Sunday, July 26, 2009

Pea Pods and Beef with Rice

I sent R to the store to get a bag of frozen pea pods....he came home with a bag of green beans. I specified on the list.......pea pods. So back to the store he went and then he came home with a bag of sugar snap peas. Ladies....he's all can't have him.

While I was preparing the food he walked by and said, "those aren't pea pods." Then I gave him 'the look' and he went away.

Even those the pea pods weren't pea pods it was still very good.
1 London Broil steak sliced thinly
1 small white onion sliced thinly
1 bag of frozen pea pods
1 can of sliced or chopped portobello mushrooms
3 C of cooked Jasmine or Basmati rice
1 T flour
2 beef bouillon cubes
salt, pepper, garlic salt to taste

Cook onions until they start to get translucent, add sliced meat. Cook at medium to medium high until meat is cooked. Add 1 C of water and two beef bouillon cubes, until dissolved. Add 1 tablespoon of flour to make a slight gravy. Add pea pods and mushrooms. Cook at low medium until pea pods and mushrooms are cooked.

While meat and pea pods cook prepare the rice according to directions.

Spoon beef mixture over rice.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Easy Chicken and Rice

This is one of those cheap and easy recipes.1 package of boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken strips
1 bag of frozen veggies
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
1 can of water
1 cup uncooked Basmati or Jasmine rice
2 cups of water

Brown chicken on both sides in a deep skillet. Cook for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low. Add two cans of cream of chicken soup and one can of water. Mix thoroughly. Add one bag of frozen veggies. Mix together and cover skillet with lid. Cook for 30 to 40 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Season with salt, pepper, and a dash of dill weed.

While chicken is cooking. Boil 2 cups of water and 1 cup of Basmati rice. Once mixture comes to a boil reduce to simmer and cover. Cook on simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit with lid in place for 5 minutes.

Serve chicken and veggies on top of cooked rice.

I have substituted frozen veggies with a large can of stir fry vegetables drained thoroughly. Cooking instructions are same as above.