Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Martini Prizes & Caribbean Rice, Oh My!

Last night I fixed a recipe for Caribbean rice I found at Deanna's Corner Cooking, as a side dish to some store bought rotisserie chicken. While Terry didn't love it, I did enjoy it. It called for Jasmine rice which I really love & can eat on its own. While I don't rate it as high as most of the recipes I post, I do feel that one person's 6 is another person's 10. It certainly beats making the same rice dishes all the time & keeps me away from the sodium filled prepared boxes. Plus, it has veggies in it. So, it is worth a try because it's so simple, you have nothing to lose!


Caribbean Rice with Black Beans & Coconut Milk
5-6 cups cooked jasmine rice (2 cups uncooked rice)
1 tsp dried thyme (or one Tblsp fresh)
1-2 Tb canola oil
4-5 small sweet peppers of red, orange and yellow
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch of green onions, sliced thinly
4 cans black beans, drained and rinsed1 can coconut milk
While the rice is cooking, saute the peppers & garlic in the oil until soft. Add the thyme to the rice before covering to simmer. Add the green onions & saute 2-3 minutes more. Stir in the black beans and warm through then add the rice and coconut milk. Stir over med-low heat until well combined and heated through. Serve hot.

I halved this recipe & it still can serve at least 4-5 people. However, I still only used 1 can of beans which was more than enough although halving calls for 2 cans. And I still used about 4 small sweet peppers anyway.

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And here's a couple shots of what my account of the most perfect Martini party won me.

I used my new cocktail shaker to mix up some mojitos Monday night. This is where some of the magic happens - blogging that is. Here at home on Terry's Mac. Most of it though is done at work, naturally!

16 comments:

Bitsy said...

I'm getting hungry! That looks delish!

Kally said...

That dish looks so good! And the cocktail shaker looks like it made for a good night.

sassy stephanie said...

I think it looks yummy. And I agree. Better than the sodium packed boxes.

Love the set Molly sent! Me loves green!

Molly said...

The food looks delicious but the martini stuff looks even better! So glad you got it!

Life On The Tail Of A Comet said...

I knew you'd win! Congrats!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the prize, wahoo!

angie said...

Congrats! I love the whole idea of a martini, but alas, I don't drink alcohol. :)

Rhea said...

You have a great smile, and I LOVE that huge computer screen. NICE!!

Mojitos...sounds good!

The Mrs. said...

i have matched you up with a preggy! No worries! Just contact her!

Casey's trio said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog for Angie's guest post! I hope you'll drop in and visit us again. Love your blog...lots of fun topics being discussed and I always love a good recipe. I'll be back:)

Jen said...

Oooo, loves like another yummy one to try.

Pumpkin Delight said...

Chicken and rice look delish! I'm gonna try it next week.
The martini stuff is adorable.
I love that you just whipped up a mojito. Would you be my new best friend who can invite me over when you make fancy things like that? :)

Tiffany said...

That is ADORABLE!!!! I want to come over and drink!

Deanna said...

I am going to admit that my hubs loved that way more than I did. I was looking to find a recipe to use that can of coconut milk so that I wouldn't waste it! I just have a "thing" about wasting. Ha!

The Nice One said...

Wow, sweeeet gifts. I am jealous!!!

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