I like home cooked meals but sometimes I just don't have the time or patience to prep food for cooking. Here's one of my favorite under 10 minute recipes that literally requires almost no prep because you can get everything from the salad bar and hot food section of your local grocery store. It's also very easy to cater to meat eaters or vegetarians. For this recipe, I'm going to use Whole Foods because that's where I shop.
This is what you'll need (serves 2-3):
- One small box of your favorite pre-cut veggies (at Whole Foods, it's the smallest of the hot food boxes)
- 2 cups of pre-cooked brown rice or white rice (at Whole Foods, the small containers are 2 cups)
- 3/4 cup of cubed roasted chicken or tofu. In the salad bar, there is usually cut up chicken chunks and tofu chunks.
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- Garlic Salt & Pepper to taste
I like to look at the salad bar as also the "Pre-cut vegetables" bar. That's right! Almost everything you need for stir-frys or any other dishes that require your basic chopped up veggie can be found at the salad bar. For this stir-fry dish, I got a small box of mushrooms, edamame, shredded carrots, shredded squash, corn, and red onions.
In my salad bar, the pre-cooked chicken comes in strips, so I just cut them up into cubes for easier cooking. This is all the prep I did in this entire recipe. Nice!
- A wok pan is best for cooking but a regular skillet will do
- Heat the pan to about medium high, then put the olive oil in
- Dump into the wok, the box of veggies and your chicken or tofu
- Season the veggies with garlic salt and a wee bit of pepper to your taste
- Continue to sautee for about 2 minutes
- Dump in your brown rice and mix in well with the veggies, and chicken or tofu
- Stir for about 2 minutes, and your done!
Pour onto a platter or into serving bowl. Don't you just love easy recipes like this? I sure do!