Quick and Easy Dishes for Dining: Al Fresco

Quick and Easy Dishes for Dining: Al Fresco

(Family Features) Warmer weather is often
welcome for a variety of reasons and dining
outdoors can help take that appreciation
to the next level. Keeping ingredients lists
short and prep time minimal also allows you
to spend more time enjoying the sunshine
and blue skies al fresco with the ones you

Even when you’re short on time, you can take
mealtime from the dining room to the deck
with an ingredient like Minute Rice Cups.
Available in 13 varieties, including White and
Brown rice, the convenient, single-serving,
BPA-free cups are ready in just 90 seconds
or less. Perfect for taking to the office for
lunch or as an on-the-go snack, the cups
can also be used as a quick and easy base
for nearly any meal occasion.
For example, this simple Fish with Bok Choy
features plenty of complex flavors with flaky

white fish, crisp bok choy and 100% whole-
grain brown rice. The brown rice provides

the ideal texture for the ginger, sesame
and nutty notes in this dish, and the whole
recipe can be on the table in 10 minutes.
Because white fish fillets are neutral and
mild, they absorb all the flavors from the
dish, and are an ideal protein for those with
busy schedules due to their short cooking
Or, bursting with colors and flavors, this
Fiesta Rice satisfies fresh cravings with an
irresistible combo of white rice, tomatoes,
green onions and creamy avocado. Ready in
less than 5 minutes, this dish can also be
customized with a different grain variety or
extra juicy, sweet cherry tomatoes in place
of diced tomatoes. To make this satisfying
side a complete meal, simply add grilled
chicken or your favorite protein.

Fish with Bok Choy
Prep time: 3 minutes
Cook time: 7 minutes
Servings: 1
1 Minute Brown Rice Cup
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1 white fish fillet
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon grated ginger
2 baby bok choy, quartered
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Heat rice according to package directions.
Set aside.
Add salt and pepper to both sides of fish, to
In medium skillet over medium-high heat,
melt butter. Cook fish 2 minutes on each
side. Remove fish from pan and keep warm.
In same pan, add sesame oil and ginger.
Cook 1 minute.
Add bok choy to pan and stir-fry 2 minutes.
Add soy sauce; stir to incorporate. Top rice
with fish and serve with bok choy.

Fiesta Rice
Prep time: 3 minutes
Cook time: 1 minute
Servings: 1
1 Minute White Rice Cup
1 diced tomato
1/2 diced avocado
1 sliced green onion
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon lime juice
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
Heat rice according to package directions.
Set aside.
In bowl, combine tomato, avocado, onion
and cilantro.
Add lime juice and salt and pepper, to taste.
Mix thoroughly and serve.
To find more quick and easy recipes perfect
for enjoying outdoors, visit MinuteRice.com.
#16180 Source: Minute Rice

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