Cooking Ideas For Busy Moms
It is very easy to be a good cook when you have all the time you need. The real test comes when you have very little time to produce a satisfying meal for a family of six in less than an hour and serve that meal to your family minutes after arriving home from work. You work hard all day, the last thing you need is trying to figure out what’s for dinner every night!
Every busy mom who needs to prepare her meals quickly and efficiently, must have a system. Plan meals that are versatile, healthy and always delicious. Chicken and Rice make the perfect, quick meal for your family.
Quick Dinner Recipes
Chicken and Rice are such a natural combination, one might think they were a match in heaven when combining together. They add convenience, and peace of mind when it comes to a quick hearty meal.
In this quick weekday meal, the flavors of garlic and lime blend together to add a special zesty flavor to chicken.
Garlic Lime Chicken and Rice
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4-6 boneless, chicken breasts
3 garlic gloves, minced
2 cups white rice
4 cups vegetable broth
1 lime, halfed
1 1/2 cup frozen vegetables of your choice: broccoli, carrots, peas, or corn
Drizzle 1 TablespoonExtra Virgin Olive Oil in a large non-stick skillet. Add chicken breasts, cook over medium-high heat 7-10 minutes, or until lightly brown. Mix together remaining olive oil with garlic, add to chicken. Cook another 3-4 minutes.
Add vegetable broth, rice and juice from 1/2 of lime. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat; simmer for 20-25 minutes. Add vegetables, continuing to cook another 5 minutes. Cut remaining 1/2 lime into slices and use for garnish.
Garlic is a very popular ingredient worldwide for cooking. When purchasing garlic, look for firm heads with tightly closed bulbs. Store your garlic in an open container in a dark cool place. Garlic heads will last up to 2 months. If the garlic is separated, the unpeeled cloves will keep for up to two weeks. garlic flavors change depending on the cooking procedure. Raw garlic is extrememely sharp, while long, slow cooking mellows its flavor.