I didn’t take step-by-step photos this time, but this dinner is so easy and can be made with so many different combinations that you don’t really need them.
Pictured above is a mixture of rice, sausage, onion, garlic, bok choy, and bell peppers. It was sauteed in oil in a cast iron skillet, and seasoned lightly with salt and tamari (like soy sauce, but better).
To make a quick and easy dinner melange, simply pick a base (rice, noodles, mashed potatoes, etc), saute several veggies, add a protein, throw in a little seasoning, mix it all together, and there you go! It’s simply, healthy, doesn’t take a lot of planning, and can be made and served with a minimum of washing up afterwards. Plus, it’s always filling and delicious.
It’s good to have a few back-up meal ideas like this; it can be tailored to whatever situation you find yourself in, stretched for more people, made with any groceries or left-overs, altered for any nutritional requirements, easy to reheat later… and it’s a complete meal in one serving!
I think pretty much every cuisine has something like this, and for good reason: fancy or complicated dinners are awesome, but only if you have to make them every once in a while. If you need to make your own food every day, you’re going to need some short-cuts. Plus, since there are basically infinite combinations for this meal, you won’t get bored of eating the same flavors over and over (or is that just me?).