Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Taste: Brown Rice

Recipe Cards: Rifle Paper (similar)

I'm not sure if it's because I love tradition or if it's because I'm a Southerner, but I absolutely love recipe cards. I don't even cook that much, but there's something so timeless about a recipe card that can be passed down through generations. One thing I'm so glad I did before my grandmother passed away was ask her to hand write some of her favorite recipes. I knew there was a chance that I wouldn't be able to call her and ask, and I also knew she would eventually lose her ability to write, and so these cards are something I will treasure forever.

Nonny's brown rice has always been one of my favorite things. She made it for as long as I can remember, and my mom continues the tradition. It's incredibly simple and incredibly delicious, but when you see brown rice, this isn't the newest health recipe. It's full of butter, goodness, and Southern charm, and I'm not sure if I love it because it taste so good or because my grandmother made it. Here's a little taste from Nonny's kitchen. Hope you enjoy!

Cook Time: 45 minutes

1/2 cup rice
1/2 stick butter
1 small onion
1 can beef consomme 

Dice onion. Chop margarine into small pieces. Mix all ingredients together. Cook at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir occasionally. Serves 4. Double recipe for larger group.



  1. I love brown rice so I'm definitely going to have to try this! And how sweet that you have some of your Nonny's favorite recipes written down?! I love that idea!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. Her brown rice sounds amazing!! I'm with you on recipe cards - there is something so lovely about them and my sister actually gave me a book full of recipes from all the women who attended my bridal shower - it was the best gift!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Yum, I can't wait to try this! Recipe cards are the best - I have a box of my mom's and it's probably one of my cherished things I own. So glad you were able to have her write these down to keep forever!

  4. This looks delicious, love those recipe cards. Too cute.

  5. This looks and sounds delicious! Definitely bookmarking!

    xo Kylie

  6. this sounds yummy. Going to have to give it a try.

  7. This looks delicious, and I love recipe cards, too! Yours are so pretty :)

  8. Okay seriously pinning this because I can never make rice the right way. It is always too mushy or too hard. This looks easy and yummy. Love the recipe cards!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. Ohhhh this looks so good!! I never even thought to do this! Definitely trying it!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  10. Love this recipe, so simple. I'll have to try it! I agree with you about recipe cards. The ones I have from my grandmother are SO treasured!


  11. I wish I could pin this recipe on Pinterest, it looks so yummy! One of the best things that my mom and sisters did for me right before I got married was to get everyone to fill out a recipe card and bring it to my showers, now I have hand written recipes from all of our close friends & family :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  12. This was so sweet - you are SO right about recipe cards! This recipe also looks delicious - your nonny definitely knew what she was doing. :)


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