Oriental Wehani Rice Salad: Exotic Made in Clay!

Oriental Wehani Rice Salad: Exotic Made in Clay!

(Image Source) Rice recipes suitable ONLY for VF7700 and VM7900 Models with "rice" function. Wehani rice is a very different rice experience: it's nutty, chewy and distinct; it's almost a different thing than rice entirely. There are a lot of nutritional benefits, including vitamins and minerals....
Haute Cuisine: Vegetarian Hazelnut-Mushroom Pilaf

Haute Cuisine: Vegetarian Hazelnut-Mushroom Pilaf

I used to be intimidated to make fancy-sounding or ethnic dishes from scratch. After all, what do I know about that? I've never been to cooking school or had any formal training.  When I got my VitaClay I realized how easy it is to make amazingly flavorful and seemingly complicated dishes, and th...
30 minute VitaClay Slow Cooked Seitan Recipe

30 minute VitaClay Slow Cooked Seitan Recipe

Seitan's meat-like nature is alluring for to many It is not only nutritious, but a satisfying meal when eaten with rice, veggies, or pasta. Most people miss out from the rich proteins in Seitan. The truth is that, it is possible to prepare this 100 to 120 calories per 3-ounce per serving gluten i...

Nutritious Salmon Chowder with Wild Rice Cooked in Clay

Nutritious Salmon Chowder with Wild Rice Cooked in Clay

As the weather warms, I've been on the hunt for more soup, chowder and stew recipes. They're warming, nutrient-dense, filling, and downright delicious. What's not to love? Soups and stews are a great snack or mini-meal, or a great side or appetizer for a full meal. Whether you're planning a holid...
Riced Cauliflower: An Elegant Low-Carb Solution in Clay

Riced Cauliflower: An Elegant Low-Carb Solution in Clay

Over the past year or so, I've cut down on the carbs I eat daily by a lot. Which is funny, because I used to be a carb-o-holic. It was basically just all carbs, all the time with me, throughout my teens and twenties. Then after 2 pregnancies, my hormones were out of whack and I had to figure out...
One-Pot Cajun Sausage & Rice in Clay

One-Pot Cajun Sausage & Rice in Clay

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to week-night dinners? Do you need a quick, easy meal that you can quickly prep and that will be ready to eat when you get home from work? How about a delicious one-pot meal that requires minimal prep work, cleans up quickly and tastes amazing? Just grab your ...

Fast And Easy Jambalaya-Inspired One-Pot Meal!

Fast And Easy Jambalaya-Inspired One-Pot Meal!

Suitable for VitaClay Models that include rice cooker functions: VF7700, VM7900 series ONLY.  Love Jambalaya but don't have time to sit by the stove as it bubbles away all day? Would you rather have the taste of New Orleans without cooking up a huge pot of stew? Don't want to heat up the house? W...
Slow Cooker Eggplant Stew with Chickpeas

Slow Cooker Eggplant Stew with Chickpeas

This is a delicious stew packed with hearty and protein rich ingredients. Serve with aside of Quinoa or Polenta to complete the meal - makes a great vegetarian holiday side dish! Feeds about 6-8 hungry mouths. Ingredients: 1 ounce mushrooms, sliced 3 cups veggie broth 2 large eggplants 3 tablesp...
Zhua Fan (Muslim Chinese Lamb Rice) Slow Cooked in VitaClay

Zhua Fan (Muslim Chinese Lamb Rice) Slow Cooked in VitaClay

This and other rice recipes are only suitable to VitaClay models with rice cooker functions: VF7700 and VM7900 series ONLY.  Zhua Fan is a traditional one-pot rice recipe incorporating a bit of lamb and lots of veggies for a delicious dish. Zhua Fan is a favorite of the Uyghur people in XinJiang ...

The Best Curried Rice: Delicious in Clay!

The Best Curried Rice: Delicious in Clay!

I love rice. My favorite is brown rice with butter; I guess it reminds me of meals in childhood. That nutty, buttery flavor is just delicious. I can eat a big bowl of buttery brown rice and nothing else for a meal. Some people prefer white rice, and still others prefer other varieties or a mixtur...
VitaClay: Modern Innovation and Ancient Nutrition + Salmon Recipe

VitaClay: Modern Innovation and Ancient Nutrition + Salmon Recipe

Suitable for VitaClay Models: VF7700, VM7900 Know you should feed your family healthy, whole, home-cooked meals, but crunched for time and on a tight budget? Cooking nutritious, amazing meals for your family does not have to take all day or break the bank! Using simple, nutrient-filled ingredient...
Red Beans and Rice, Cajun Style, Ready When You Are!

Red Beans and Rice, Cajun Style, Ready When You Are!

            Red beans and rice is a filling, nutritious meal that is great for those busy nights when you don’t have time to cook. If you’re like me, you may have one day of the week that is busier than the others, for whatever reason.             My busy day is Tuesday. I have meetings in the mo...

Creamy, Delicious, Fragrant Coconut Rice: Goes Great With Any Dish!

Creamy, Delicious, Fragrant Coconut Rice: Goes Great With Any Dish!

Rice recipes are suitable only for the rice setting on VitaClay Models VF7700 and VM7900 series.  The first time I tried coconut rice I was visiting Thailand during the summer.  Wow I was in love. So I set out to make my own. I was surprised how easy this is, and how amazing it tasted when I made...
Clay Slow Cooked Wild Rice and Chicken Soup with Veggies

Clay Slow Cooked Wild Rice and Chicken Soup with Veggies

This is a great recipe for any cold night that you may encounter. Check this out: I'm looking into the fridge and I see that I’ve got some leftover chicken. In the cupboard: a box of wild rice. Perfect! I’ll just add broth and a few veggies and I have my next nutrient-dense, warm, soothing, delic...
Cajun Red Beans & Rice with Sausage: One Pot Meal in Clay!

Cajun Red Beans & Rice with Sausage: One Pot Meal in Clay!

I love that rice + beans = a complete protein, so I try to get this healthy combo into my meals on a regular basis. It does seem that I am often falling back on the same recipes over and over, though, so I like to find new recipes to (literally) spice up my old standby routine. And of course my f...

Trying Something New: Cook Quinoa in VitaClay

Trying Something New: Cook Quinoa in VitaClay

Quinoa is a “new” (ancient) super-food grain on the health scene, and VitaClay makes cooking Quinoa easy!  Quinoa was once renowned as “the gold of the Incas,” and has long been recognized for its nutritious properties. The Incas of South America regarded it as the mother of all grains, and used ...
One Pot Wednesdays: Chicken and Rice Heaven

One Pot Wednesdays: Chicken and Rice Heaven

This one pot chicken and rice dish seems pretty simple, but the seasonings and a couple of key ingredients, as well as the pre-marinating of the chicken beforehand make this one very memorable dish. The best part is that it is a one-pot dish, so cleaning up is a breeze! Once you try it I think yo...
Soup Sunday is Here Again! Quinoa and Chicken Soup

Soup Sunday is Here Again! Quinoa and Chicken Soup

I love making soups on Sunday because it's easy to prep and even make ahead then just heat up, and it's a satisfying and nourishing meal for everyone without being a long, drawn-out process. I also love that soups are so versatile and really anything goes. You can take a soup recipe and make it y...

One Pot Wednesdays with Clay: Brown Rice Pork Pot

One Pot Wednesdays with Clay: Brown Rice Pork Pot

It's that time of the week again: hump day! And you know what that means...  It's One-pot Wednesday! Here at VitaClay we love to make your day easier. A big part of a healthy day is cooking your meals at home, so our goal is to make cooking as healthy and as easy as possible. What can make cook...
Basil Chicken Spinach Rice (or Orzo) One Pot Meal with Olives

Basil Chicken Spinach Rice (or Orzo) One Pot Meal with Olives

On this One-Pot Wednesday we have not one but two great one pot recipes for you to choose from! This is a basic one-pot recipe, and VitaClay makes it so easy! The addition of olives and oregano give it a really great Mediterranean flavor, and the feta cheese tops it off and rounds out that unique...
One Pot Red Rice & Chicken: Perfect in Clay! (7700 & 7900 ONLY!)

One Pot Red Rice & Chicken: Perfect in Clay! (7700 & 7900 ONLY!)

(Image Source) Suitable ONLY for VitaClay Models VF7700 and VM7900! As you may know by now, my favorite kind of meal to cook, especially when I'm busy, is a one-pot meal. Luckily there are tons of ideas for one-pot meals that are delicious, healthy and versatile. I've done other variations of ri...

Sweet and Savory Mango Chicken with CousCous

Sweet and Savory Mango Chicken with CousCous

I'm a sucker for sweet and sour flavors. It's just something about the mixture of salty, sweet, and sour (and even spicy) that is so good. I posted an easy sweet and sour sauce not too long ago that can be used to liven up all kinds of dishes, but I also like to experiment with different fruits i...
One Pot Wednesdays: Curried Butternut Squash Quinoa with Garbanzo beans

One Pot Wednesdays: Curried Butternut Squash Quinoa with Garbanzo beans

Recently I've been getting into curry for several reasons. One, they make everything taste different. You can add curry spices to your same-old, same-old stir fry or chicken dish and make it taste exotic and new without doing anything much different. Another reason is it's easy to customize it. Y...
Cilantro Lime Rice Like Never Before in Clay

Cilantro Lime Rice Like Never Before in Clay

Rice recipes are suitable only for the rice setting on VitaClay Models VF7700 and VM7900 series.  In the past we've posted several rice recipes. After all, rice is pretty much half of what we do. We've posted tips on how to make the perfect rice in VitaClay with troubleshooting tweaks for any pro...

Slow Cooker Barley with Toasted Pine Nuts

Slow Cooker Barley with Toasted Pine Nuts

This can be a meal by itself. I usually mix Pearl Barley and Camargue Mahogany Rice, which is rice from the Camargue area in France, and has a nutty flavor providing this dish a pleasant texture and presentation. This dish goes nicely with any meat or poultry dish. Ingredients for Barley with Toa...
Shrimp Jambalaya

Shrimp Jambalaya

Ingredients for Shrimp Jambalaya 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup chopped green onion 3/4 cup chopped green pepper, divided 1/2 cup chopped celery 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 pound diced cooked ham 2 cups chicken broth 1 can (14 -1/2 ounce) tomatoes, diced 1/4 cup minced ...
Artichoke Risotto

Artichoke Risotto

Ingredients for Artichoke Risotto 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups Arborio rice 1 cup dry white wine 6 cups chicken stock 4 cooked small artichokes, quartered or 2 cooked large artichokes hearts, sliced 1/4 cup unsalted butter 6 tablespoons ...


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