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Retro Rice Recipes

I'm rice-challenged. No matter if I follow the directions on a box of rice to the letter, the rice won't turn out right.

Fortunately, my husband has an innate talent for making rice. He never reads directions. He wings it every time. And the result is always perfect.

Before I met my husband, I had no choice but to make Minute Rice. It's real rice but they do something to it to make it cook quickly. The end result is fairly rice-like. 

1999 minute rice recipes

15-Minute Cheesy Chicken & Rice

Heat 1 tbsp. oil on medium-high heat. Add 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves; cover. Cook 4 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove from skillet. Add 1 3/4 cups water; bring to boil. Stir in 2 cups Minute Rice, 2 cups broccoli flowerets and 12 oz. cut up Velveeta processed cheese product. Top with chicken; cover. Cook on low heat 5 minutes. Stir. Serves 4.

10-Minute Santa Fe Rice

Boil 2 cups water in saucepan. Stir in 2 cups Minute Rice, 1 cup drained canned black or red beans and 1 cup salsa; cover. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Serves 4.


If you're feeling adventurous, click here for a retro recipe for risotto.

French Vinaigrette recipe from the 1920s

How beautiful is this Art Deco style ad for Wesson Oil?


The above 1920s ad refers to this recipe as "French Dressing" but it's really for what we would today call a vinaigrette.

3 parts Wesson Oil
1 part vinegar or lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix well.

Click here for a classic Caesar's Salad recipe from 1993.

Via Art Deco Blog

Chex Party Mix recipe, a New Year's Eve classic

This is the real thing, not the packaged Chex Mix -- which is a great snack but not as sublime as the one you make yourself.

Have a Happy New Year!

(Link to vegan recipe is at the end of this post.)

Chex party mix

Here's a closeup of the Chex Party Mix recipe:

Chex mix

This recipe debuted in the 1950s. The images here are from the back of a box of Corn Chex cereal from the 1970s.

ADDENDUM posted 9 January 2011

Retro-Food posted a recipe for Vegan Chex Mix. Click here to see the recipe for Vegan Snack Mix.

Via Waffle Whiffer