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Winter CSA Week 4!!!

Posted 2/24/2018 11:32am by Z Farm Life LLC.
Hello All!
As you probably already know we are now taking new members for the Upcoming CSA seasons! For more information please check out the CSA tab on our website. We have been working very hard to revamp our program to work seamlessly with the actual harvest seasons on our farm. 
We are also still taking on new members for the current Winter CSA program so we appreciate you spreading the work to friends, family and co-workers! The Cost of the share will be prorated for the weeks missed appropriately!
The weather has been weird as usual which has made things interesting down at the farm but right now were are focussing on clean up and prep for the seeds to arrive!
This week for the CSA we have some cool new options. We have put 1/2 dpi eggs on the item list for you to add to your share each week if desired as well as the option to purchase extra under our specialty store tab. We always try to add some cool stuff to purchase each week so don't forget to check it out!
We are also offering brown and white basmati rice this week to help create some healthy meals with our veggie selection so we hope you all enjoy!!!!
Thanks for your support! 


Cheesy Broccoli Rice


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups broccoli or veggie of your choice, steamed and chopped roughly
  • 1 1/3 cups grated cheese use the cheese your family loves...Cheddar, Monterey Jack etc...
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • milk as needed to thin before serving if nessecary


  1. Place the oil in a medium size sauce pan over medium to low heat.
  2. Add the rice to the pan, cook and stir, until the rice starts to turn golden brown.
  3. Add the chicken broth to the pan, heat till it starts to boil. Place a lid on the pan.
  4. Cook, covered, for 15 - 20 minutes or until most of the chicken broth is absorbed.
  5. Remove from the heat and add the butter, chopped broccoli, cheese, and garlic powder. Stir until well incorporated. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
  6. Stir again and add salt and pepper to taste ,add milk if desired to get the consistency you want.


Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice Copycat Recipe

  How To Make Cilantro Lime Rice

Step 1: Cook rice

You can use any type of rice (white or brown) and cook it any way you like – on a stove top according to package directions, in a microwave or in a rice cooker.  The microwave method works for white rice only, if you never tried it, check it out here – how to cook rice in a microwave.

I always cook my rice in a rice cooker – it’s a completely hands off process, just put the rice and water in a rice cooker, press the Start button and walk away.  Yes, I’m lazy like that  Rice cooker is one of my most frequently used kitchen gadgets, and they are so cheap – you can get a great rice cooker for around $20!

If you never tried cooking brown rice in a rice cooker, or it never turned out well for you, you’ll like my article on how to make fluffy tasty brown rice in a rice cooker!

Step 2: Mix dressing and mince cilantro

While the rice is cooking, whisk the juice of 1 lime, minced garlic clove, 1 tsp olive oil and 1 tsp of salt in a cup.  You will use this dressing, along with minced cilantro, to flavor the cilantro-lime rice!

To mince the cilantro, I always use my food processor – just throw the cilantro in a food processor bowl fitted with the steel blade, pulse for 30 seconds and you’ll get a perfect minced cilantro with virtually no effort!

Step 3: Season the rice with lime and cilantro

Drizzle the lime dressing and sprinkle minced cilantro over the rice.  Using a fork, fluff the rice and mix everything thoroughly so the cilantro is evenly distributed.  Taste the rice and add more salt and seasoning if needed.  Enjoy your homemade Chipotle cilantro-lime rice!

Creamy and Cheesy Chicken and Rice: Wholesome brown rice, cooked chicken, and lots of cheese all swimming in a decadent, yet healthy cream sauce. This is a dish that everyone loves.

Creamy and Cheesy Chicken and Rice

An easy chicken and rice recipe perfect for your family. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 485 kcal
Author A Mind Full Mom


  • 4 Tbs butter
  • 2 Tbs fresh minced garlic
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 4 cups steamed brown rice 4 cups AFTER cooking This is 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup all purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup white wine or additional chicken stock
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Top with 1 1/2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese optional
  • 1 Tbs fresh chopped thyme optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Melt butter into a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in flour, chopped thyme, salt and pepper then slowly pour in wine and chicken broth whisking continuously. Whisk until thick and nearly boiling then stir in cheese until melted. Stir in cooked rice and chicken and then transfer to a 9×13 inch baking dish. Top with additional cheddar cheese, if desired, and bake for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted through. Serve.
Chipotle Copycat Cilantro Lime Rice