My ever continuous quest to find yummy and fast meals for my family, as led me to my newest taste-test- Minute Steamers. I am fairly overbooked these days. But between keeping the house somewhat clean, chauffeuring the kids to various activities, actually spending quality time with family, and attending numerous meetings for my volunteer responsibilities my time is precious. A little help making supper is always appreciated. And I image this degree of chaos is only going to continue as the kids get older. Oh, no!
I’m proud to say, I can successfully cook rice. It took me many years of married life before I reached that momentous achievement. But popping these little Minute Steamer bags into the microwave is easy. Super easy. I almost feel a little guilty about it easy. Almost.
Pre-made friend rice, ready in 4 minutes! Score!
Do notice that these bags are frozen. You can pick some up at your local Walmart in the freezer section.
So how is the taste? I tried three different varieties- brown rice, friend rice, and Spanish rice. Overall I thought the taste was great. Obviously, not as good as homemade, but consistency was perfect we easily scarfed down the entire package in no time. Which really leads me to my only complaint. The bags are very small. Maybe my family just eats a lot of rice? (I do have three growing boys), but there was no way one bag was going to work for our family of five at meal time. However, two page did the trick, with a little bit of leftovers.
As you might notice in the meals I made, the meat in each dish as homemade, but the rice was prepackaged. Mixing homemade with ready to serve items is a great way to establish balance. A little extra help, but at little homemade goodness too:)
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