print smallerlarger
Mix and Match Skillet Meal
Hide nutrition box
Mix and Match Skillet Meal
Hide nutrition box
Mix and Match Skillet Meal
Makes: 6 cups
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Photo of Mix and Match Skillet Meal
Prep time: 15 minutesCooking time: 45 minutesTotal time: 1 hour

Ingredients

1 cup
uncooked grain
2 cups
vegetables, fresh, frozen or canned, cut bite-sized
1 cup
cooked protein, cut bite-sized
2 1⁄2 cups
Sauce
2 teaspoons
seasonings (or more, to taste)
3 Tablespoons
topping

Directions

To make in a skillet:

  1. Combine all ingredients except topping in a large skillet.
  2. Bring to a boil, stir occasionally, and then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until grains are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the grain. Stir occasionally and add water if mixture becomes too dry.
  3. Add topping before serving.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

To bake in oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients except topping in a casserole dish. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil and bake until grains are tender, about 45 minutes.
  3. Add topping before serving.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

Ingredient Ideas

Grain - try quicker-cooking grains such as bulgur, macaroni, quinoa, white or quick brown rice

Vegetables - try any mixture you have on hand

Protein - try any type of beef, pork, chicken, turkey, seafood, tofu, beans

Sauce - try one of these:

  • Soup: 1 can (10.75 ounces) condensed soup and 1 1/4 cup water or milk
  • Soy-ginger: 1 Tablespoon corn starch, 2 Tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1 3/4 cup water or broth, 1 Tablespoon sesame oil (or vegetable oil)
  • Broth: 2 Tablespoons flour (or 1 Tablespoon corn starch), 1 Tablespoon melted margarine or butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt and about 2 cups milk or broth to make 2 1/2 cups
  • Tomato: 1 1/2 cups canned tomatoes with juice or tomato, enchilada or spaghetti sauce and water or stock to make 2 1/2 cups.

Seasoning - try cumin, garlic powder, oregano, basil, cilantro, hot pepper sauce

Topping - try grated cheese, nuts or seeds, crushed whole grain crackers

Serving Size: 
1 1/2 cup
Preparation time: 
15 minutes
Cooking time: 
45 minutes
Photo of Nutrition Facts of Mix and Match Skillet Meal with Brown rice with chicken, zucchini, mushrooms, carrots and shredded cheese
Photo of Nutrition Facts of Mix and Match Skillet Meal Pasta with chicken, onion, peas, broccoli and crushed saltines

For tasty, healthy recipes that fit your budget, visit www.FoodHero.org!