August 8, 2014

Chicken and Grains for Me and Kitty with Nutrish for Cats #sponsored


Disclaimer: I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Nutrish for Cats. I received a sample of Nutrish for Cats to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. 

It's no secret I've been attempting to be healthier.  Got a gym membership, wear a fitbit, and am even changing our eating habits.  Three years ago most of my food came from the packaged area in the grocery store, now when we go shopping we shop the perimeter; it's just healthier.  I've been looking through lots of cook books looking for healthy, delicious meals that the even the three year old will eat and I found an amazing chicken and brown rice recipe from Rachel Ray.
Teriyaki Chicken and Whole Grain Brown Rice

INGREDIENTS

For the rice: 
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 
  • 1 tablespoon butter 
  • 1 cup brown whole grain rice
For the sauce: 
  • 1 cup chicken stock 
  • About 1/3 cup Tamari or soy sauce 
  • About 3 tablespoons Mirin (rice wine)
  • About 3 tablespoons dry sherry
  • About 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
  • 3 tablespoons sugar 
  • 2 thin slices fresh ginger root
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
For the chicken: 
  • 2 tablespoons high-temperature cooking oil, such as peanut or canola 
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Sea salt and coarse black pepper 
  • 2 mild frying peppers, such as cubanelle orAnaheim, seeded and cut into thin strips 
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
Serves 4

PREPARATION


In a small pot, bring the stock and butter to low boil. Stir in the rice and cover; reduce the heat to a low simmer and cook for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat; do not remove the lid and let stand for 10 minutes.

Place the sauce ingredients in another small pot and bring to a boil. Let reduce by about half, 15 minutes at medium heat, at a low boil.

Add about 2 tablespoons cooking oil to a skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with light salt and more aggressively with pepper. Cook for 8-9 minutes, turning occasionally; remove. Add the peppers and stir for 2-3 minutes, but let them remain tender-crisp. Add the scallions and toss for 1 minute more; remove from the heat.
Slice the chicken across the breasts into 1/2-inch thick pieces.
Arrange the rice on plates or in shallow bowls and top with the peppers, scallions and chicken. Drizzle the sauce evenly over the chicken and rice, then serve.

I'm happy to say the picky three year old actually ate two servings!
I love that I can make healthy and delicious meal options for my family and Rachel Ray has created a healthy dog and healthy cat food line to ensure all the members of our family eat well!


This natural food for cats contains real meat and no poultry by-product meal, fillers or junk.
We can feel good giving her the best cat food there is and we've already seen a happier, more energetic cat since we switched to Nutrish.
Rachel Ray's Nutrish offers both wet and dry food.
We've never been a wet food family but she just loved it so much we may have converted!
She gladly eats it all up!


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