I said it before and I’ll say it again now – I intend to make the most of this summer. I want to soak up every minute and make as many memories as possible. I guess there’s nothing that makes you more nostalgic about summer than staring down the barrel of kindergarten with a five year old who I swear was a baby just last week. We’re excited, but a part of me wishes this summer would never end. So lately I’ve been making lots of quick and simple meals so I don’t have to miss a minute at the pool or the park. But I’m not sacrificing my love of food for my love of summer. Especially with this meal.
There are so many things I love about this meal – not only is it quick, but it’s budget friendly, and a great way to use some of the beautiful produce from the farmer’s market or your own garden. And it’s a sneaky little way to get in a few extra vegetables. You can adapt the filling to include whatever you have on hand – ground beef, chicken, or make it vegetarian as I did in this version. And as an extra added bonus, it’s gluten free and sugar free. I told you there was a lot to love.
To make this even faster I like to use pre-cooked, frozen rice that just needs a minute or two in the microwave. (I use the 365 brand from Whole Foods, no additives or preservatives.)