I’m always looking for the easiest and best family meals, and today I’m sharing a sponsored post for Collective Bias® using a Kraft Recipe Makers meal starter kit.
I am always on the lookout for quick and easy family meals. And this recipe for Easy Shrimp & Vegetable Stir Fry with Cilantro Lime Rice and Broccoli Slaw, made with Kraft Recipe Makers meal starter kit, is a winner on all fronts.
It’s home-cooked (if not completely homemade), tasty and ready in minutes. Seriously, if you don’t have a menu planned, make it for dinner tonight.
You’ll find Kraft Recipe Makers in the pasta aisle of your local Walmart or grocery store. Each easy meal maker kit comes with two sauces and two quick and easy recipes that will help you take the guesswork out of what to cook tonight. Or you can think outside the box and create your own recipe.
That’s what I did.
I had a hard time deciding which of the nine Recipe Makers kits to try first. But I finally chose the Asian Fish Tacos kit, which comes with an Asian ginger baking sauce and a creamy teriyaki finishing sauce.
My husband is a big fan of fish tacos, so I know he would have loved this dinner straight out of the box. But I decided to make an Asian stir fry instead.
Here’s one of my favorite tips for stir fry dishes. I love buying the broccoli slaw mix at my grocery store. It’s mighty tasty, and there’s no way I could julienne vegetables so perfectly, unless I used a food processor. And when you have to pull out the food processor (and clean it afterwards) suddenly your quick and easy meal prep gets more time-consuming and more complicated.
I also used pre-sliced mushrooms (they’re the same price as whole!) and cut up some broccoli florets for my stir fry.
I’m sharing the complete recipe for this meal at the end of this post, but I did want to give you a few pointers.
I reserved about half of the broccoli slaw mixture to make s creamy teriyaki slaw to go with my stir fry. It was so good!
The rice is the most time consuming part of the meal. I used brown rice, and it took about 45 minutes to cook. I followed the package directions, using 1 cup of dried rice. But instead of water, I cooked ours in chicken broth. You could also use vegetable broth. I think it gives the rice a nice flavor.
When the rice was almost done, I fired up my large skillet (or you could use a wok) and made the stir fry. It took about 10 minutes to cook. That’s my favorite kind of weeknight dinner: quick, easy and done.
Now for the recipes. We’re start with the Cilantro Lime Rice, since it takes the longest to cook, then move on to the main course and side — Ginger Shrimp & Vegetable Stir Fry and Broccoli Slaw.
- 1 cup brown rice, uncooked
- vegetable broth, chicken broth or water
- juice of one lime
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- Prepare rice according to package directions. I like to use broth, instead of water, to cook my rice for a richer flavor.
- When rice has cooked, remove from heat and fluff. Allow to cool for a few minutes.
- Stir in juice of one lime (or less to taste).
- Add chopped cilantro (more or less, to taste) and mix.
- Kraft Recipe Makers Asian Fix Tacos meal starter kit
- 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 package broccoli slaw mix
- 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- 1 head of broccoli
- 1 TBS vegetable oil
- Cut broccoli into bite-sized florets.
- Heat vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium high heat.
- When oil is hot, add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes, until shrimp turn pink.
- Add half of the broccoli slaw mixtures, mushrooms and broccoli and stir fry until brocolli is bright green, mushrooms are browned and other vegetables are crisp tender.
- Reduce heat to low and add Kraft Recipe Makers Asian Ginger Baking Sauce to pan.
- Simmer until sauce is cooked through.
- Mix reserved broccoli slaw mixture with ½ bottle of Kraft Recipe Makers Creamy Teriyaki Finishing Sauce.
- Serve broccoli slaw and shrimp stir fry with cilantro lime rice. Drizzle Creamy Teriyaki Finishing Sauce over shrimp and vegetable stir fry.
I’ll definitely be making this again for dinner, and I’ll be adding Kraft Recipe Makers kits to my weekly grocery shopping list. I’m thinking I can use the Asian Fish Tacos kit to recreate my husband’s favorite Vietnamese restaurant meal: clay pot ginger chicken with vermicelli noodles. Chicken+onions+mushrooms+ginger baking sauce=yummy! I promise to share the recipe when I make it.
Until then, happy cooking.