During the summer, Evan and I live at our lake house. We love hanging out where the pace is a little slower and we can just veg out and relax. The downside of that is that dinners tend to get a little mundane. I just can’t get excited about cooking something that is made for a family of 6 and having it for 3 days. This means that we eat a lot of “quick” meals. That isn’t necessarily bad but it can get boring.
Fast forward to last week. Dewey was driving up and brought us a delivery from home. In our care package were 6 packs of Minute Rice Ready to Serve Cups. I have never seen Evan so excited! He wanted to open them right away. I managed to hold him at bay until the next day. Needless to say, we are now out of rice…..and I haven’t gotten to eat any! He loves that he can microwave them himself for a snack or a meal. His favorite is the Long Grain & Wild Rice – Chicken flavor. He said “Mom, it’s pre-buttered!” (And can’t you just see him as a teenager eating me out of house and home in this picture?)
I can’t wait to use them for back to school suppers. We tend to be running in 85 different directions in the evenings and I ALWAYS forget to cook the rice. Dinner is ready in 5 minutes and I have that panicked “I forgot to put on the rice!” moment almost every time. You would think I would learn! Minute Rice cups are so easy….except that one time that I microwaved it without removing the top. Don’t do that unless you want rice EVERYWHERE.
I can’t wait to try out this great recipe Minute Rice shared with me:
Minute Rice® Chicken and Wild Rice Salad
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
1 Minute Rice® Ready to Serve Cup – Long Grain & Wild Rice – Chicken Flavour
Quantities of your choice of:
Diced fully cooked chicken breast
Sliced fresh snow peas
Sliced red onion
Mandarin orange segments
Sesame orange salad dressing (store bought)
- Heat Minute Rice® Ready to Serve Cup – Long Grain & Wild Rice – Chicken Flavour in microwave, per package instructions.
- Add diced chicken breast, snow peas and sliced red onion.
- Stir in mandarin orange segments and sesame orange salad dressing.
Serve on a bed of salad greens
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