If I had to pick a name to describe my method of meal planning, I would say I’m a
Look (around the kitchen to see what’s about to die) Cook!
So, the first thing I spied in my scan around the kitchen was a pretty soft looking mango. Mango made me think “tropical” which made me think coconut. Coconut made me think of the
beach and how much this cold weather sucks right now! package of rice that I found on my last field trip to Trader Joe’s. Rice made me think of chicken. Then as I was gathering everything, I found a pretty red onion in the cabinet when I was getting my skillet.
One package of pre-cooked/pre-seasoned Thai rice
Coconut & Lime Mango Chicken
These rice packages from Trader Joe’s have some pretty impressive stats for a ready-made product.
1 Serving (1/2 of package):
Sodium: 230mg <—-Unbelievable in the world of pre-packaged/seasoned rice! *Proof*
From start to finish, it took me 30 minutes to whip this up:
- Sautéed the red onion and chicken together. Then added JUICY chopped mango at the end to warm through.
- Still no microwave 🙁 so the rice went into a pot of boiling water (package and all) for 5 minutes.
- Plated warm rice, then chicken mixture, then topped with unsweetened shredded coconut and dice avocado (another on-it’s-last-leg item).
Sweet mango and red onion + buttery avocado + perfectly seasoned “insta-rice” =
One full and satisfied Heather!
Not bad for my first Thai-me!
Hehehehe, thai up some dinner sounds kinky! 😉
I’m drooling. Looks awesome!!! I’m jealous that you are a look cook, I have to have everything planned out and a recipe!
Thank you! And believe me, I’ve come a long way in my cooking. Back in the day, I wouldn’t even try a recipe unless I had EVERY single recipe…even fresh parsley for garnish! I’m still learning about different spice combinations, but when in doubt there’s always Google! 😉
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