Chicken Fried Rice

Ingredients

  • 3 – 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ cups pre-cooked chicken or 1 10-ounce can or pouch of chicken
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water.
  2. If rice is not cooked, follow directions on package and cook it first.
  3. In a skillet or electric skillet, cook green onions in oil until tender. Add egg and cook to a scrambled egg consistency. Remove eggs from pan.
  4. Increase heat to high. Add rice, chicken, and soy sauce. Stir constantly until rice is heated through.

Variation
Add Veggies- In step 4, add 1 ½ cups of canned vegetables or a 10-ounce bag of frozen vegetables.

Makes 6 servings

 

Fast Fish Tacos

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning (Divided into 3 teaspoons)
  • 1 pound frozen fish nuggets or sticks
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups cabbage (shredded)
  • 1 cup tomatoes (diced)
  • Lime wedges (optional)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water.
  2. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, cilantro, and 2 teaspoons of taco seasoning in a small bowl. Set in the refrigerator.
  3. Mix oil, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon of taco seasoning in another bowl. Drizzle over fish nuggets and bake according to package instructions.
  4. Warm tortillas for 20-30 seconds in the microwave, if desired.
  5. Fill tortillas with fish nuggets. Top with cabbage, tomatoes, a squeeze of lime, and yogurt sauce from refrigerator.

Makes 12 tacos

 

Chicken Spaghetti

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 3 cups or 1 jar of canned spaghetti sauce
  • 3 cups spaghetti pasta
  • Pepper or red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water.
  2. Cook spaghetti following package directions. Drain.
  3. In a saucepan or electric skillet, heat chicken in sauce.
  4. Heat through and serve over hot spaghetti noodles. Serve topped with pepper, red pepper flakes, or Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Makes 6 servings

 

Shrimp Fried Rice

Ingredients

  • 3 – 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ cups pre-cooked shrimp, (if using frozen, thaw)
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water.
  2. If rice is not cooked, follow directions on package and cook it first.
  3. In a skillet or electric skillet, cook green onions in oil until tender. Add egg and cook to a scrambled egg consistency.
  4. Increase heat to high. Add rice, shrimp, and soy sauce. Stir constantly until rice is heated through.

Variation
Add Veggies- In step 4, add 1 ½ cups of canned vegetables or a 10-ounce bag of frozen vegetables.

Makes 6 servings

Notes

  • This recipe is a great way to use leftover rice.

Salmon Croquettes

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can or package of water-packed salmon, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed potatoes, from fresh or instant
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs or bran or corn flakes cereal finely crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water.
  2. Mix salmon, potatoes, onion, parsley, egg, salt and pepper with 1 cup of bread or cereal crumbs.
  3. Shape into patties and pat into remaining 1/2 cup of bread or cracker crumbs until covered.
  4. Heat pan or electric skillet on medium-high heat. Add 1 Tablespoon oil and cook patties 4-5 minutes per side, until golden brown.

Makes 6 servings

Notes

  • This recipe is a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes. 
  • Pair salmon croquettes with a green salad and/or fruit for a balanced meal. 
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