Veggie Noodle Side Dish
1 small sweet red pepper, julienned
3/4 cup cut fresh green beans
3/4 cup thinly sliced fresh carrots
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 package (3 oz) ramen noodles (noodles only, no seasoning)
1 medium zucchini, sliced
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon fajita seasoning mix
In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry the pepper, green beans, carrots and onion in oil for 4 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions.
(discard seasoning packet or save for another use).
Add the remaining ingredients to the vegetable mixture;
cook and stir until vegetable are crisp-tender. Drain noodles.
Add noodles to vegetables and stir until blended. Enjoy!!
I changed a couple of the vegetables in this recipe for convenience's sake. I used a red pepper and sliced carrots, but used broccoli instead of beans and zucchini and omitted the squash. I also used a yellow onion instead of a red. I had some left over from the other recipe; it was easier. :) It turned out delicious, so experiment with veggies if you want...still tastes awesome!
The next dish is a chicken and rice bowl. As I said earlier, each dish is enough on their own. They would both work well as separate entrees.
Chicken Rice Bowl
1 cup uncooked instant rice
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped frozen green peppers, thawed
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 package (9 oz) ready-to-use grilled chicken breast strips
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Cook rice in broth according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the green pepper and onion in oil for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in the chicken, basil, and sage. Cook, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes over medium heat or until heated through.
Stir in the rice, salt, and pepper. Enjoy!!
I also changed a couple things on this one. I didn't thaw any of the ingredients (lack of planning on my part, oops!), and I also didn't use ready to eat grilled chicken strips. I bought frozen chicken tenders and those worked just fine. I just cooked the chicken with the onion and pepper for about 5 minutes before adding any veggies. Done and done! De-LISH!