As a college student, a busy mom, or a go-getter working 40+ hours a day, it’s not always easy (nor do you always have the energy) to come up with creative, new recipes for dinner. However, having a stockpile of various frozen veggies can add extra flavor, color and nutrition to a simple rice or pasta recipe.Here are the frozen veggies tuck and i always have on-hand for a quick dinner.
>Broccoli In case you missed my broccoli rice bowl blog post, I love adding frozen broccoli into rice as it cooks. Not only does it add some heartiness to a simple bowl of rice, but, with the right spices, it can completely transform a simple dish into a flavor-trip to China or Italy.
>Corn I like tossing corn into canned soups in order to provide some contrasting sweetness. Even defrosted frozen corn gives plain-jane canned soup a fresh crunch and livens up the mundane flavors. Once defrosted, frozen corn is also killer mixed into store-bought salsa.
(More on the blog: Recipe: Parmesan Potato Wedges)
>Peas I enjoy the taste of tossing a handful of frozen peas into a cream or light pasta sauce as its cooking. Like frozen corn in canned soup, peas add an extra sweet bite to, what can be a rather run-of-the-mill quick pasta dinner.
>Stir-fry veggies Maybe this is technically a cop-out, but having stir-fry veggies tossed in soy sauce on top of rice is a relatively easy, quick and super delicious dinner. You could even stir-fry the veggies (or steam them) and toss them with asian noodles for another simple, quick and delicious dinner!