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As much as I love to cook (and I do) weeknight dinners can sometimes stump me.
Be it the lack of inspiration, motivation, or simply failing to plan ahead, every now and then I find myself staring at my fridge wishing dinner would just jump out and serve itself.
But the closest I’ve ever come to a self made dinner would be a crock-pot meal or a meal made in my rice steamer.
I recently had the opportunity to try out the Tiger Rice Cooker with Tacook and what I love about this model is that it can both steam your rice and cook meat and veggies at the same time. So it involves little preparation and absolutely no cooking (at least not on my end).
You can change this dish up 101 ways simply by using different meats, spices and veggies but no matter what road you travel you end up with a pretty effortless, extremely nutritious, delicious meal.
If you guys are interested in learning more about the rice steamer I am using in this video, you can check it out here: http://www.usa.tiger-corporation.com/products/133
The model I’m using is sold in Target stores: http://www.target.com and can also be found in Asian markets or on amazon here: http://www.target.com/p/tiger-america-electric-rice-cooker-white/-/A-14727213?lnk=sc_qi_detaillink
Italian Style Steamed Chicken
Yield: 2 Servings (+extra rice)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
- ½ lb. boneless, skinless, chicken thighs cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ½ yellow pepper, thinly sliced
- ¼ yellow onion, thinly sliced
- ½ cup tomato sauce
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning mix
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups brown basmati rice, rinsed
Place the chicken on the cooking plate and season with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle garlic clove over chicken and then layer the onions and peppers over the top. Top chicken and veggies with the tomato sauce and season with Italian seasoning mix.
Put the washed rice in the inner pan along with enough water to reach the 2-line under ‘Brown’. Press the [Synchro-Cooking] key.
The steamer will automatically shut off when done cooking (about 45 minutes). Shut the off and the heat and serve. Enjoy!
Makes 2 servings (you will have extra brown rice).
Nutrients per 1/2 of recipe + 3/4-cup of brown rice: Calories: 258; Total Fat: 6.2g; Saturated Fat: 1.1g; Cholesterol: 95mg; Carbohydrate: 26g; Dietary Fiber: 3.2g; Sugars: 3.2g; Protein: 25.2g