Thursday, February 25, 2016

Knorr Rice Sides

Knorr Rice (and Pasta) Sides are something that we always have on hand in our house.  With our busy and often opposite work schedules, there are some nights where I don't feel like making a big meal, so that's where Knorr comes into play.  If I'm just sauteing a few chicken breasts and need a quick side dish, I'll grab one of these bagged rice (or pasta) sides and add some fresh or frozen broccoli and dinner is done, in about 30 minutes or less.

However, I've never thought about re-purposing the side dishes to create a brand new meal.  Sure, I've seen the recipes on the back of the bags, but when I have glanced at them, I realize I'm missing an ingredient and I'll just go back to my original idea.  This month though we had a list of recipes to pick from, all utilizing Knorr Rice Sides and I decided on the Quick Risotto-Style Rice & Chicken, using the Knorr Rice Sides-Chicken Flavored Rice. 

It couldn't have been any easier, and from start to finish it took all of around 30 minutes.  The hardest part was dicing and sauteing the chicken breasts, and from there it was a breeze.  With the addition of some frozen peas and mushrooms that I had previously sauteed in the pan, and with some shredded parmesan cheese, I had a one pot meal that was really good and that took no time at all.

Knorr Rice Sides are one of those things I buy for the convenience factor. I know what I'm getting and it makes my life a little easier some nights.  But now there is a way to take that convenience food and bring it up a notch.  With a few minor changes you can have a nice meal without a lot of a work.

Thank you Knorr for providing me the product!

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