Wednesday, October 30, 2019

What's Cooking Wednesday: Greek Bowls

OK. Back to yet another EASY dinner. 

Now, I must preface this with I do my grocery shopping at Trader Joe's. If you do not have one near you, I sincerely apologize because it's just the best. Everything in this week's recipe comes from there. And this is one of those 5 minute dinners (yep, you're reading that right, only FIVE minutes to assemble) that you'll turn to all.the.time. 

Carmelized onions. 
You have seen me rave about these for the last few weeks and here's my basic recipe. 
It is a little time consuming, but I make them alongside dinner either Sunday or Monday and I have the container available for the entire week. Which makes recipes just a bit yummier in my humble food-loving opinion. 

Take a bag (yes, a bag) of onions. Yellow onions, sweet onions, doesn't matter. Slice them up. Different size slices is fine. I don't do super thin because that just takes more time. #momlife there. 

Take a large saute pan, drizzle some olive oil in and toss in 2 tablespoons of butter (give or take). Let that melt together a bit then toss in the onions. Drizzle the onions after about 5 minutes in the pan with some honey. Maybe 2 tablespoons. But just squeeze the bottle about 2 rings around the pan. It's not specific or scientific. Also depends on how sweet you want them.  Then, after another 5 minutes, drizzle some balsamic vinegar in. Maybe a tablespoon. Then, stir every so often. This honestly usually takes a solid 25-30 minutes. So, grab the glass of wine and relish it while these beauties carmelize. 

Trader Joe's precooked chicken strips (diced up), a little bit of red onion (diced up), some seedless cucumber (sliced up), some fresh tomatoes (diced up) are the base of this meal. 

While you are dicing these up, toss a bag of Trader Joe's frozen jasmine rice in the microwave for 3 minutes to cook. 

Microwave dings! Split the bag of rice into 2 large dinner bowls. Top with everything you diced up - chicken, cucumber, onions, and tomatoes - and add some carmelized onions too. Then sprinkle some crumbled feta on top and put a BIG dollop of tzadziki on top of it all. 

If I remember, I grab some garlic naan while at Trader Joe's to have on hand. FYI, keep it in the fridge because otherwise it'll only last 2 days on your counter before going bad. 

And that's IT. A delicious 5 minute dinner ready to go. Super yummy, fast, and even kids like it too! 

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