Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Minute® Rice + Chopsticks = Fun & Tasty Dinner for the Kids

 I am always looking for tasty, fun and easy dinner recipes.  I am a huge fan of stir fry but my kids (and husband) don't share my enthusiasm.  That is, until I decided to spice it up with chop sticks and Minute® Brown Rice.  The kids were then excited to even help me prepare dinner!

I forgot how easy making Minute® Rice is.  It literally takes just 10 minutes!  All you need is a saucepan, water, and the rice.  It was certainly easier than preparing the stir fry!

I started cooking the chicken in my trusty wok and heated up my saucepan of water to get the rice cooking. 

Once the water was boiling, I simply added and stirred in the rice.

If you like the nutty, rich flavor of brown rice, Minute® 100% Whole Grain Brown Rice is a delicious, healthy option, as it has to the same nutritional values as regular long cooking brown rice, but is ready in just 10 minutes, - just 1/4 the time of regular brown rice.

After the chicken was thoroughly cooked, I added my veggies.  While I do cut some fresh veggies like bell peppers, mushrooms, and broccoli, I have found a fabulous bag of frozen stir fry veggies at the supermarket. It doesn't get much easier than opening the bag and dropping it in the wok!

After adding all of the vegetables, I then put the lid on my wok and let it steam for a couple minutes.  I added my favorite stir fry sauce and Voila...yummy stir fry.

Now that my stir fry was ready, I fluffed the yummy brown rice and it was ready to serve.

By the way, both Minute® Brown and White Rice are gluten free, too!

Here's the finished product...in only about 25 minutes.  (Not bad for a balanced and healthy meal if you ask me!)

But the true test, were the kids as excited at dinner time as they were before dinner time???

That's a rice-in-the-mouth "yes!"

If you aren't a brown rice fan, you can have great-tasting, fluffy white rice in just 5 minutes with Minute® White Rice.

Minute® Rice is so quick and easy to prepare and is great pantry staple. When meal time seems like a hassle, Minute® Rice is a go-to ingredient your whole family will love and allows you to have more quality time doing what your want with your loved ones.

Leftover rotisserie chicken or veggies from a meal earlier in the week? Minute® Rice can easily be paired with some of your leftover ingredients to make a quick, easy and wholesome meal your whole family will love in just a matter of minutes.

Visit http://www.minuterice.com/ to create a great main meal or side dish for your next family get-together or potluck.

Posted by Leslie

{Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Rice.}

1 comment:

funfavorites said...

Looks tasty! I want to try that I didn't realize it was that easy. I hate that regular rice takes an hour and my rice cooker broke. What stir fry sauce do you like?

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