Sunday, January 6, 2013

Hippie Rice

Hello Food Matters Project friends and everyone! My first blog post for 2013 is another great FMP recipe. Here’s to another year of awesome recipes from Mark Bittman’s The Food Matters Cookbook! I am honored to be a part of The Food Matters Project, a great online community of food bloggers who share their passion for cooking and eating healthy food.   

This week’s recipe is Hippie Rice, chosen by Gracie of Food Fascination. Hop on over to her website for the original recipe. AND do check out the delicious variations that other FMP members came up with at our website    

I love this recipe because:

#1. It is delicious! Different flavors and different textures playing together in every bite.
#2. It is so good for you.
#3. It is so easy to make. Very few ingredients and zero fuss!
#4. It brought back sweet memories from my mom’s kitchen. She steams vegetables on top of rice too!
#5. It is the perfect side dish to anything. Simple and light enough to not override the main dish yet special enough to be memorable.

When I made this Hippie Rice, I followed the directions to the tee... It sounded good as it is, with basic and familiar ingredients that I felt no need to add or change anything. My brain is neither fried nor incapable of creativity right now or anything like that.  What are you waiting for? Go ahead, make this!  

Again, here’s the link to the recipe and variations/creative spins/etc.!    

Have a great week friends!


  1. you're so right that this dish is perfect as a side but not necessarily forgettable.

  2. Glad you liked it as written. I'll have to give it a try. Yours looks great! Happy New Year!

  3. Wow! Yum! Well this seems like the perfect recipe to kick off the new year. I simply adore rice, I must try this!

  4. I''m glad you liked this. I didn't see any need to change the ingredients either...yum.

  5. This does make a great side, and doesn't need much creativity if you're not into it. Happy New Year!

  6. Looks great, Margarita! Happy new year to you!

  7. I definitely need to go check out what goes into this hippie rice. it sounds delicious!

  8. This is a perfect side dish Margarita and as you said it goes with everything!


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