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Cricket’s Rainbow Rice

You must know by now that we just love Cricket Azima, our Celebrity Ambassador of the Month!

We’re dying to try Cricket’s Rainbow Rice recipe, featuring our food the month, the eggplant! Try it out and let us know how it goes!


Serves 6

  • 1 onion
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 2 blue potatoes
  • 1 small eggplant
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups uncooked rice
  • 2½ cups chicken stock
  • 1 small bunch fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)


  1. Dice the onion, tomatoes, squash, peppers, potatoes, and eggplant, and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil over a medium heat in a large frying pan (that has a lid).
  3. Add the vegetables and cook for about 2 minutes (or until the vegetables are slightly tender).
  4. Add the rice to the pan and stir together.
  5. Pour the chicken stock into the pan and stir. When the stock starts to simmer, cover the pan with a lid. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the rice is soft.
  6. While the rice is cooking, remove the cilantro leaves from the stems. Add the leaves to the pan and stir together.
  7. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste, sprinkle with cheese and eat!

If you end up making rainbow rice, go ahead and take photos and post them on our facebook wall! We love to see families in the kitchen together!

Cricket Loves Cookies

We just love our Celebrity Ambassador of the Month, Cricket Azima! Do you know what we love even more?!? Cookies! And Cricket loves cookies too! Watch Cricket’s video below to learn to make delicious cookies and hold a cookie exchange!


Yummy! Now we’re craving dessert!

Meet Our Celebrity Of The Month, Cricket

We’re thrilled to announce Cricket Azima as our January Celebrity Ambassador of the Month.

To learn more about Cricket, the founder of The Creative Kitchen, and author of cookbook Everybody Eats Lunch, be sure to visit our Celebrity Ambassador page!

We’re thrilled to be an exhibitor at the first annual Kids Food Festival New York, which Cricket and The Creative Kitchen co-founded and is sure to be great! If you’re in the city the on January 21st or 22nd be sure to swing by for great cooking expos, tons of fantastic food, and of course, to say hi to Cricket and to us!

To learn to make Cricket’s Rainbow Rice and other delicious dishes, featuring our food of the month, the eggplant, visit this page.


We hope you’ll love Cricket Azima as much as our Handstand Kids do!!