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Need a simple side dish that boosts the nutrient content of your meal while still tasting great? This Instant Pot turmeric rice is kid-friendly and so easy to make!

Instant Pot Turmeric Rice (with Liver!)

Need a simple side dish that boosts the nutrient content of your meal while still tasting great? This Instant Pot turmeric rice is kid-friendly and so easy to make!Need a simple side dish that boosts the nutrient content of your meal while still tasting great? This Instant Pot turmeric rice is kid-friendly and so easy to make!

When you are a gluten free family, you eat a lot of rice (except when you have a child allergic to rice…so glad he healed from that!). It’s easy. And it goes with just about everything.

I’m the boring mom that usually just cooks plain white rice (it’s much easier on our tummies than brown rice). Then my family gets to add whatever seasonings they like. My kids usually opt for cinnamon and a little sprinkle of organic cane sugar. I personally like just butter and salt.

Flavor Boost

My poor husband was getting pretty sick of plain rice. He grew up eating Rice-A-Roni and was missing flavor in his meal.

I went to my cupboard to see what I could add to the rice for some flavor. There was a bag of turmeric that I had purchased quite a while back…but never opened because I had no idea what to do with it! I had never even tasted turmeric myself. But I heard how good it is for you.

I decided to just take a leap and add some to our rice with a mix of other seasonings. Wonder of wonders…my kids LOVE it! And so does my husband.Need a simple side dish that boosts the nutrient content of your meal while still tasting great? This Instant Pot turmeric rice is kid-friendly and so easy to make!

They were all hesitant to try it at first. “Why is my rice yellow?!” But after the first bite, they were hooked. And they aptly named it “yellow rice.”

There is definitely no lack of flavor in this rice. And it’s loaded with good stuff from turmeric to broth to liver (this is the brand I love)! It’s so good my mother-in-law served it for the whole relation when we visited for the holidays.

Interested in trying Instant Pot turmeric rice? Head over to Kitchen Stewardship where I’m sharing my quick and easy recipe!

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Whole Wheat Flour and Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Yesterday I finally tried my new grain mill attachment for my stand mixer.  I ground some hard winter wheat berries.  It’s so easy.  And it makes awesome, soft flour.  It is noisy and takes a little time.  But not too bad.  I made about 4 1/2 cups of flour yesterday.  And I’ve already used most of it 🙂  Freshly ground flour really does make your baked goods taste better.  I’m excited to do this more often.  I just need to find a good source for wheat berries…cheap 🙂

The first thing I tried making with my freshly ground flour was pizza dough for homemade pizza last night.  I used the same dough recipe I always use, but modified it slightly to make it 100% whole wheat.  This was awesome!  It had great flavor and texture.  I also made homemade sauce for our pizza.  It doesn’t get more homemade than that…all the way down to freshly ground flour.  So healthy and so good!  I topped mine with tons of veggies.  Mmm.  This makes me very anxious to try making whole wheat bread with my fresh flour.  My camera battery was just about dead, so I had to take a picture as quickly as possible…and didn’t get a very good one.  Maybe I’ll try again tonight when we have leftovers.  But you can still see the crust.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
1 Tbsp. cane sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 Tbsp. vital wheat gluten
2 Tbsp. cane sugar
3 Tbsp. EVOO
1/2 Tbsp. salt
4 cups flour (I used 3 cups freshly ground whole wheat flour and 1 cup white whole wheat flour)

Sprinkle yeast, wheat gluten and 1 Tbsp. sugar over water. Let bubble (about 5 min.). Add 2 more Tbsp. sugar, oil, salt and flour.  Mix.  Cover.  Let rise about an hour. Spread on pizza pan. Add toppings. Bake at 450 or 500 for 15-20 min.  Let pizza rest a few mintues before cutting.

This makes enough for 2 pizzas or 1 pizza and breadsticks.

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Finally

Yes, finally, I did it…

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I bought a stand mixer!!!! I bake all the time. I make cakes. I like to make everything from scratch. But I’ve never had or even used a stand mixer. Everything has been by hand. I have wanted one for some time, and now I finally have one. After a year of earning points through our health insurance (I had to do weekly records of meals, exercise, etc.) I got a $200 gift card for Lowe’s. That combined with money from jury duty and a few cakes got me to this lovely addition to my kitchen 🙂
I don’t know yet where it will reside. My space is limited. But I can’t wait to try it out!

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