Quick Italian Veggie Skillet
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
I loved this, but I made some big changes. I followed the recipe, but I added: 1 additional cans of stewed tomatoes and cannellini beans, dried parsley, 4 cloves of minced garlic, 2 teaspoons of minced onion, another cup of veggie broth, 2 teaspoons of sugar and WOW it was fantastic and full of flavor.
This was an ok meal. Very easy to make. I also added sliced chicken to make a complete meal. I agree that this needed something extra for taste.
I used Uncle Ben's whole grain rice. I cooked it separately then added it to the skillet. I did not have an issue with dryness. I added home made pasta sauce instead of marinara, and 1/4 tsp oregano instead of Italian seasoning. Otherwise I made it as directed. I think the grated cheese added a nice flavor.
Five stars for being quick and easy. I prefer regular already-cooked brown rice to instant - that might solve the dryness factor. Becomes more flavorful when you add sausage or bacon bits.
This recipe is certainly quick and easy to prepare. I added chicken to make it a complete meal. I also added a can of diced tomatoes because the rice was not getting tender and the mixture seemed kind of dry. I gave it 4 stars because the taste lacked "oomph."