Thyme-Rubbed Beef Round Tip with Roasted Onion and Pear Wild Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 beef Sirloin Tip Roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 small firm pears, cut lengthwise in half, cored
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
  • 1 package (6 to 7 ounces) long grain and wild rice mix

Herbed Beef Tenderloin with Holiday Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 beef Tenderloin Roast Center-Cut (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse grind black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup each chopped onion and chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen French-style green beans, defrosted
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Spanish Chicken and Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2½-inch pieces
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup dry white wine (such as Sauvignon Blanc)
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup pimiento-stuffed Spanish olives, chopped (optional)

Golden Chicken With Tomatoes and Olives

Ingredients

  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2½-inch pieces
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup large pimiento-stuffed olives, quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup dry white wine
  • ¾ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Chicken and Rice Casserole

Ingredients

  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for baking dish
  • 2 c. white rice
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 (10.5-oz.) cans cream of mushroom soup
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 large bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp. Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9″-x-13″ baking dish with oil. Add rice, onion, broth, and soup and stir until combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place chicken thighs in rice mixture and brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with thyme and garlic and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cover dish with foil and bake for 1 hour. Uncover and bake 30 minutes more, until rice is cooked and chicken is golden
  4. Garnish with parsley before serving.

Thai Spicy Eggplant with Sweet Basil

Ingredients

  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 2 Tbs. peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. crushed red pepper, or to taste
  • 3 baby eggplants, cubed into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 medium-sized onion, diced
  • 1 medium-sized red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs. white vinegar
  • 3 Tbs. dark soy sauce, such as tamari
  • 2 Tbs. dark brown sugar
  • 20 leaves fresh basil, shredded or torn

Directions

  1. Cook jasmine rice according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a deep skillet or wok-shaped pan over high heat. Add oil and crushed red pepper, and let sizzle for 10 to 15 seconds. Add eggplant, and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic, and stir-fry for 3 minutes more. Add vinegar and soy sauce. Sprinkle with sugar, and toss for 1 or 2 minutes longer.
  3. Remove pan from heat, add basil leaves and toss to combine with eggplant. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 bone-in or boneless chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 c. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 c. ketchup
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 oz. freshly minced ginger
  • 2 tbsp. Sriracha
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Cooked rice, for serving

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil.
  2. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper and sear until golden, 3 minutes per side. Transfer to slow cooker.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, ketchup, honey, garlic, ginger, Sriracha, and lime juice. Pour sauce over chicken and toss until coated.
  4. Cover and cook until no longer pink, on low for 6 hours or high for 2 hours.
    Serve over rice.