All posts tagged: garlic

Roasted garlic rice

We love rice; black, red, white, wild…….you name it. Plus we love garlic. Most everyone has heard of garlic mashed potatoes but what about garlic rice? Had to think about it for a day and this is what I came up with. It takes some time to roast the garlic. I did it the day before then added it to the rice the day I cooked it. The flavor is creamy, light and surprisingly nutty in flavor.  1 cup white rice ( I would say any kind should work)  2 cup chicken broth 1 head of pre roasted garlic Squeeze garlic out of pods. Smash garlic in a sauce pan add broth then mix well. Add rice, stir then heat to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for 40 minutes.  Fluff before serving. Yummy stuff Roasting garlic. You might have a garlic roasting terra cotta bowl, if not a baking dish with a lid should work. Heat oven to 350, cut top off garlic just so the cloves are exposed. Remove excess outside leaves if …

Jalapeño garlic kale

Kale is the new four letter word in health. There are so many types and ways to prepare it. If you are lucky you have a farmers market near by or you grow it yourself. We usually have a nice winter garden however, this year nada. Store bought is okay but just not the same. And now……. We have a local hydroponic certified farmer here. This place is amazing. Over 5000 sq ft of produce will be grown at Fambro Family Farms here in Breckenridge, Texas. David’s Drawf Siberian Improved is creamy, tender and delicious. This is just one of a thousand ways to prepare it. One large bunch of Drawf Siberian improved kale- chopped stems and all no need to wash because there is no dirt Two cloves garlic – peeled and chopped fine 1/2 large jalapeño – seeded, viened and finely chopped Two tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt I used a red rock salt In a large skillet heat up oil, add greens. Stir a bit, then add garlic and jalapeños. When …

Italian pork chops with garlic noodles

Once in awhile you just have to change things up a bit…..regular old spaghetti is great and if you live in Texas chicken spaghetti is pretty darn good too. But one night John wanted something different and he came up with this tasty dish…..here it goes. You need 1 1/2 hours for this dish.  The garlic noodles will be at the bottom.  4 pork chops they do not have to be the thick kind but those will work 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 wholes tomatoes chopped into hunks 1/2 onion chopped 6 cloves of garlic chopped fine 1/2 bell pepper chopped not fine but not in hunks either 1 can tomatoe sauce…..soup can size 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon thyme Salt to taste Pepper to taste 4 fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup cream…..optional In a large skillet, large enough to hold everything, heat up on medium to medium high heat and add olive oil, then the pork chops. You want these to brown, if they do not get cooked all the way at this time …