Category Archives: side dishes

Delicious Black Beans (canned)

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Delicious Black Beans (from a can) There are days when we don’t have much in the fridge to make for dinner – it is days like that that we eat beans and rice. I do like cooking dry black beans but they do take longer and more planning. This recipe works awesome for canned black beans.  What you need: 2 cans black beans  (you could do one can, but half the other ingredients) 1/2 small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 tsp cumin 2 TBS water salt to taste What you do: Rinse and drain the cans of black beans.  Put the beans in a medium saucepan with the 2 TBS water. Add the onion, garlic, and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low.  Add cilantro and simmer for 5 minutes, serve. 

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Coconut Rice (on the stove, not in a rice cooker)

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Coconut Rice (on the stove top) I first tried this recipe when having a BBQ with my inlaws. I had never tried this particular recipe before,  but I was nervous that it would not turn out…but it did!! I made a few adjustments to the original recipe on, and I came up with this. It is YUMMY! A great side-dish to any chicken, beef, etc. It is really a crowd pleaser that will make you look like a fancy chef without all of the work. I give it a 10/10. Tonight we are serving it with Tai-Pai frozen chicken pot-stickers. You can find the JASMINE rice on the rice isle. What you need:  1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk 1 1/4 cups water  2-3 teaspoon sugar 1 pinch salt 1 1/2 cups uncooked jasmine rice (you really have to spring for this particular rice, it makes the dish) What…

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Balsamic Glazed Veggies

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Balsamic Glazed Veggies These are so yummy and flavorful you can add use them to as a side to many things! I eat mine with grilled chicken.  What you need:Approximately 2 pounds of the following (collectively adding to 2 lbs)  Zucchini Red Bell Pepper, sliced Baby Carrots Broccoli (any other combination of veggies you want)  1/2 cup water 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon butter I used approximately 1 sliced zucchini, 1 red bell pepper, 1/2 cup baby carrots and 1 head broccoli florets. What you do:  Place veggies in a pan with water and vinegar. Bring to a boil and cover. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 12 minutes. Remove lid and increase heat for about 7 minutes to allow water and vinegar to reduce and glaze the veggies. They will turn a brown color and I stirred veggies about every 2 minutes. Add butter to coat veggies (I…

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Oven Fried Potatos (Russet)

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Tonight as a side dish I am going to make these oven fried potatoes Ingredients: 1-1/2 lbs. russet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/4 inch slices 1 tsp. olive oil 1 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted How to Make: Preheat oven to 425°F. Cover potatoes with cold water in a bowl. Let sit 15 minutes. Drain potatoes and pat dry. Coat a baking pan with oil. Add potatoes and toss with melted butter and salt and pepper to taste. Bake 20 minutes. Turn potatoes with a spatula and bake another 15 minutes or until golden and tender. There is not really any nutritional value in this, but I think it will turn out well! Stars: Kyle: 5 starsMarie: 5 stars

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