Not your Average Butter Rice

“Not your Average Butter Rice” is absolutely amazing. Anyone who knows me will agree that rice is my go to dinner source. It’s easy, it’s good and it is filling! Plus, it is completely cheap when you are feeding a large family of hungry animals. By animals I mean children.

Not your average butter rice
Not your average butter rice is delicious, quick and easy. You won’t use another rice recipe again!

Feel free to check out my Dinnertime Horror post for a look into my crazy world of picky eaters.

I have really upped my rice game. I am such a rice fanatic.  Butter Rice, Fried Rice, Sticky Rice, you name it I cook it. One recipe I always get asked for is my Butter Rice recipe. This is not your average butter rice. It is a million times better than anything I’ve ever tried. Test it out and let me know what you think! Caution this is not for you if you don’t like good food! ha ha!

Not your Average Butter Rice

  • 5tbsp of butter (real legit butter)
  • 2 cups of extra long grain rice
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • chicken bouillon
  • Dash of onion salt.
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

*I use 1 chicken bouillon cube to 3 1/2 cups of water. Let the cube dissolve*

Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Add rice and sprinkle around onion salt. Saute for a few minutes (don’t let it turn brown). Add water / chicken bouillon. Stir and cover. Cook for about 15min -20min. Turn off the burner and let sit for 5 minutes. Salt and Pepper to taste, Fluff rice and serve.

It is that simple. If you want to spice it up a bit, I always add dried cilantro leaves. I am telling you, you will NEVER go back to boring butter rice again. Best recipe ever!



Boboli: The Green Bean Pizza

Growing up dinners were never really planned out like they are these days. Karen, my mom,  really tried her best at doing it but her hands were full. She was a mom, dad, friend, caretaker, maid, cook and a legit Pensions business owner. She was and still to this day is amazing!

Boboli The green Bean Pizza recipe
A new and delicious recipe for all pizza lovers. It is yummy and won’t disappoint. Boboli The Green Bean Pizza.

For dinner, we usually ate out  but honestly I’m not complaining about that. We were raised on El Charro bean burros, butter cheese crisps and chips with salsa. It was the Bomb! She also cooked. She is a great cook but raising 3 crazy girls on her own, cooking was never a priority. Why would it be when El Charro was down the street. She has made up this delicious recipe I am about to share with you. It is FAST and EASY!

My kids HATE anything I make for dinner. (read my post about Dinnertime Horror for a look into my Hell with picky children) However, when I make Boboli The Green Bean Pizza for dinner, they eat it all. In fact, it is a race to see who gets the last piece.

It is fast, easy and delicious!

Ingredients needed for Boboli the green bean pizza
Ingredients needed for Boboli The Green Bean Pizza

Boboli: The Green Bean Pizza

(I recommend using a Pizza pan to get the best results. I ordered 2 of these Farberware Nonstick Bakeware pizza pans from amazon and absolutely love them!

Set oven to 375. Put Pizza crusts on pan and sprinkle shredded cheese all over them. Place pizzas in the oven. Allow the oven to warm while melting the cheese.

In the mean time. Cook ground beef. Season with Lawry’s salt and pepper. Drain grease. Add Prego sauce and let sit.

Layer: Once the cheese is melted add,

  1. 2 scoops of ground beef with sauce (or more for a meaty pizza)
  2. 1 can of drained green beans (make sure they are well drained. I always spread them out on a paper towel)
  3. Smother the top with cheese.

Place in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and crusts are golden.

Don’t knock it until you try it. Make it for your family and let me know what you think!


Boboli The green Bean Pizza recipe
A new and delicious recipe for all pizza lovers. It is yummy and won’t disappoint. Boboli The Green Bean Pizza.

Dinnertime Horror

My kids are drama. Everything is a big deal. My daughter and son can’t find their socks or shoes on a daily basis but yes, they can find the worlds smallest onion or broccoli  in their food.

Enchiladas, chili, homemade Pizza, all the way down to hot dogs with Mac and Cheese. It seems that whatever I make for dinner one out of five kids complains about it. I cannot tell you how many “Kid Friendly” Pinterest meals I have made (totally a load of shit because those “kid friendly”  meals have me cookin’ hours in the kitchen). I never seem to get it right with ALL kids at the same time. You would honestly think they were eating shit on a platter with their reactions to some of my dishes. I am pretty sure my neighbors think I’m beating my children due to the loud intense screams coming from my house. Little do they know, it is just me trying to get a damn child to eat their damn broccoli!

I know for a fact that I am not a bad cook. Okay, I will admit, some of my dishes aren’t the best and my husband will always kindly let me know with a wonderful phrase “Babe, I think I am pretty full” when I ask if he wants seconds. When he eats the second plate, I know I nailed it.  When he sweetly declines, I know I better not make that dish again. Or the occasional dry food when I am overwhelmed with other things while cooking. One time I took dinner to my neighbors. I made chicken enchiladas, Homemade Mexican rice, Texas sheet cake cupcakes all while helping kids with homework and a baby attached to my leg. When my husband got home from work he made a plate, tasted it and then quietly set the plate down somewhere. I went to deliver the food thinking all was well and forgot about it. A couple weeks later I said I was going to make the same dinner. My husband then decided to tell me how dry the enchiladas were and how the rice was a little off… A COUPLE WEEKS LATER!!!! I was extremely pissed he didn’t tell me before I dropped dinner off. Had I known my dinner tasted like garbage, I would have ordered dinner from somewhere for them.  I always try to forget that story because it makes my stomach hurt. So an apology to my neighbors, Sorry your enchiladas were dry and your rice was off!

Most nights I slave over the kitchen stove for what feels like HOURS just to dish out plates and have my wonderful, yet crappy children turn up their noses. I even try to bribe them with  $20 bucks and they still will not touch it. A few nights I have rushed to my room in sheer beast mode because they will not eat what’s on their plate. I can’t tell you how many pillows I have hit because my kids won’t eat squat! It’s frustrating, to say the least.

What to do when your children will not eat?

I have come to the conclusion that if my kids do not eat their dinner, they will go to bed hungry. Now hold on, don’t think I am the meanest mom in the world. It actually works! If my kids don’t eat their dinner, they don’t get to eat anything else. When they do eat their dinner, they get the entire kitchen until bedtime. I am a pretty easy to please mom. Just eat your dinner and you can have the world. I swear it’s like making deals with 5 little devils. I truly cannot stand making a huge meal for my family of seven just to have no one eat it.

Rule of thumb in my home is…

You better eat your dinner before mommy starves you and loses her shit!