Looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal? This Ginger Chicken and Rice Bowl comes together in no time at all, and it’s gluten, nut, and soy-free!
How’s your meal planning lately? Meal planning helps remove stress from weekly cooking routines, but honestly I’m not great at it! I am getting better, though, and it has made a big difference for me. Meal planning is something that I have never made into a consistent habit so lately I have been working hard to make menus every week so we can plan and shop ahead.
Not only am I trying to create that habit of meal planning for myself, but I’m also taking my own advice and working on being more creative with our weeknight meals. I really enjoyed getting to try some new dishes through HelloFresh, so I’ve been buying some cooking magazines and looking at the Food Network website to get some great main dish meal ideas so we can keep our meals a bit more creative.
If you need some fresh and quick ideas for your next meal plan, here’s a recipe to add: Ginger Chicken and Rice Bowls! It’s easy to customize based on your favorite flavors. You can use quinoa rice noodles instead of rice, or less ginger and more garlic for Garlic Chicken and Rice Bowls. Tons of options!
A couple weeks ago I was going to make a recipe for Thai meatballs but decided to make it a bit faster (I do that a lot) and skipped the meatball part and made a Ginger Chicken and Rice Bowl instead. One of the best decisions! I had never thought of using ground meat for Asian dishes before until I saw a recipe for a Vietnamese dish from Nagi using ground pork. Genius!
Using ground chicken in this recipe makes the cooking much faster and it helps me use up some of that ground meat I frankly can’t seem to get creative with (we get stuck in a taco and sloppy joe rut when it comes to ground meat!).
If you want to try something a little different, this Ginger Chicken would also make an awesome filling for lettuce wraps or egg rolls!