A few months ago, with the encouragement of my boyfriend, I decided to try making something different, some 'food' that would appeal to my palate. I searched the cupboards to see what I had that I could use and this dish was the "well-loved" result!
You will need:
2 quart sauce pan
water and the following ingredients:
1 box of something like Rice-A-Roni Long Grain & Wild Rice mix
1 bag of stir fry vegetables
1 packet of Taco seasoning mix.
|A generic brand I use of Rice-A-Roni|
|Also a store brand|
|And I use the store brand |
in this as well.
Follow the directions to prepare the rice mixture, and then add to the rice in the pan, at least half of the bag of stir fry veggies and half a packet of the taco seasoning. Bring to boil and follow the remaining directions on the rice box, until rice is tender. There will be some standing sauce in the pan, most of which will be absorbed into the rice as it sits.
Optionally, and for a different taste, I have added chili seasoning (instead of the Taco seasoning), pickled Jalapeno peppers, green bell peppers (chopped), frozen peas and/or green beans, kidney beans...etc. The choices are yours!
Too...I think this dish would taste awesome with cubed chunks of chicken breast, if you want to add some meat to it!