This recipe comes from Alton Brown and it's the only way we have rice anymore. My servings are quite a bit smaller than his, though! You can use chicken or veggie broth in place of the water, or add herbs and spices.
Just by adding this secret ingredient you get super creamy and heavenly tasting potatoes. I usually don't peel my potatoes for the extra nutrients but peel for a more creamy texture. I use 1/% milk by choice but for even more creaminess use 2% or whole. Even if you don't like cream cheese (like me) you'll love this!
The next time you make mashed potatoes make a 2 cups extra and put that 2 cups away before adding the milk and butter to the rest. You can even freeze the 2 cups that you saved. That way your all set to make this delicious side dish when ever you want to.
This is a great way to have baked potatoes ready when you come home. I own two crock pots. In one I have my meat and the other I have a vegetable, some type of side or dessert. You can create a whole meal in a crock pot.
This recipe is an adaption of one that I found awhile back. It has quickly become one of DH's favorites. It can be made several hours in advance and kept in the refrigerator. Please note that the cooking time is the minimum recommended time to chill the salad before serving.
As a diabetic, I find that Barley really keeps my blood sugar level. I came up with this recipe to use as a side dish to replace rice. This side dish works really well with beef. Try it with a grilled steak that has been marinated in olive oil, garlic and rosemary or the Ann Lander's Meatloaf recipe that's posted in Recipezaar.