Desoto County News

Local restaurant owners share their best holiday recipes 

“Mom’s Best Brown Rice”

By Bailee Harris

While everyone has different holiday traditions, one common thread that most families share is food. 

Some DeSoto County business owners are sharing their favorite festive dishes for you to try this holiday. 

“This is a must have at our Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings. Merry Christmas!” said Dawn Ventura of Mr. Donut in Horn Lake. 

“This is a picture of my mom and me. She made this for every holiday family gathering, and my children still want it when we get together.” – Dawn Ventura.

Mom’s Best Brown Rice 


  • 2 C Brown Rice 
  • 2 Cans Beef Consomme Soup 
  • 1 Stick Butter 
  • 1 C Water 


Melt butter in a baking dish. Add soup, water, and rice. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. If in a hurry, this can be microwaved. Add extras as you like- green onion, water chestnuts, mushrooms, etc. 

Bailee Harris is a journalism student at Ole Miss-DeSoto and is a contributor to 

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