Quick and Easy Dinner With @Success_Rice and a Tomato Vegetable Soup Recipe Too! #SuccessRice #ad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Success® Rice.

Have you used Success Rice before? Did you know that Success Rice is the original no mess, no measure boil-in-bag rice that cookis perfectly every time? It is ready in less than 10 minutes, and you really can’t mess it up. Seriously. The rice can site for up to 30 minutes before being served. For me, Wednesdays are killer. Madison has piano lessons in the afternoon, so it makes it incredible difficult for dinner. I am always looking for quick and easy dinner ideas to make. During the school year, I am usually trying to cook while helping with dinner, so foolproof is definitely needed!


You can easily make it either on your stovetop or your microwave. You also can serve it as a side or use Success Rice as part of your meal.  It was so easy to make!


Here’s my Tomato Vegetable soup recipe that was super good:

Tomato Vegetable Soup Recipe
Serves: 4
  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp dried oregano leaves
  • ¼ tsp dried basil leaves
  • 2 cans (14 oz.) sliced stewed tomatoes with bell peppers, celery, and onions
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ½ cup carrots, sliced
  1. Prepare rice according to package directions.
  2. Combine tomato paste, sugar, and seasonings in a Dutch oven. Add all remaining ingredients except rice and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to low; simmer 20 minutes. Stir in rice; heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally.

Dinner is served:



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Crispy Beef Tacos

Recipe from the Recipe Rehab book

Crispy Beef Tacos
Serves: 4
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ pound 90 percent lean ground beef
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (8-ounce)can low-sodium tomato sauce
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts, chopped
  • Toppings :
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • ½ cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 jalapeno, halved lengthwise, seeded if desired, and sliced
  • ¼ cup fat-free sour cream
  1. Preheat the oven to 300?F. Wrap the tortillas in damp paper towels and microwave on high for 30 seconds, until pliable. Discard the paper towels and coat the tortillas with nonstick spray.
  2. Fold the tortillas over the lip of a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with handles. Bake until crisp and firm, about 15 minutes.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion and garlic. Cook and stir for a few minutes, until soft. Add the beef, breaking the meat up with the back of a spoon, until cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the sun-dried tomato paste, red pepper flakes, oregano, and cumin, stirring to combine. Stir in the tomato sauce. Cook for another 5 minutes, until the mixture is thick. Remove from the heat and add the cilantro and scallions.
  5. To serve, put a couple of tablespoons of the meat mixture in a taco shell. Top with lettuce, cheese, jalapeno, and sour cream.


Alternative Thanksgiving Meal

People expect mashed potatoes and stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner, but wow your guests by serving them alongside rich, tender short ribs. They’ll be grateful for the surprise!

Alternative Thanksgiving Meals: Braised Short Ribs of Beef

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  • Carrots, Large – 2
  • Celery – 1 1/2 Cups
  • Celery Stalks, Large – 2
  • Crimini Mushrooms – 12 Ounces
  • Fresh Rosemary – 7 Sprig
  • Fresh Thyme – 7 Sprig
  • Garlic Cloves – 16
  • Leeks – 1 Cup
  • Russet or Baking Potatoes – 2 Pounds
  • Yellow Onion, Large – 1
  • Beef Short Ribs, Bone In, 3?x2? – 8
  • Butter, Unsalted – 12 Tablespoons
  • Heavy Cream – 1/2 Cup
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 3 Tablespoons
  • Canola Oil – 2 Tablespoons
  • Beef Stock, Low Sodium – 1 Quart
  • Tomato Paste – 3 Ounces
  • Vegetable Stock – 1 Cup
  • Black Pepper
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Peppercorns – 10
  • Dried Bay Leaves – 2
  • Dried Thyme Leaves – 1 Teaspoon
  • Flour – 3 Tablespoon
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 3 Tablespoons
  • Canola Oil – 2 Tablespoons
  • Cabernet Sauvignon – 1 Bottle

Braised Short Ribs of Beef

This dish is hearty, delicious and just downright nourishing to the belly and soul. Carve out time to get these short ribs roasting in the oven, and you’ll see why they’re worth the effort.

Alternative Holiday Meal: Braised Short Ribs of Beef

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Apricot-Glazed Cornish Game Hen – click for full instructions
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SIDE DISH: Veggie Stuffing

Traditional flavors of classic dressing are delicious all year-round.

Holiday Side Dish from Cooking Planit: Veggie Stuffing

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SIDE DISH: Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Acorn squash lends itself well to the combination of savory and sweet, as showcased in this recipe with butter and brown sugar.

Cooking Planit Holiday Side Dish: Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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