like it as a side dish, but you can make it a main meal by adding cooked chicken, shrimp or beef.  Is it very spicy? It has about a medium heat.  To make it more…Continue Reading

Garden Fresh Vegetable Risotto

Garden Fresh Vegetable Risotto

This recipe is a great way to make sure the family gets their vegetables in a delicious way! All of the colorful vegetables make a nice presentation for your dinner table.  This risotto makes a wonderful meal when served along with a salad, but if you have men in your life that ask “where’s the…Continue Reading

Rice Pilaf – The Perfect Starch

Rice Pilaf – The Perfect Starch

This yummy side dish is a fantastic addition to any meal over and over again.  Leftovers?  No problem, just microwave for a couple of minutes (stirring after one minute).  The chives, cheese, and pine nuts are optional, but “step up” this rice dish into something special for your simple celebration. 1 1/2 c. Basmati or…Continue Reading