I love cooking dinner for myself and my loved ones, but I often find myself making pasta way too much. If you know me, you know that my blood is actually marinara sauce LOL. But in actuality, pasta is usually my go-to because it feeds a village, the leftovers are even better, and I love Italian food. But after having pasta a few nights a week my stomach started to take the shape of an actual pasta bowl LOL. Sooo, I had to find some other easy recipes to start making that didn’t skimp out on the deliciousness. Don’t get me wrong, I still have pasta one night a week, but now this Light Asian Bowl is on my menu at least once a week as well.
LETS GET TO IT!
What you will need:
1. Long Grain White Rice (can be replaced by brown rice or the rice of your choosing) (P.S. I cheat and use instant rice, no shame in the game)
2. Ground Turkey (I try to use organic ground turkey and try to buy the leanest one available)
3. Asian Chopped Salad Bag (I prefer the Taylor Farms brand pictured above, but you can choose the brand/type of your choosing. This one can be found at Publix.)
For the Sauce:
1. 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
2. 1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter (use less if you don’t want the peanut taste as strong)
3. 1/4 cup of lime juice (more or less depending on your preference)
4. 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
5. 2 tablespoons of water (to help thin out the sauce)
Instructions: This is the opposite of rocket science you guys.
1. Boil salted water in a pot with your rice until cooked.
2. While rice is cooking, cook the ground turkey in a pan with olive oil and minced garlic. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
P.S. These two steps should take about the same time, each one taking about 8 minutes or so to fully cook through.
3. Mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl while the rice is cooking and meat is browning. Literally nothing fancy here.
4. Remove cooked rice from water, drain excess water, and pour the rice into your serving bowl as the base of the meal.
5. Remove the cooked ground turkey from the pan and put directly on top of rice in serving bowl.
6. Put your fancy salad kit right on top of the rice and meat, and add toppings inside kit as desired. (my kit comes with almonds and wonton noodle crisps. I do not like a lot of almonds in mine so I only put a few. My kit also came with a sesame ginger dressing that I use just a drizzle of since I already have the homemade peanut dressing.
7. Top with a dollop of the homemade peanut dressing, and for me, some sriracha! I love all things spicy.
8. You are finito!
This recipe serves about two servings, so it is perfect to make on a week night alone with leftovers for lunch, or double the recipe to make for a fun girls night in (with some crisp white wine of course).