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Garden Gems: Nourishing Recipes from the Garden or Grocer

Welcome to our Garden Gem Recipe Collection, where vegetables take center stage in four delightful dishes that showcase the vibrant flavors of the season. Whether you're harvesting from your own garden or stocking up on frozen and canned veggies from the store, these recipes are a celebration of wholesome goodness and creative culinary ingenuity.

Creamy Cheese and Vegetable Risotto

First on the menu is our Creamy Cheese and Vegetable Risotto, a comforting blend of Riceland rice, cheddar cheese, and an assortment of garden-fresh vegetables. This indulgent dish is a testament to the versatility of vegetables and can be paired with your favorite veggies! Carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, green beans or whatever other vegetables you have in the freezer or fresh from your garden pair perfectly with the cheesy risotto base. A frozen California vegetable blend makes for a simple yet decadent pairing. This simple, yet delicious risotto can encourage even the pickiest of eaters to get their veggies in.

Poke Bowl

Next up, we present the colorful and nutritious Poke Bowl, a vibrant medley of fresh veggies, tender protein, and savory sauces make for delicious dinner. From crunchy cucumbers to ripe avocado slices, this bowl is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds, proving that healthy eating can be both delicious and satisfying. Fresh cucumbers from the garden, cabbage slaw, canned corn, frozen edamame and so many more options can make poke bowls delicious and unique to your flavor preferences. Serve up the options as a make your own bar to give everyone their own ability to customize their dinner.

Loaded Vegetable Fried Rice

For a satisfying twist on a classic favorite, dive into our Loaded Vegetable Fried Rice, where a rainbow of vegetables meets fragrant rice and savory seasonings. This hearty dish is a fantastic way to use up any leftover veggies in your fridge or freezer, transforming them into a mouthwatering meal that's sure to please.

Mexican Brown Rice and Black Bean Salad

And last but certainly not least, we offer a taste of south-of-the-border flair with our Mexican Brown Rice and Black Bean Salad. Packed with protein-rich black beans, hearty brown rice, and a zesty array of vegetables, this salad is a fiesta of flavors that's perfect for picnics, potlucks, or a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Canned black beans and corn pair great with fresh herbs and tomatoes. Grab some limes or lime juice out of your fridge for a pop of citrus!

So whether you're plucking ripe tomatoes from your backyard garden or reaching for a can of sweet corn from your pantry, these recipes prove that fresh vegetables, no matter their source, are the star of the show. Embrace the bounty of the season and let your culinary creativity flourish with our Garden-to-Table Recipe Collection.