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Spanish Rice with Mexican Flair

Spanish Rice

 

1 Tbsp butter
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, sliced thin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt & pepper to taste
1 cup Basmati rice, uncooked
1 chicken bouillon cube
2 cups water
1/2-3/4 cups chopped tomatoes
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp cumin powder

Saute the onion, pepper and jalapeno pepper in 1 Tbsp butter.  Once softened, add garlic, rice and chili and cumin powder and let the rice saute for about 3 minutes (browning it slightly).  Add 2 cups water, 1 chicken bouillon cube and chopped tomatoes.  Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes until the rice is cooked, stir frequently.  Set aside.

I’m serving a garlic butter, sauteed shrimp and sea scallops, but you could also saute some chicken breast, or cook up some chorizo or add whatever type of meat you have on hand.  Hope you enjoy it! #cookingonaboat #yummy

Chicken, Swiss Cheese, Bacon, Pasta Dinner

Started out the day, making a pound of bacon.  We were going to have BLT’s for lunch, but after the shrimp omelet for breakfast, we weren’t really hungry for lunch.  I was thinking some sort of pasta/chicken dish, so I started to think about how I could add bacon and Swiss cheese to that meal.  Did some internet research and didn’t find a whole lot of options.  Some chicken casserole’s with stuffing and a condensed soup with wine, decent but not what I was looking for.  Some bacon, Swiss Chard, and tomato, I am not feeling the love there either.   I am thinking I will cut the chicken breast in half, beat both sides and cut it into bite size pieces.  Cook some pasta up, spiral, penne, something (not macaroni or spaghetti).  When sauteing the chicken, add the already cooked bacon, some onion, and on the side make a kind of  Swiss cheese, dry white wine sauce, to pour over everything when it is almost done.  We will also have a salad on the side, lettuce, tomato, red pepper, red onion and a light balsamic dressing.  Continue reading Chicken, Swiss Cheese, Bacon, Pasta Dinner