Batch Cooking

Updated: Apr 5, 2019

December is busy enough! So, let's get in and out of the kitchen quick, and at the same time cook up delicious, healthy food, fast.

To make it easier to put together quick meals, I like to batch cook, beans, rice, quinoa and veggie burgers etc. and I often buy frozen vegetables and fruit, leaving more time to do other things, or just take to relax.

Batch cooking can be tackled two ways

1 - Plan to batch cook something that you're making for dinner so you can have lots left to freeze. For example, if you're making rice and beans or chili, or burritos for dinner, cook a lot and freeze what's left for another day.

2 - The night before, soak the beans and get together other items you plan to batch cook. Then the next day, take several hours to cook, and freeze,.

Here's a quick Stir Fry that was chopped, cooked and served within 20 minutes. Now that's fast food!!

2 cups of cooked brown rice 1 onion 2 cups mushrooms, sliced Broccoli 3 cloves garlic, minced 1-2 tsp powdered ginger Vegetable or mushroom broth Soy sauce to taste Cornstarch to thicken Note- I use a little sesame oil, but it's not necessary

Today's action - Make a large pot of brown rice. Put in serving size containers or bags and freeze. Next time you need an easy meal, you'll be glad you did!

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