Vegetable and Ham Fried Rice

Ham and Vegetable Fried Rice

Ham and Vegetable Fried Rice

We often eat fried rice here at the castle.  When I make rice for dinner I purposely make extra so I can make fried rice the next evening.  Once I learned to always start out with cold rice, making fried rice was a cinch.  But making it interesting, with new ingredients, prevents boredom.  This time I wanted more vegetables.  I had zucchini to use and the other vegetables were a bonus. Continue reading

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Sweet Peas and Wild Rice Salad

Sweet Peas and Wild Rice Salad

Sweet Peas and Wild Rice Salad

I don’t remember what I was searching for when I ran across the Crystal Farms website recipes.  I was charmed that everything had cheese, until I realized it was a cheese website!  Duh.  But I am a huge fan of wild rice and this salad was something I’d never seen.  It was mostly vegetables and wild rice, and very few carbs.  The recipe was from the Minnesota Wild Rice Council, and I always make sure my wild rice is from Minnesota. Continue reading

Anti-pasta Antipasto

Anti-pasta Antipasto

Anti-pasta Antipasto

We recently received an antipasto dish from our daughter, Emily, that was awesome.  I don’t use that word often but this salad was truly that awesome.  She called it Anti-pasta Antipasto because the noodles she used weren’t actually noodles.  They were zucchini noodles, often called “zoodles”.  I was almost fooled; their texture after being marinated was very similar to pasta noodles.  I begged Emily for the recipe. Continue reading