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Miso Fried Rice

Cook our Miso Fried Rice just once – and you’ll never make this classic Asian dish any other way! If you saw this post from earlier in the week, then you already know that Jack and I are on a big ‘cooking with miso’ kick. Miso is delicious! And it adds great flavor to so […]

Classic Stuffed Peppers

Everyone needs a delicious, Classic Stuffed Peppers recipe in their go-to recipe collection! Classic Stuffed Peppers – bell peppers filled with rice, ground beef, tomatoes, and onions that are seasoned to perfection and topped with a rich tomato sauce – is a recipe that everyone loves! There is nothing better than the aroma of a […]

Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice with White Yogurt Sauce

This Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice with White Yogurt Sauce was created in partnership with the dairy farm families of New England. All opinions are 100% ours. PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! If you’ve ever been to New York City, chances are you’ve seen people waiting in long lines stretching almost an entire city block – […]

Pork Larb Lettuce Cups

These Pork Larb Lettuce Cups are super flavorful, and a delicious change to the same ‘ol lettuce cups! I’ll admit – even as a food blogger – I find many Asian recipes very intimidating to make. I didn’t grow up cooking with any of the more ‘exotic-to-me’ ingredients called for in many Asian recipes. But […]

Margarita Shrimp with Rice

With Cinco de Mayo just a few days away, I’m guessing you might be planning to have some delicious margaritas on the menu too? So – while you’ve got a pitcher of margaritas already mixed up and ready to drink – why not also make our Margarita Shrimp with Rice as part of your party […]

Citrus Chicken and Rice Soup

Looking for a new twist on a classic chicken soup recipe? Today’s Citrus Chicken and Rice Soup is for you! I’m someone who loves a bowl of warm, comforting chicken soup just about any day of the week.  This easy and delicious Citrus Chicken and Rice Soup is destined to become a new favorite! We […]

Sautéed Salmon with Rice and Tomatoes

My husband Jack first made this recipe for Sautéed Salmon with Rice and Tomatoes over the summer when we had so many (too many!!) ripe tomatoes from our backyard garden.  But this easy and delicious meal is great any time of the year made with fresh, supermarket tomatoes. Generous chunks of sautéed salmon are mixed […]

Forbidden Rice Pilaf

This Forbidden Rice Pilaf is full of flavor and nutrients! Read more below about this delicious, ancient grain. Forbidden rice is a heirloom black rice that dates back to ancient China.  The legend behind this flavorful rice is that only Chinese Emperors and the Royal Family were allowed to eat it due to its rarity, […]


Last month, during our daughter’s April vacation from school, we visited New York City for the weekend with some friends.  (We talked  a little more about our trip here!)  On one of our days in the city, we ate lunch at a fantastic Mexican food truck, not too far from the Brooklyn Bridge. In addition […]

Easy Chicken & Rice

We’re sharing this Easy Chicken & Rice recipe as part of a sponsored post for Reynolds™ heat & eat containers. All opinions are 100% mine. Back in the days when I was still a single gal, I often made quick and easy meals like this Easy Chicken & Rice on Sundays for dinner – then […]

Italian Sausage and Rice Dressing with Kale and Cranberries

We developed this amazing Italian Sausage and Rice Dressing with Kale and Cranberries as part of our Brand Ambassadorship with Johnsonville Sausage. All opinions are 100% mine. With the Thanksgiving holiday literally right around the corner, our menu for Thanksgiving dinner is finally set. And one of the dishes we are most excited to serve […]

Buffalo Chicken Arancini

We developed this recipe for Buffalo Chicken Arancini as part of a sponsored post for SheKnows and RiceSelect™. All opinions are 100% mine. My husband Jack and I are always up for a good recipe challenge! So we were thrilled to be asked to partner up with the folks at RiceSelect and SheKnows to develop […]

Curried Rice Pilaf With Red Lentils

As adventurous an eater as my husband Jack is – there are still some foods that he pretty much avoids. Foods flavored with curry are not his favorite – but I love it! So I’m bound and determined to change his mind with delicious recipes like today’s Curried Rice Pilaf with Red Lentils! The flavor […]

Coconut Rice

We’re continuing the Asian-inspired theme for one more day with this delicious recipe for Coconut Rice! This easy Coconut Rice is actually one of the dishes we ate for dinner ourselves, along with those fantastic Asian Barbecue Chicken Wings we shared yesterday. This recipe couldn’t be easier to make – and the flavors of the […]


Don’t be fooled by the simple ingredients in this Mujadarra. This classic dish is absolutely delicious! PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! I’m always thrilled to discover easy recipes made with ingredients that we always have on hand in our kitchen – and once combined – it tastes absolutely delicious! Such is the case with today’s recipe […]

Orange Chicken and Vegetables

Put a delicious dinner on the table in fewer than thirty minutes with today’s recipe for Orange Chicken and Vegetables! Seriously – this is a meal that your whole family will love! A mix of chicken tenders and sautéed vegetables are smothered in a sweet and spicy sesame-infused sauce made with orange marmalade, orange juice, […]

Portuguese Tomato Rice (Arroz de Tomate)

Over the last few months, we’ve been trying quite a few recipes from the cookbook, “Food of Portugal” and this Arroz de Tomate – or Portuguese Tomato Rice – is now one of our go-to side dishes! According to the cookbook’s author Jean Anderson, this recipe is a favorite all over Portugal – but best […]

30+ Remarkable Rice Recipes

Rice is such a versatile ingredient and there are so many different ways to prepare it. So today we’re sharing a great collection of 30+ Remarkable Rice Recipes! This collection includes both savory and sweet rice recipes that were inspired by flavors from all around the world. I think you’ll be as amazed as I […]

Texas Hash

A few months ago, after we posted this recipe for American Chop Suey, we received a comment from a reader named Michelle asking if we had a similar recipe – only instead of pasta it included rice! It was a dish that she remembered her mother making for their family – but she never wrote […]

Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice – not to be confused with Mexican rice (see here) – is a wonderfully aromatic dish that gets its bright yellow color from saffron. Sure – you can use turmeric to give it a similar yellow color if you can’t get saffron – but saffron, with its distinctive and delicious flavor really makes […]

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

This post is sponsored by BlogHer and Success Rice. PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! School just started for us last week, and I can’t believe how busy our weeknights have already become! Between work and school and homework, plus after-school activities – not to mention everything else going on in our lives – things are pretty […]

Greek Rice (Spanakorizo)

Last month while attending a food bloggers conference down in Miami, I had the huge pleasure of going on a lunchtime excursion with my blogging friends Christie and Leigh Anne.  We ate lunch at Taverna Opa in the Mary Brickell Village neighborhood of Miami Beach, and I ordered a wonderful meal – Santorini sunfish with […]

The Best Wild Rice

Whenever I see a recipe that claims to be “the best” of anything – I’m a natural skeptic!  So the fact that we’re calling this recipe, “The Best Wild Rice” must mean that we’re on to something good! This dish was given its name in The Nantucket Table cookbook, and I think it’s as beautiful […]

Beans and Rice

We’re continuing the Mexican theme for a few more days by sharing our delicious recipe for Beans and Rice!   Beans and rice is often a side dish to many Mexican dishes, but this recipe is so hearty with chunks of smoked pork added to the beans and rice – it really can be a meal […]

Sweet Potato Risotto

If you’ve been a regular reader of A Family Feast, then you might already know that risotto holds a place near and dear to my husband Jack’s and my heart!  Although we have our favorite risotto recipes, we do like to experiment by adding new flavors and ingredients – and this Sweet Potato Risotto is […]

Nourishing Rice (Arroz de Sustancia)

This recipe for Nourishing Rice or ‘Arroz de Sustancia’ is a delicious side dish that can be served with our Pork Medallions Portuguese recipe that we shared yesterday! In Portugal, this rice is sometimes eaten as a meal and so they call it Arroz de Sustancia, or ‘nourishing rice’ for that reason!  Long grain white […]

Rice Pilaf

As bloggers and self-proclaimed foodies, Jack and I love to cook and share recipes for some fairly elaborate dishes.  Sometimes we’re encouraging you – our readers – to try a new, exotic ingredient; other times teaching you a new cooking technique; other times walking you step-by-step through a recipe that results in a wonderfully impressive […]

Portuguese Rice Pudding

This recipe for Portuguese Rice Pudding is a popular dish that my husband Jack has served many, many times over the years.  It’s a sweet and creamy, vanilla-infused rice pudding and a wonderfully comforting dessert!  There’s a hint of orange in this rice pudding, as well as warm cinnamon sprinkled on top.  It’s so good! […]

Mexican Rice

We’re wrapping up our week with a recipe for some delicious Mexican Rice.  This rice is perfectly seasoned with onions, peppers, and a blend of spices, and fresh cilantro, lime juice, and scallions really liven up the flavors of this dish even more. This Mexican rice is the perfect complement to any Mexican-inspired meal and […]