“The standard of simple eating is one bowl of rice with one side dish.”

Well, if simple eating includes rice why not make it simply delicious rice.  Here’s my first offering of things to make with pasta sauce, besides pasta sauce over pasta.


I cup of rice

1 cup water

1 cup pasta sauce


Cook the rice per usual method.  See instructions on the bag if in doubt of usual method.  The change here is to use a cup of pasta sauce with a cup of water instead of the usual two cups of water.   However, my homemade pasta sauce is so thick that I ended up adding an extra half cup of water to the mix.  Keep checking the rice as it cooks.

sp rice

I added peppers and onions to my Spanish rice


Choose one of the following to add, or think up your own amazing combinations.

Capers, Spanish olives and chopped scallions

Peppers, onion, and garlic

Add chicken, Italian sausage, chorizo, or crispy baked tofu to either of the above to make your creation a main dish. Maybe a green veggie on the side.  Lovely!

Loveya – The Grandma



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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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