Plain white rice – that’s what you’ll start with. Cook the rice in the ordinary way. The extraordinary part comes afterwards.

The thing that makes your bowl of ordinary white rice so extraordinary falls under our category of “sometimes the simplest things are the greatest thing.” This recipe is a perfect example of that very simplicity, and the result is delicious, nutritious, and looks like you’ve slaved over it for hours.

To your bowl of plain white rice, add a cup of Texas Pepper Jelly – any flavor. Then add 1/2 cup of diced fruit that goes with your pepper jelly flavor. Diced apples with Apple Habanero. . . . shredded pineapple with Pineapple Habanero, etc.

Mix it up and put it on the table. Do not count on any leftovers. There won’t be any.

My husband has me whip up a batch of Party Rice as a late-night snack sometimes. Last night, for instance. Well, he found those few strawberries in the refrigerator and that jar of Strawberry Jalapeno pepper jelly in the pantry and figured it was an omen. And it was.

Texas Pepper Jelly’s Party Rice is seriously delicious. It’s good for you, too. I prefer it warm, but the kids like it ice cold.

It’s just so simple, but people will compliment you and mention how it must have taken you hours.

I’ll say it again: sometimes the simplest things in life are the best.

Texas Pepper Jelly’s Party Rice is one of them.