What’s for lunch?

Usually after we get done with breakfast and clean up it is not too long before I hear, “What’s for lunch?”

My daughter Amy said she wanted to make rice for lunch.  I asked here how she was going to fix it and she didn’t know.  “Can we just fix rice?”

We can’t do that… let’s get creative.



Photo by Amy Lane

Savory Rice & Vegetables 



1 onion finely chopped

1 stalk celery finely sliced

1-2 carrots finely sliced

1 green pepper

2 T olive oil

4 T butter

1/4 t Thyme

6 cups water

3 cups rice

1 dash salt

In large pan, I used a 6 qt roaster, add 6 cups water, 2 T butter, and 1 pinch of salt; bring to a boil.

In large skillet add 2 T olive oil and 2 T butter, melt till butter is bubbly.                             (adding olive oil and butter together keeps the butter from burning and gives a rich flavor)

Saute vegetable till onions are translucent.

Add 3 cups rice to the water mixture and stir well.

Add vegetables to the rice, stir well, and cover pan with lid for 15 minutes till water is absorbed and rice is tender.

savory-rice-vegt-1Serve with Soy sauce and salt and pepper.



About Lowell Lane

Food is my passion; I love to grow it, cook it, eat it, and share it with others. Business is also my passion; I am an entrepreneur, business consultant, and mentor.
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