June 2, 2009


Beef & Rice Dinner – What’s for Dinner Wednesday

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Welcome to What’s for Dinner Wednesday (gluten-free style). This is a weekly event that takes place on Wednesdays. The idea is to give each other gluten-free dinner ideas. If you are a blogger, please add your link. You can read the guidelines and get the code for the new button here.

The weather has gotten warmer so I’m using the oven less. This is a stovetop meal that is really simple, but is just the kind of thing my family loves. I started by cooking the brown rice in the afternoon. Even using the pressure cooker, I often find I don’t have time to cook brown rice at dinner time. Doing it in the afternoon ensures that we have a healthier meal. My family prefers brown rice cooked in chicken or vegetable broth, but I forgot to do that. It ended up not being a problem since I wasn’t serving the rice by itself. The other ingredients added enough flavor.

Beef & Rice Stovetop Meal



Cook the rice. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and drain the fat. Remove the beef to a bowl. Add a little olive oil to the skillet and sauté the onions. When they are about half done, add the mushrooms. Sauté until tender. Move the onions and mushrooms aside and add the garlic. Sauté for about 1 minute. Add everything to the rice and toss to combine the ingredients.

I considered adding a can of diced tomatoes, but decided not to. Peppers would be a tasty addition to this recipe.

The asparagus I sautéed in butter until tender but crisp.

Next week: I thought it would be nice to change things up a bit so next week we will have a lunch edition. Share your gluten-free lunch ideas instead of dinner ideas. (If you forget or simply don’t want to write about lunch, we’ll be happy to read another dinner idea.)

1. Brenna (Pigs in a Blanket)
2. Brian (Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry)
3. The W.H.O.L.E. Gang - BLGT for lunch or dinner
4. Gluten Free Taste of Home - Grilled Marinated Portobello Mushroom Salad
5. Jessie (Not yo' Nacho)
6. Jenn at Gluten Free Food Storage

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This looks so great and easy too! My family would like this sort of thing...that's what's for dinner in my house! Thanks!!
Sorry for the double link post... I didn't add the recipe name the first time. :)

I wish I had a pressure cooker, it seems so easy! The asparagus is one of my will eat veggies! I like it marinated in Italian dress (although I'm still not convinced if I can tolerate the vinegar) and cooked on the barby.
p.s. I like the new button!
Stopped by to look for dinner ideas and snagged your lovely new button. No post for me today. Big renovation project in preparation for our celiac foreign exchange student. Mom and Dad get a new master suite. Just baked chicken, aparagus and rice tonight after trying to track down a bathroom vanity all day. :)
I still haven't made the switch to brown rice yet. I know it's healthier, but the flavor is too different for me. Maybe I should try it topped with meat and vegetables. Thanks for sharing.

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