This post is sponsored by Veetee. All comments and opinions are my own.
I am not sure why they call it summer break as I seem to be busier during the summer than I am during the school year. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that the nice weather makes us want to get out of the house more often. No reason to be stuck in the house when we can be out enjoying the season.
I find that when it comes to cooking, I aim to get in and out of the kitchen as quickly as possible too. I have found tricks to serving up a tasty dinner that reduces my prep/cook time dramatically!
Since we are often already outside, I will have my husband fire up the grill and we’ll enjoy a meal out on the patio. This helps keep my house cool since I am not using the oven and an added bonus is that my kitchen stays nice and clean. When it comes to the side dishes, I’ll often have my husband add veggies to the grill with the meats. Sometimes I’ll just serve up a simple salad and then other times I take advantage of time savers like Veetee Rice. My family gets a great meal and there’s little to no cleanup which comes in pretty handy on a busy summer night.
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- One winner will receive two 6-packs of Veetee Rice in the flavor of their choice!
Remember, Veetee Rice comes in a convenient tray that’s transparent so you can actually see the rice. That means you can see the quality of the rice before you even open the tray! Plus, there are no additives or preservatives. With a shelf life of 12 months you can stock up and have a quick and easy meal starter that’s ready when you need it. Veetee Rice is ready in just two minutes from the microwave so it’s ready whenever you need it.
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My quick dinner tip is to put spread out all veggies on a baking sheet and roast at 425. Also, can roast tofu, garbanzos, veggie burgers, etc.
Get food that is microwavable. Especially in the summer.
Using a quick cook dish like the Veetee rice and adding leftover meat from a previous meal is a great time saver setup.
Throw both into the microwave, mix, and then enjoy a quick meal 🙂
Buy some microwave prepare food . This is the easy way
I would love to try this product. The Thai Jasmine and the Pilau (Indian rice) both sound good. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Make in bulk and freeze. That way, I only have to warm it up and serve!
Prepare ahead or buy some microwave food
What makes dinner fast and easy? I don’t cook it, my husband does! 😉 But he likes to use use that is precooked, and vegetables that are steam in bag. He makes what he calls “one pot cowboy dinners”
Love this rice very much
We love this rice. It’s so quick & easy.
Would love to try.
My quick tip is to keep Tyson frozen chicken portions in the freezer at all times so when you need dinner in a hurry just pop it in the oven, throw a salad together and dinner is done in a snap.
I love using my crock pot for easy prep and go meals! Also grilling preseason chicken is a quick and yummy meal!
I always make extra when I do a meal and freeze it-then I have something ready when I am in a hurry.
I precook dried beans and freeze in servings size bags. I put it in the refrigerator the night before and they are ready for the meal.
Make extra food one day; eat leftovers the next day.
These would be great for my college student – he only has a microwave to cook with and it would be a tasty side dish in a hurry!
I will heat pre-cooked meatballs; cook the rice and pour meatballs over the rice. Quick and easy.
I love Veetee Rice because it is so quick and easy to prepare! Plus it tastes really good – my favorites are the Basmati and the Thai Jasmine
Make ahead meals and use rice as a side.
We are getting meals prepped every Monday to have for 5 days and we would love to try these gooses 🙂
I picked up a few of these when they were on sale. Am looking forward to trying them. I’m VERY happy with the long shelf life which gives me more versatility in my meal planning.
This looks like a really quick way to have a rice side dish!
Chili over rice.
I use the Crock Pot with a large roast them make several different meals using it throughout the week
I like to use Veetee rice for a quick fried rice, just prepare the rice in the microwave while chopping up some vegetables. You can add some diced or chopped ham, like what is on sale this week and in no time at all you can have a satisfying family meal.
freeze meals ahead of time
Using a crockpot when you can. Dinner is pretty much done when you are ready!
I need quick meals with running kids to different places. I spend 2-3 hours transporting kids to school, appts and sports a day. I so want to try this rice.
I agree with several commenters…..use a crockpot! It doesn’t heat up the house in the warmer months, and it is great for those filling and hearty meals during the colder months. Win win!
Would love to try this!,
Make a quick sauce pour over rice……done.
love the basmati rice with Indian recipes
Prep all the lovely fresh veggie we get&place in Ziploc, usually right after shopping if don’t do then we don’t eat as healthy
Cook more than you need and freeze leftovers for a quick meal on nights that are busy!
ALways have a supply of washed and ready salad greens.
I can make a quick fried rice with the Basmati and some frozen mixed veggies, soy sauce, scrambled eggs, and some grated ginger, Yum
Cook extra on the weekends (or whatever day off you have) to create easy weekday meals…..the BBQ Grill or Smoker can handle the extra food with no extra work!!
Make out a menu for the week and then prepare a list for a once-a-week trip to the store.
I do prep ahead of time that way when it’s time to cook everything is ready to go
Make a large batch of cooked hamburger meat and portion into freezer bags.. Several meals throughout the week can be ready in minutes that way. Tacos, Burritos, spaghetti , sloppy joes and so much more.
I like to cook a lot of rice, pasta or potatoes and then use them thought out the week to make other meals.
Freeze leftovers, makes for a quick meal when you need it.
Some nights I use paper plates to make cleanup easy and quick.
you can use premade rice
You’ve definitely gotta plan ahead! And try to work the leftovers in to your meals later in the week!
Put everything in a crockpot and save the leftovers in the freezer for quick meals the next week
Take full advantage of the microwave with pre-cooked meats, like Perdue Shortcuts, and mix in with veggie protein mixes, like Birds Eye. Create your own bowls in 5mins or less!
While I am cooking P F Chang meals I put Basmati rice in the microwave for a side dish, Both are ready in no time ENJOY.
pick up already cooked items from the grocery store
Tired these tho other day. Tasted good & it was a nice quick way to add a side dish for dinner..
I like to make double batches of meals so I freeze one for a quick meal later on.
I make enough dinner for leftovers the next day, saves a lot of time.
use already prepared foods for dinner to save time
Preparing meats in the crock pot & adding fresh sides.
My Crock Pot helps me save a ton of time!
Great quick side dish!!!
For a quick meal I can throw together some Gardein with VeeTee rice and either frozen or fresh steamed veggies
I use leftovers – and whatever veggies I have on hand – to make stir fry with rice.
I make extra meat, so that I can have it again on another day with different sides.
Eating out (rare) is the only way to keep my kitchen clean. Love leftovers but then you have tons of little leftover bowls to wash.
My son really like these – he thinks they takes more like fresh cooked rice. My main tip for speeding things up is to throw them on the grill.
My crock pot comes in handy when I am short of time.
I like prepping some things earlier in the week and always having some frozen veggies that can quickly be added as a side without much prepping.
I cooked as much as possible on the weekend to have it ready quick for work day dinners
We pre-make large portions of more time consuming dishes.
Cook extra on the weekends for leftovers during the week