A Trader Joe’s Hack To Make an Easy and Tasty Brown Rice Side Dish or Meal

Who goes to Trader Joe’s for those little things that can make a meal great?  I know I do.  The brown rice dish I make in the video below has been  a big hit for both adults and kids.  Trader Joe’s Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette along with their snack pack of  nuts and fruit makes this a winner.

So, easy and makes brown rice go from boring to boom.  Now, if you’re trying to lose those extra 10 pounds then I recommend sticking to just regular brown rice with some fresh garlic and a touch of sea salt.  This dish is for a healthier lifestyle option verse eating white rice, rice pilaf or Uncle Ben’s quick brown rice.  You’ll notice I added organic ground turkey to create a meal that’s great to eat after a heavy workout. If you are on a calorie restrictive diet, then just cut back on the portion and add more veggies or salad.

Give this one a try!

You’ll need to buy:

  • Trader Joe’s Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette
  • Trader Joe’s Brown Rice, Frozen 1 packet (regular or organic)
  • Trader Joe’s almonds, cashews, walnuts and cranberries (1 packet, snack size)

Optional for a meal:

3/4 pound organic 94% lean ground meat (buffalo, beef, turkey or chicken)

What to do:

  1. Heat brown rice in pan or microwave.  Add packet of nuts and cranberries.  Mix Well.
  2. Add 1-2 tbsps. dressing based on taste preference.  Mix all well.
  3. Optional: add precooked, heated protein and mix.

Bang: instant great tasting meal.

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