Time-saving tips for preparing healthy family meals

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Keeping up with busy schedules and making nutrition a priority is a challenge many families face year after year. For those families that are time-crunched, there are plenty of ready-to-use or quick-use products to substitute in recipes to save time. Uncle Ben's Ready Rice products are Ready to eat in just 90 seconds, they can be enjoyed as part of a balanced meal plan with zero grams trans fat and zero saturated fat.

Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 20 minutes

1 boneless skinless chicken breast thinly sliced (approximately 1 cup cooked; 8 ounces raw)

2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce or lite soy sauce

1 spray of cooking spray

1 tablespoon whole sesame seeds

1 -- 2 teaspoons ginger powder

1/2 cup carrots cut into matchsticks

1/2 cup snow peas

1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, with fluid

1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

1 package Uncle Ben's Ready Rice Jasmine

Marinate sliced chicken breast in lite soy sauce. Heat large pan or wok over high heat. When pan is hot, lightly coat with cooking spray and add the chicken and soy sauce.

Cook chicken for 1 to 2 minutes; add sesame seeds and ginger powder, stir to coat.

Add carrots, snow peas, water chestnuts, including liquid, and toasted sesame oil.

Prepare rice according to package directions. Set aside. Cook until vegetables are crisp tender. Add rice; toss to combine.

Serve hot.

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