Did everyone see that cute video of the Raccoon climbing a skyscraper? He climbed to the top of a building, took a nap and then climbed some more to the roof, where he was finally caught unharmed and safe.

Unlike that raccoon who seemed to have a lot of zeal and energy, there are some days when I get home from work that I do want a good, home cooked, healthy meal. Not asking for too much right?

However, I don’t want to cook it, further more for spending hours in a hot kitchen. Not when I want to curl up on my bed and read my book. I am literally exhausted after doing bootcamp, followed my 45 minutes of swinging a kettle bell around and a full day at the office. The last thing I want to do is go party or hang out with people.

So I came home from work yesterday and after looking at my garden where the weeds are growing faster than my vegetables, dug through my fridge to see what I can whip up really quick while still sticking to my healthy meal plan.

Sugar Kubes and I are in a 30 day challenge to see who loses the most % of body weight. While some people believe in starving themselves, I simply cannot with my gym routine.

What I came up with was super fantastic! Even the people who is not eating healthy and trying to fit into skinny jeans will surely love this dish!

Whole Foods features products from 365 that is cheaper than their other brands. This Spelt, green lentils and long grain brown rice is one of their throw in the microwave and eat right away meals.

It is located right next to their rice in the rice isle. It can also be found online at Amazon, because amazon has everything imaginable. I needed something with a little more filling, because I know by 8 pm when I am laying in bed, yes I go to bed early because my body is tired from trying to mold it into a sexy model’s body, I will be starving! Its not going so good thus far.

I added some left over kale and spinach that I had and need to use and some broccoli and peppers again that I need to use. In 10 minutes you will have a nice, healthy meal that will make you feel like it is freshly made!

So forget the microwave, and cook your rice on the stove top with any veggies you like. I ate mine with chicken boobs. I am teaching myself to love chicken boobs. Again another failure.

Give it a go, the next time you don’t feel like cooking, but want something delicious in a hurry!

Oh and of course I made a video of how to cook it. If you think this video is fascinating…and you are simply mesmerized by it, head on over to my Youtube Channel and click the like button and Subscribe! I will utterly appreciate it.

Click here for Semi Homemade Rice Pilaf recipe.

One thought on “Semi Homemade Rice Pilaf

  1. Urban @ urbanskitchen.com

    Sorry for being MIA, was busy on work project for quite a while in South TX. Kinda feel like part of the furniture fixture at this point .

    I like the dish as sometime you just want simple without much fancy, yet still looking good to enjoy eating. The dish is uncommonly simple and easy to make. Even if you cooked the rice it’s still easy. But semi home made surely made it even easier as a quick to table no fuss dinner. I can almost just call that Fried Rice & Vegetables with whatever protein of the day.

    For me, I’d add minced Garlic to the sauté. Blanch the Broccoli for quick 2 mins and stir sauté before adding the rice. Still nice and simple either way.

    But yeah, I surely know what’s it like to not have much time, especially when work and traveling consumes a lot of it.


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