This fragrant, flavorful rice goes with so many main dishes - beef, poultry, pork, or fish. Serve alongside roasted vegetables and homemade sourdough bread to make an inviting, pleasant dinner.
2 cups organic basmati rice
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
3 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
3 cloves garlic finely minced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 cups organic chicken broth
1 tsp dried parsley
1. Rinse rice.
2. Get the Instant Pot ready by selecting “sauté” and set it to “low”.
3. Add sesame oil, then add ginger and garlic, stir often, about 1 minute.
4. Add the rice to the pot and stir. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about a minute. Stir in salt.
5. Cancel the “sauté” function.
6. Add chicken broth, don’t stir.
7. Place the lid on the IP and set it to sealing. Select “pressure cook” or manual high pressure, and set the timer to 3 minutes.
8. Once it is finished let the IP do a nature pressure release for 10 minutes, and then release remaining pressure.
9. Open the lid once the pin drops.
10. Add parsley, serve and enjoy.
My meal planning starts with a basic inventory of my pantry, freezer, and refrigerated items. Next, I create a list of possible dinners for an entire month to feed my family of six. Thinking about coming up with a month of planned meals may seem like it will overwhelm me, but it is easy to come up with 30 meals (some are meals that we eat two or more times a month) that my family will enjoy. I love the array of ideas at my fingertips, and deciding ahead of time what to make for dinner is a gift!
What do we already have in our pantry and freezer?
What is the weather outlook for the week and month?
What vegetables are in season?
What events will our family attend (seasonal, family dinners, etc.)?
One of the most important reasons we meal plan is to make sure we are making healthy food choices by cooking from scratch. A dinner plan using nutritious ingredients at home allows us to spend less money, which is excellent for our tummies, thighs, and wallets.
Weekly, monthly, or even just on a rainy night, bring the family together with a themed dinner and fun movie night. Use the activities below to help let your family know what you have in store and make it exciting by giving them each a ticket, and don't forget the snacks like popcorn.
(Written by my 7 year old kiddo PK)
I love everything about chili! The beans, meat, toppings like sour cream, cheese, and a side of rice, even though Mommy says to put the chili on top of the rice--I like mine on the side. Mommy made the chili in her cauldron (crockpot), and it smelled so good. I also like making mummy hot dogs to eat with my chili. You take a hot dog, wrap it with the dough, and then bake. It's so yummy and easy to eat.
I'm a former high school teacher now homemaker and Principal of Soaring Pine Private Academy. I am so very thankful for each day that God blesses me with my sweet family. I hope you enjoy my blog where I'm happy to share our homeschool journey from our home nestled in the woods, recipes and more!