Simple Side

Simple Side

This is one of those side dishes that can be thrown together last minute.  We all have some sort of rice in our pantry and veggies that need to be used.  As well as rice I always have a bag of frozen peas.  I served this with salmon and it really was amazing!  But remember you can use any rice or vegetables that you have available.

Ingredients

1 bag of Basmati rice(or any rice you have available)

1 bag of broccoli slaw(they sell it in the produce section)

Half of a small onion chopped

1 small bag of frozen peas

EVOO

Salt and Pepper

Directions

  • Prepare rice according to directions on bag.  Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat about 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium pan.
  • Saute the onion until tender.
  • Toss in the broccoli slaw and cook until crisp.
  • In the end throw in the frozen peas and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Carefully combine the rice and the veggies
  • Drizzle with a little olive oil and more salt if needed.

Enjoy!

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I'm a stay at home mom and my life revolves around feeding my family of four. I love to cook for my husband Matt and two boys(Matthew-11 and Dominick-9). I'm not good at entertaining big crowds. That makes me nervous! I TRY and cook healthy meals, and I TRY to buy organic. Matt likes almost everything except for olives, mustard and fancy cheeses-everything I love)! So I try to find recipes without those ingredients or sneak them into the food I make and then he picks them out... And when he likes something, he has no control. Can't stop. Won't stop! But he really tries to make good choices in what he eats. In the last five years or so we both have made changes for the better in our diet. Matthew eats very little and is very picky. It's hard to watch him eat cause he's always picking! My mom get's so annoyed watching him eat! I was the same damn way as a kid. I tortured my parents by becoming a vegetarian for 7 years! I still can't eat all meat. I'm picky. Dominick loves almost everything! And when he loves it, you know it. It's all over him and the floor. Unlike Matthew. Not a single crumb.... I am 100% Italian-I think.. I grew up in Long Island and always ate really great food!!! While the other kids in school were bringing Lunchables or buying lunch, I was eating a chicken cutlet sandwich! My mom is an amazing cook. Much better than me. I have to pull recipes and follow them. She just whips stuff up in minutes and its amazing! And my dad loves all of her food, and all food in general! Except if its too healthy, like salmon.... Most of the time when he's eating his eyes are closed. He says he can taste it better that way... My sisters both live in Long Island and our conversations usually consist of food, fashion, beauty or kids. Ali is similar to my mom. She whips up delicious meals. And they are usually healthy and light. She says she doesn't eat carbs, which is a lie. Every weekend shes at the pork store picking up twisted Italian bread, sausages, and ravioli. Her eyes light up when her 2 year old Joseph eats. Her goal in life is to feed him. And she hates casseroles. Refuses to make them. Lol Jen is very busy as a dance mom with her two girls. But when she gets in the kitchen, watch out! She cooks up a storm. Her salads are the BEST ever! Usually, it's accompanied with steak and rice or fried chicken cutlets! And there are leftovers for the whole week. The goal of my blog is to share some of my family's favorite foods. I'll let you know what works out well and not so well for me when it comes to feeding the fam!

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