Spanish rice is the perfect accompaniment to Mexican foods, chicken, or just about anything! This simple recipe uses chicken broth and chunky salsa to transform plain white rice into a marvelous side dish.
Chardonnay is a varietal that's difficult to pair with foods. But the creamy, buttery sweetness of butternut squash makes a good complement to wine. The same is true of tarragon, which in small amounts is a delicious backdrop for most chardonnays. Utterly satisfying, this pairing is comfort food and comfort wine at its best.
White rice, garlic and onion is cooked in a nice vegetable stock for about 20 minutes. Black beans, cayenne and cumin are added to the pot, given a stir ...and that 's it. Black Beans and Rice for six.
'A co-worker who was born in Cuba helped me perfect the recipe for this hearty dish,' reports Helen Simms of Lyons, Michigan. 'Now it's one of our family's favorites. It's also a great way to use up leftover holiday ham.'