Apologies for missing yesterday’s post! I had a severe case of the Mondays or something, so I’m posting today to make up for it.
This past Sunday night I was running low on EVERYTHING. It was so late by the time that I got started that I literally only had two choices: find something I could prepare quickly in the pantry or go out and grab food. My children had already decided we were having Zaxby’s and were excited. Not today kids, not today. I decided to go the unpopular route and chose to make something at home.
I quickly searched for foods that were floating around the pantry, fridge, and freezer. I manged to find a few questionable carrots, a very small bag of broccoli, an almost empty bag of rice, and a can of cream of chicken. It was like a medley of the forgotten foods! (sorry for the crappy picture. It was an afterthought.)
First, I started the instant rice on the stove. I prefer “normal” rice, but, like I stated, it was late!
As the rice was cooking, I prepared the can of cream of chicken.
I used the microwave to steam broccoli and carrots separately and then mixed them together. (They could have been steamed together, but I was busy deciding whether or not I wanted to chance the carrots.)
Once my forgotten foods were finished, I tossed everything into one pot, mixed it together, and served with fresh green beans I had made earlier that day for a family gathering.
My family LOVED it. It was so good for being so simple!
On a side note, this would also be wonderful with some grilled chicken thrown in. I may try that next time, but if you are searching for quick and simple meal, this is the way to go!
Were we hungry or did I just totally rock that one out on a whim?
I think I’ll choose the latter option!
(Sorry for the lack of quality pictures. I was just not on my game Sunday night!)
Rice and Veggie Mix
Cook rice according to package directions.
While rice is cooking, prepare cream of chicken according to can directions.
Steam broccoli and carrots by your preferred method (microwave or stovetop).
Once all the food is cooked, mix together in medium-large pot.
Serve with a side or bread.