This delicious, nutritious, and satisfying Apricot Rice Dinner Recipe uses Minute® Ready to Serve Rice for a perfect portable dinner solution. This easy recipe is ready in less than 2 minutes and will definitely become a new staple in your house.
I was compensated for my time in coming up with this original recipe. All opinions and ideas are soley my own.
When I was contacted to create a quick, easy, and healthy recipe for families on the go I eagerly accepted. What busy mom out there wouldn’t love all that?
I am super excited about the recipe I came up with! It combines the Convenience of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice (using a wholesome, healthy brown rice) to make a quick, portable dinner on the go for busy families. Did I mention it tastes amazing? Just ask my kids they wanted seconds!
Portable Apricot Minute® Ready to Serve Rice Dinner
This is all your are going to need to make this easy Apricot Rice Dinner. Just 4 ingredients and it will be ready in less than 2 minutes!
- Minute® Ready to Serve Rice (we used the brown rice)
- Apricot Preserves
- Slivered Almonds
Just pull off the top of the Minute® Ready to Serve Rice single-serve cup. Add 1 Tablespoon Apricot preserves.
No need to stir. No need to cover the rice. No need to add anything else!
Microwave for 1 minutes.
Stir the rice to thoroughly coat all the healthy brown rice with the delicious apricot sauce. These two flavors pair together so beautifully!
Now sprinkle lightly with thyme and add 1 Tablespoon slivered almonds.
The almonds add some healthy protein to this easy healthy recipe and pair beautifully with the flavors.
Quick, Healthy, & Yummy Portable Dinner Solution!
Like most families, there are more times than I can count that we need a quick, portable dinner. Whether it is before we dash out the door for Awana on Wednesday night or my son’s 4:45 basketball practice. . . . .
Unfortunately, that often time means a drive thru! Ugh! Not only can they get expensive, but the food is neither healthy or uses quality ingredients. This Apricot Minute® Ready to Serve Rice Dinner is the perfect solution for a healthy grab-and-go dinner for:
- Kids rushing to Sports Practice (or any activity!)
- Healthy, Quick Lunch at Work (or home!)
- Parent Working Late who Missed Dinner
- Quick, Satisfying before Awana on Wednesday
- New Favorite Dinnertime Staple!
Note: For a complete on-the-go-meal I also send along a little bag of carrots and apples. As a totally cliché Mom who is working on eating healthier as part of my New Year’s resolutions, I love that the Minute® Ready to Serve Rice provides easy portion control since it’s conveniently packaged in two individual single-serve cups. See more Minute® Ready to Serve Rice Stir-in Ideas
Turn this Recipe into a Family Size Recipe
If you are making this recipe for the whole family at home, it can easily be adapted!
In your microwave safe bowl just add 1 cup of Minute® Instant Brown Rice per person (and any water in the package directions). Next add 1 Tablespoon of Apricot preserves per cup of rice. Microwave according to package directions. Stir the rice, sprinkle lightly with thyme, and add 1 Tablespoon of slivered almonds per person.
You can serve this as a main dish along with some delicious green beans on the side and an apple for dessert! Yummy, healthy, and easy on the wallet!
Note: If you prefer, you can serve this as a rice side dish along with a Rotisserie chicken or baked chicken breast and your families favorite vegetable.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.