almost no prep – rice bowls

My favorite meals have become ones that still meet my healthy homemade criteria but have almost no prep. The only prep is cutting the chicken!  The trick is frozen veggies (as always)

Ingredients for meat/veggies:

  • Chicken (or beef or nothing, this can easily be vegetarian)
  • Frozen peppers & onions
  • Spices of your choosing, I use:
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Oregano
    • Cumin
    • Garlic powder
    • Dash of smoked paprika
    • Lime

That’s it.  Brown the meat, once that’s done add the veggies and spices.  Once it’s done add some lime juice.

Now the rice.  The kids LOVE this stuff.  I sell it to them like I’m making a super fun silly rice!  “It’s yellow,” I say!!!!!  But little do they know that it has an awesome ingredient that is amazing for their bodies – turmeric.  Go google benefits of turmeric, I’ll wait……..

…Welcome back!  Isn’t turmeric awesome!  But its a little spicy if you add too much, so I try to fit in dashes of it randomly in our foods.  It doesn’t taste like anything if you use a little. a small dash tastes like nothing but makes it yellow and you’re adding all the anti-inflammatory goodness of turmeric.

Ingredients for fun rice:

  • Rice
  • Water
  • Drizzle of oil
  • Salt
  • Very small dash of Turmeric (see note above)
  • Frozen corn

Cook rice as your normally would. If you don’t have a normal way, follow the directions on the bag.  I don’t like gooey rice, so I usually add a little less water.  Maybe 1 cup and a bit of water per cup of rice.  Once the rice is done I add the frozen corn.  Voila!

Now you can add all sorts of things to your bowl, depending on what you have/like.

  • Avocado (a great option if you want a vegetarian meal)
  • Salsa
  • Cheese
  • Black beans (another great option if you want a vegetarian meal)
  • Cilantro
  • Greek yogurt/sour cream

Don’t have rice? Use tortillas!

Don’t have rice or tortillas? Put it on some spinach or lettuce!

It’s a really quick easy but seemly difficult meal!

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