This is a meal I picked up while living in the south. Red beans & rice is a Cajun meal that is very simple yet rich. Its one fof my personal favorites.
What you'll need:

1 bag of red beans
1 pkg of kalbalsa sausage
5 strips of bacon
1 medium onion
Lemon pepper seasoning
Tony Chachere's creole seasoning
Rice, prepared
This is one of these recipes that requires some night before preparation.

Grab your beans and soak them in a bowl the night before. 

You want enough water so that the beans are completely submerged.

In the morning you want to drain the excess water and put the beans in your crock pot.
Start by cooking your kalbalsa and onions...
Add the sausage, onions to the beans...
Then you want cook your bacon...
Cool your bacon and crumble it in your crock pot...
Add enough water to cover your ingredients completely plus a centimeter or so more. Add some Creole and lemon pepper seasoning...
Cook on low for 4-6 hours

Also you want to make sure you prepare your rice ab0ut 45 minutes to an hour before your red beans are ready. 

Serve the bean mixture over your rice and enjoy!
 
 
Alright alright so this one doesn't actually have a particular recipe either, mostly because it is so simple. I make variations of this all the time. Enjoy!
What you'll need:

1 lb Meat 
*(You can use Chicken, Steak, Kalbalsa Sausage etc.)
1-2 Bell Peppers, chopped
1-2 Zucchini, sliced
1 Onion, chopped
1/2-1 C Carrots, chopped
1/4 C Soy Sauce
1 1/2 C Rice, prepared
Start by cooking your rice, I usually make about 1 1/2 C for Jake and I; I usually have enough left overs to make 4 complete servings.

Throw your meat in your pan and let it cook. Add you veggies and let them saute' in your meat juices.
Jake doesn't like soft zucchini or carrots so I throw those in at the very last...
Throw in your Soy Sauce and serve over rice.

Sometimes if I have a package stir fry mix I throw that in too. The packets are good if you want more of a sauce; the soy sauce just adds flavor not a thickness.
 
 

What you'll need:

2 C rice, cooked
1-1/2 lb Chicken, boneless & skinless
1 C peas & carrots, frozen
1 Onion, chopped
2 Cloves garlic, minced
2 Eggs
3 Tbls Sesame oil
1/4 C Soy sauce


Start by getting your rice started. I use a rice cooker so once I throw my water, rice & salt and it does all the work. Love that thing. I think I've mentioned that before...
Start your chicken; I cut mine into little pieces, threw in some oil and fried those babies up.
While your chicken is frying chop up your onion. 

By the way, Jake loves onions so naturally I am using/cutting them all the time. Jake showed me a trick for cutting them without fighting to peel off all the skin. Start by cutting on the butts of your onion. Next, you cut your onion down the side through a layer of thick onion. Take off that complete layer and all the flaky skin layers goes with it! Bam!

Moving on...
In a separate pan heat up your sesame oil and throw in your onions, garlic and your vegetables.
Saute' your veggies until they are heated through and the onions almost transparent...
Check on your rice; fingers crossed that its almost done!

Throw your eggs in with your veggies next...
Fry your eggs in your veggies and then add in your rice and Soy sauce.
Stir, stir, stir it up...love Bob Marley. 

And there you have it, your very own home made fried rice!
 
 
Just tried this one tonight and I am glad to say it is Lindsay Approved! 

I found it on "Not So Perfect Mom" blog

The best part is its very easy.
What you’ll need:

1 1/2 lbs of flank steak, cut in strips
1/4 C cornstarch
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced 
          *I used “Spice World” pre-minced garlic
3/4 C Soy Sauce
3/4 C Water
3/4 C Brown Sugar
1/2 C Shredded Carrots
3 medium green onions, chopped

2 C Rice with 4 C Water

Serves: 4-6

Start by spraying your crock-pot with Pam or something similar.
Put your cornstarch in a bowl and dredge your each of your pieces of steak in that stuff. 

Your probably looking at my pictures and thinking, 

"Hey lady! don’t you know that difference between flank steak and ribs?!"

Yes. Yes I do.

 Jake’s family butchers a cow every year and we have been lucky enough to get the extras. 
I’m trying to use up my last bit from last year. 

Hence, the ribs.

P.S. They were freakn’ delish! I might consider using them again instead of the flank steak.


Onward!


Once you have covered you steak, lay your pieces in your crock pot



Everything else mixes together to make your sauce...


Combine, stir well
 & pour over your meat in the crock-pot

*I’m sure you can buy shredded carrots but the single ones were sooo cheap
 and I didn’t want to waste what I didn’t use. 

I also shredded fresh ginger; I had it from a previous recipe. It smells incredible freshly grated. 

I got my dinner ready at around 1:00 pm and set it to low (cooking for 6 hours)

About 45 minutes before 7:00 I started my rice. I use a rice cooker, which makes my life that much easier. 
You want to use double the amount of water to your rice. For Jake and I, I use 1 1/2 C of Rice to 3 C of Water.

If you get your timing right your rice should be finishing just as your meat is. 
Serve your meat over rice and dig in!