A post from Kelli:
Over the past few months, I have come to the conclusion that I feel better when I do not eat gluten. I haven’t gone to the doctor or been officially diagnosed with anything, but have found that I just feel better without it.
Prior to cutting out the gluten, I didn’t realize that gluten is in lots and lots of wonderful, spectacular, fantastical food. One of my new favorite things is Spanish Rice. You can find the recipe here. I have made it a few times, some with the chicken broth and sometimes with just plain water. It tastes fine both ways, but I think that the broth gives it just a bit more body. In place of the tomatoes, I have also been using some of mom’s salsa as I know it doesn’t have gluten in it as many processed tomato products do.
When I made the rice the other night, Jason quickly informed me that he didn’t plan on eating any because he only likes white rice with sugar and milk. I told him that was fine okay….that just means more for me!
To me “dirty rice” and “Spanish rice” are two way different dishes……..
Brings back memories. White rice with milk, sugar, and cinnamon was a quick, easy dessert that my Mom fixed a lot when we were growing up. May have to make myself some on one of these chilly days.