Chicken Fried Rice

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups rinsed, drained uncooked long-grain white rice
1/4 tsp. salt
5 Tbsp. canola oil , divided
2 large eggs , beaten to blend
2 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts , cut into bite-size pieces
4 small peeled and finely diced carrots (about 4 ounces total)
1 1/2 cups broccoli , cut into small pieces about 1/4 inch in size
salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 Tsp. toasted sesame oil

Directions

Combine 2 2/3 cups water, rice and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a rice cooker, and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer the steamed rice to a baking sheet to cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until cold.

Heat 1 tablespoon of canola oil in a large wok over medium-high heat. Add the eggs and stir with a fork for about 30 seconds or until just cooked. Remove the eggs from the wok and set aside on a plate.

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the wok, season chicken with salt and pepper and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove chicken to a plate. Heat the remaining 3 tablespoons of canola oil in the wok over medium-high heat.

Add the carrots and broccoli to the wok, and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the cold rice, and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the eggs, chicken and 3/4 of the green onions. Add the soy sauce and sesame oil and continue to stir-fry for 1 minute. Transfer the rice to a bowl and sprinkle with the remaining green onions.

From Oprah

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Broccoli Rice Casserole

Ingredients

1/2 lb. cheddar cheese, grated
2 heads broccoli
2 packages Uncle Ben’s wild rice mixture
2 cans mushroom soup

Directions

Cook rice as directed and steam broccoli.

Butter casserole dish.

Mix cheese and soup together. Alternate cheese soup mixture with broccoli and rice layers.

Top with additional grated cheese.

Bake in oven for 1 hour at 350˚F.

Peanut Butter Brownies

Brownie Ingredients

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup margarine, softened
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Brownie Directions

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease a 9×9 inch baking pan.

In a medium bowl, cream together peanut butter and margarine. Gradually blend in the brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla; mix until fluffy. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture until well blended.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in preheated oven, or until the top springs back when touched. Cool, and cut into 16 squares.

Icing Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons milk, or as needed
2 cups confectioners’ sugar

Icing Directions

Place the butter and peanut butter into a medium bowl, and beat with an electric mixer.

Gradually mix in the sugar, and when it starts to get thick, incorporate milk one tablespoon at a time until all of the sugar is mixed in and the frosting is thick and spreadable.

Beat for at least 3 minutes for it to get good and fluffy.

From Jaclyn Bullock

Slow Cooker Ribs

Ingredients

4 pounds pork baby back
salt and pepper to taste
1 bottle BBQ sauce (I use Kraft’s Chicken and Rib)
3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
4 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 dash hot sauce

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Cut membrane off if desired. Season ribs with salt and pepper. Place in a shallow baking pan. Brown in oven 15 minutes on each side and drain fat.

In a medium bowl, mix together the BBQ sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and salt and pepper. Place ribs in slow cooker, pour sauce over ribs, and turn to coat. Reserve some sauce if you want to bake them in the oven at the end.

Cover, and cook on low 6 to 8 hours, or until ribs are tender. If desired, bake again at 400°F with reserved sauce for 10-15 minutes or until sauce has carmelized.

From Dough See Dough