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Mix and Match Skillet Meal

Bowl with Spoon

Prep time:
15 minutes

Kitchen Timer

Cook time:
45 minutes

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Servings:
6 cups

Ingredient Ideas

  • Grain – try quicker-cooking grains such as bulgur, macaroni, quinoa, white or quick brown rice
  • Vegetables – try any mixture you have on hand
  • Protein – try any type of beef, pork, chicken, turkey, seafood, tofu, beans
  • Sauce – try one of these:
    • Soup: 1 can (10.75 ounces) condensed soup and 1 1/4 cup water or milk
    • Soy-ginger: 1 Tablespoon cornstarch, 2 Tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1 3/4 cup water or broth, 1 Tablespoon sesame oil (or vegetable oil)
    • Broth: 2 Tablespoons flour (or 1 Tablespoon corn starch), 1 Tablespoon melted margarine or butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt and about 2 cups milk or broth to make 2 1/2 cups
    • Tomato: 1 1/2 cups canned tomatoes with juice or tomato, enchilada or spaghetti sauce and water or stock to make 2 1/2 cups.
  • Seasoning – try cumin, garlic powder, oregano, basil, cilantro, hot pepper sauce
  • Topping – try grated cheese, nuts or seeds, crushed whole grain crackers
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Mix and Match Skillet Meal

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked grain
  • 2 cups vegetables, fresh, frozen or canned, cut bite-sized
  • 1 cup cooked protein, cut bite-sized
  • 2 1/2 cups Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons seasonings (or more, to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons topping

Directions:

To make in a skillet:

  1. Combine all ingredients except topping in a large skillet.
  2. Bring to a boil, stir occasionally, and then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until grains are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the grain. Stir occasionally and add water if mixture becomes too dry.
  3. Add topping before serving.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

To bake in oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients except topping in a casserole dish. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil and bake until grains are tender, about 45 minutes.
  3. Add topping before serving.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Ingredient Ideas

  • Grain – try quicker-cooking grains such as bulgur, macaroni, quinoa, white or quick brown rice
  • Vegetables – try any mixture you have on hand
  • Protein – try any type of beef, pork, chicken, turkey, seafood, tofu, beans
  • Sauce – try one of these:
    • Soup: 1 can (10.75 ounces) condensed soup and 1 1/4 cup water or milk
    • Soy-ginger: 1 Tablespoon cornstarch, 2 Tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1 3/4 cup water or broth, 1 Tablespoon sesame oil (or vegetable oil)
    • Broth: 2 Tablespoons flour (or 1 Tablespoon corn starch), 1 Tablespoon melted margarine or butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt and about 2 cups milk or broth to make 2 1/2 cups
    • Tomato: 1 1/2 cups canned tomatoes with juice or tomato, enchilada or spaghetti sauce and water or stock to make 2 1/2 cups.
  • Seasoning – try cumin, garlic powder, oregano, basil, cilantro, hot pepper sauce
  • Topping – try grated cheese, nuts or seeds, crushed whole grain crackers
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Bowl with Spoon

Prep time:
15 minutes

Kitchen Timer

Cook time:
45 minutes

Fork

Servings:
6 cups