Guess what readers? In a few days I am heading to my hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia to visit friends and family for a week. It’s been quite some time since I’ve visited home, so I’m pretty excited. I have lots of catching up to do and plenty of eating at my old favourite restaurants will be taking place!
As the day of my flight approaches any time I go away, I tend not to go to the grocery store for new/fresh items because I like to avoid wasting food as much as possible. Consequently, I faced a challenge of what to make for dinner on Sunday evening. I scanned my fridge and cupboards and this mish-mash is what I came up with – its got healthy ingredients and actually tasted really good! (But, I guess I wouldn’t share a bad tasting recipe with you, would I?)
The ingredients I had on hand:
ground chicken (probably half a pound)
brown rice (1/2 cup)
half a red onion
can of organic red kidney beans (no added salt & such)
half an avocado
organic salsa (if you have homemade, even better!)
pepper, garlic, basil
What I did with these ingredients:
Made the brown rice to package instructions in its own pot.
In a frying pan I browned the ground chicken with pepper, garlic, and basil then added the red onion. When the red onion was slightly cooked I added 3/4 can of the red kidney beans to warm them up.
In a bowl I added the cooked brown rice on the bottom and then the ground chicken mixture. To add some gorgeous green colour I emptied half an avocado on top with some salsa on the side to taste.
Have some brown rice chips on the side and you have a great meal! Well, I certainly enjoyed it and will even make this mish-mash again. Maybe you can give it a try or even substitute a couple of the ingredients to make it your own – either way, enjoy! ॐ
Have you ever thrown together a meal with a mish-mash of ingredients? How did it turn out?