My Grandad and mom used to make this all the time when I was younger...not sure where the original recipe came from but it's very yummy and you can add so much to jazz it up. Jasmine rice is a MUST, some reason any other rice will not cook all the way. You can half, double or triple as needed. My picky 4 y/o loves this! Very easy to make and ready to eat in no time and freezes well.