This sponsored post about no dishes dinners was written by me on behalf of Success® Rice.
Life has been so busy lately, I've been relying on a lot of semi-homemade dinners that I call “no dishes dinners.” A no dishes dinner is a dinner that creates NO dishes. None whatsoever. No mess for me to clean up and, whenever I can help it, no prep-ahead hassle. This very delicate art requires a lot of healthy packaged food, like pre-cut vegetables and prepared frozen meat.
No Dishes Dinner
- Packaged frozen fish
- 1 bag Success Boil-In-Bag rice
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves diced
- Pinch crushed red pepper
- Salt and pepper
Cover two baking sheets with foil.
Preheat oven to temperature on fish package.
Spread broccoli florets on one baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic, red pepper, salt and pepper.
Lay fish on other baking pan.
Bake the fish and broccoli according to length on fish package.
Prepare Success Rice as directed on package.
No Dishes Dinner
Easy sides that I'm loving lately are steam-in-bag vegetables and boil-in-bag rice. Success Rice is pre-measured rice in a special perforated bag that you just toss in water to cook up perfectly in less than 10 minutes. If you're not so great at meal timing, this stuff rocks because it can sit for half an hour without getting all dried out like most rice does. My favorite thing about it is clean-up. When you're done cooking, just scoop the rice out of the water, snip open the bag and portion onto everyone's plates. A quick rinse of the pot and it's ready to dry! No gross, starchy, stuck-on clean-up to face after dinner.
While I love cooking meat and fish from scratch, a no dishes dinner calls for something with a little less hassle. I buy pre-seasoned frozen tilapia from Costco. It's economical and healthy. They also have pre-marinated meat options, frozen stuffed chicken and other seafood choices like salmon and halibut. The real key to cutting down on dishes when baking pre-seasoned foods is to wrap your pans in foil. After the food is done baking, just pull the foil off and your clean-up is done.
Vegetables can usually cook at the same temperature and the same amount of time as frozen meat. I just drizzle some olive oil over my pre-cut broccoli, bell peppers, brussels sprouts, etc. Why is it that all my favorite vegetables start with “B”? Sprinkle on some spices before cooking and you're ready to go.
I love that Some Boy will eat pretty much anything lately if it comes off of MY plate. A toddler scarfing down vegetables and brown rice? I'll take it!
Find more no dishes dinners with Success Rice at www.successrice.com or on their Facebook page! With 4 varieties available including: Success® Whole Grain Brown Rice and Success® White Rice, and globally-inspired aromatic varieties of Success® Rice, including fragrant Thai Jasmine or Basmati Rice, there’s a variety everyone in your family will love. Try your own twist on one of your favorite recipes by swapping an aromatic variety into some of your go-to rice dishes. To accommodate various households, Success® Whole Grain Brown Rice and Success® White Rice comes in two different sizes – 14 oz. or 32 oz.
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