Grandma Karney’s Broccoli & Rice

 Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian  Comments Off on Grandma Karney’s Broccoli & Rice
Dec 132011

My mother would often make this side dish when we would go to Ohio to visit. It was one of Jared’s favorites — I’m glad to have found the recipe which I thought was lost.

Grandma Karney’s Broccoli & Rice
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Category: Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian


  • 1 10 oz. package of broccoli (cooked)
  • 2 C Rice (cooked)
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 C Cheese Whiz
  • 1 Can Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 Onion
  • 1/2 lb. Chopped or sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 C Water


  1. Saute onions and mushrooms in the butter.
  2. Melt the Cheese Whiz in the microwave.
  3. Blend all ingredients together and pour into casserole pan.
  4. Bake 30 minutes at 350.
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Shitake, Pea & Rice Salad

 Salad, Side Dish, Vegan, Vegetable, Vegetarian  Comments Off on Shitake, Pea & Rice Salad
Dec 102011

This is a great cold summer side dish. We take this to Ravinia often.

Shitake, Pea & Rice Salad
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Category: Salad, Side Dish, Vegan, Vegetable, Vegetarian


  • 1 Med red onion chopped fine.
  • 1 ½ c Frozen peas
  • ½ c Dried cranberries
  • 1 c. Toasted almonds, slivered
  • 1 Lg. Sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 4 Green Onions, chopped
  • 12 oz Fresh shitake mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 c Uncle Ben’s white rice
  • ½ c Wild Rice
  • 2 ½ c Water
  • Sesame oil


  1. Add the wild rice to the water and microwave for 10 minutes on high, covered.
  2. Add white rice, 1 Tbsp. of sesame oil and cranberries. Microwave 8 minutes on high.
  3. Then microwave 16 minutes on Roast/Bake or ½ power.
  4. Let cool, then stir and chill in the refrigerator.
  5. Sauté mushrooms in the rest of the sesame oil for 3 or 4 minutes, then add the peas and cook over reduced heat until the peas are tender – about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and add the peppers and onions and mix with the dressing and chill for at least an hour.
  7. Add vegetable mixture and almonds to cooked rice and refrigerate.
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