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Apricot Rice Dinner Recipe

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. Tracking Pixel

I was compensated for my time in coming up with this original recipe.  All opinions and ideas are soley my own.
Apricot Rice Dinner Recipe with Minute® Ready to Serve Rice - make healthy, EASY, portable to go dinner in under 2 minutes!

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

Minute Ready to Serve Rice Recipe

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!

Apricot Minute Rice Dinner Recipe

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 apricot preesrves to coat all the minute rice

Stir the rice to thoroughly coat all the healthy brown rice with the delicious apricot sauce.  These two flavors pair together so beautifully!

4 ingredient Rice Casserole Recipe ready in just 2 minutes

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.

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