Out of rice

United States
May 1, 2017 5:42pm CST
So tonight I was making a very simple teryaki chicken dish for dinner. The whole kit comes frozen, I just heat up the chicken and add the sauce. I also add broccoli to it, and then serve it over rice. Unfortunately I am out of rice, and didn't realize it until the meal was already on the stove. So I figured I had to just serve it plain without rice.. Then a picture on the box gave me an idea! There was a picture of the chicken over lo mein noodles.. Well I don't have lo mein noodles, but I do have Ramen noodles!! So I cooked a few packages of them, without the seasoning and served the chicken over noodles! It came out even better than making it with rice.. And I will use the extra Ramen seasoning packets. I will use them to coat chicken or pork and it comes out really good. Our favorite is mixing some of the Ramen seasoning with some crushed Ritz crackers and use that as breading for pork chops! How did your dinner turn out tonight?
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@sallypup (26613)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 May 17
Its a team effort tonight. I got the easy part. I cooked up some mushrooms and onion and made a mushroom soup. Roommate is busy making home egg rolls. Wow the home eggs make that dough yellow.
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• United States
1 May 17
I've never had home made egg rolls. I buy some frozen ones that are really good.
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@sallypup (26613)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 May 17
@katsmeow1213 We generally have the frozen ones too but since there is someone here who can make the real deal, why not?!
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• United States
1 May 17
@sallypup absolutely! I hope they come out good!
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• United States
2 May 17
And much quicker for ramen than rice too! :) I am glad you were able to find an alternative.
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• United States
2 May 17
Yes very true.. it was done in a minute! I like the boil in bag rice.. then I don't have to measure water.
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• United States
2 May 17
@katsmeow1213 I have never seen boil in a bag rice before!
• United States
2 May 17
@infatuatedbby It's easy.. it comes in a mesh type baggy and you throw it in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes and it's done. I like easy!
@maezee (31964)
• United States
1 May 17
That sounds awesome. I just made me a salad and some frozen broccoli. Enjoy yours!
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• United States
1 May 17
I did, it was so good!
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
3 May 17
That was mighty good thinking in a pinch. Glad it worked out. Tonight it was so warm, that we grilled steak outside. We had baked potatoes with plain yogurt and fresh snipped chives from my herb garden, and fresh steamed broccoli. I can't remember what we had last night! Lol!
• United States
3 May 17
That sounds yummy! We grilled burgers on Sunday and it was so good! We don't do steaks often.. really expensive to buy for 6..
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
3 May 17
@katsmeow1213 I love burgers on the grill just as much. We missed grilling in Florida. We are not allowed to grill anywhere. It's against the rules.
• United States
3 May 17
@DianneN Really? Why?
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
7 May 17
Good thinking - I could see how that would totally work out ! I wish we were neighbors - I could have given you some of our rice (a must in our pantry - and we have all kinds!).
• United States
7 May 17
I usually always have rice too.. but apparently had run out and didn't know it.
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
9 May 17
@katsmeow1213 Once I did have rice . . . put it in the cooker and everything . . . it was late as it was, and we were all ready to have dinner . . . and then I realized I never pushed the on button for the rice to cook .
• United States
9 May 17
@much2say lol.. I've done that, usually with the Crock-Pot.. I get home to find raw meat in a cold crock
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@snowy22315 (45438)
• United States
1 May 17
Actually, I made something very similar. I got a put together dish like that from Costco. It is really, really good. This is the second night I have made it..sadly it comes with no rice though..and I was out of rice! So last night I had some Hawaiian rolls with it, tonight I just ate it by itself. I also put some broccoli in it. I have a feeling I probably ate what was supposed to be two servings though..I couldn't help it, it was yummy!
• United States
1 May 17
Yes I get mine from Costco also. I've bought it a few times in the past. I really like it!
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@snowy22315 (45438)
• United States
1 May 17
@katsmeow1213 Very good! It was on sale too!
• United States
1 May 17
@snowy22315 Yes, I'll only buy it when it's on sale..
@just4him (112907)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 May 17
That's an interesting option. I'm glad it turned out for you. Nothing special tonight.
• United States
2 May 17
It was really good.. I might make it that way next time on purpose!
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@just4him (112907)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 May 17
@katsmeow1213 Sounds like a plan.
@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
1 May 17
What a great idea! Your dinner sounds so good! I made some eggs for dinner. I'm not very hungry this evening.
• United States
1 May 17
I'm always hungry in the evening.. actually I'm kind of always hungry all the time! LOL
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
2 May 17
@katsmeow1213 hahaha That's so funny! I'm usually hungry at night, too, and that's been a problem of mine. So I've saved up some low calorie, but delicious, desserts to have at night where they won't do any damage to the healthy eating I'm working on!
@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
1 May 17
That was a great idea to use the noodles. I have never thought of doing that.
• United States
1 May 17
I wouldn't have thought of it if I didn't see the picture on the box.
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@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
2 May 17
@katsmeow1213 very cool
@lokisdad (4267)
• United States
11 May 17
That was a great way to improvise. It's why we love ramens. The ramen flavor packets are also great to flavor rice. My wife sometimes uses the noodles to make pasta salads and the flavor packet she will make rice with veggies in it which is great if you don't have extra meat to add to it
• United States
11 May 17
Nice idea!
• Banks, Oregon
1 May 17
Teriyaka Chicken is delicious
• United States
1 May 17
Normally I don't like teryaki, but this stuff was really good.
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@louievill (18384)
• Philippines
1 May 17
Somethings turn out better when least expected, I learned to eat a new Filipino dish called " sinaing na tulingan" wife bought. I did not know how to eat this before cause it's from another province and thought it was kinda yucky but like you it turned for the better and now I'm craving for more.
• United States
1 May 17
Always good to try new things!
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@responsiveme (14652)
• India
3 May 17
That was innovative....I make use of extra seasoning packets in other dishes too
@toniganzon (49186)
• Philippines
2 May 17
Such innovation! It was very creative of you! My dinner w as a simple one that came from a restaurant.
@Marty1 (32517)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 May 17
Was it from depression? Glad you don't have insomnia and can get pills that help you
@JudyEv (121032)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 May 17
That's inventive! Vince is always coming up with substitutions when we don't have what he wants.
@shivamani10 (11233)
• Hyderabad, India
1 May 17
A very good idea.