You ever have one of those days when you’re like “‘eff you, and ‘eff that, and ‘eff that other thing”? Then you drive two-and-a-half hours home in horrible traffic and you’re like “I have to make ‘effing dinner? ‘Eff that too.” That’s where your Tasty Bite comes into play and saves your evening.
Normally I’m more of a make it from scratch kind of gal, but this whole commuting in LA thing has made me look much more fondly upon the packages at the store. Hence, my frozen brown rice from Trader Joe’s I dressed up to make “green” and my willingness to taste test some Indian food from the Tasty Bite people who sent me a whole box of yumness.
I admit I was not familiar with the Tasty Bite, but after reading a bit it seems like they’re all for the farm fresh, no BPA in packaging, carefully marking and creating the gluten-free, treating their employees right, and general goodness. The Madras Lentils that took all of one minute to heat up was certainly delicious, and I have to say I’m really looking forward to checking out the Satay Partay package, as I’m always ready for both a satay and a partay at any given moment. So thanks TBs, for the grub! As well as the ability to eat in five minutes so I could finally catch up on Game of Thrones.
Here’s how you do that quick green rice situation:
Green Rice (naturally gluten-free, you guys)
1 package Trader Joe’s frozen brown rice heated up, or 1 cup long grain brown rice, cooked
2 teaspoons cilantro, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon parsley, chopped
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper
1. After cooking or heating brown rice, set aside. Heat olive oil over medium heat for 1 minute, then add cilantro, garlic, and parsley. Cook for 1 more minute, then add rice.
2. Mix well, allow to heat thoroughly, salt and pepper to taste. Serve with Madras Lentils.
Makes: 3 servings