(NU) - Sponsored News - If
you are like most families, the
stress of having kids and main-
taining hectic schedules, can heat
up the happiest of households in
no time -- especially when it
comes to trying to decide what to
have for dinner.
However, with a little planning
and some cooperation, even the
busiest family can find time to sit
down and enjoy a meal together.
The following tips will give
you an idea of how you can
streamline the dinner process,
while squeezing in some much-
needed family time:
• Get the whole household
involved. Not only on chores like
washing and drying dishes, but on
tasting and choosing the menus.
• Schedule a mock cooking
class. If you want to get family
members involved, make time on
a weekend for a prepping and
cooking session, where everyone
can share knife skills, recipes, and
other culinary lessons.
• Do a taste test. Let’s face it,
every family has that one member
who’s finicky. To combat that,
have them weigh in for taste tests.
This way, you can plan to cook that
dish in bulk.
• Strive for leftovers. Who-
ever is cooking can make extra of
anything that’s a hit with family
members and store leftovers in
the fridge or freezer. Two roasted
chickens (instead of one) are
great for hot or cold sandwiches,
soup, salad, and great filler for fa-
jitas or burritos.
To help you get started, the
maker of Minute Rice is giving
out this one-stop shopping, any-
15 Minute Chicken
and Rice Dinner
1 tablespoon oil
4 small, boneless, skinless
chicken breast halves
1 can condensed cream of
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 cups Minute White Rice,
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
Heat oil in large nonstick skil-
let on medium-high heat. Add
chicken; cover. Cook 4 minutes on
each side or until lightly browned
on both sides. Remove chicken
Add soup, water, and chicken
broth to skillet; stir. Bring to boil.
Stir in rice, garlic powder, and
Top with chicken; cover.
Cook on low heat 5 minutes or
until chicken is cooked through.
(170 degrees). Let sit 5 minutes
or until liquid is absorbed. Serve
sprinkled with chopped parsley,
Substitute: For a whole-grain
alternative, use Minute Brown
Rice for the Minute White Rice
and cook an additional 5 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings.
For more information, please
Bringing the Family
TogetherAt the DinnerTable
Classic meals in minutes.