Try this sample Glorious One-Pot Meal recipe and see how easy and tasty your Glorious One-Pot Meal life can be!
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Try this Glorious One-Pot Meal recipe tonight!
olive oil spray or sesame oil
1 scallion, white and green parts, sliced into thin rings
2 tablespoons peanut butter or other nut butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce or coconut aminos
1 tablespoon brown sugar or other natural sweetener such as honey
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger, or 1/4 teaspoon dried
1 to 2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup broth (chicken or vegetable) or just plain water
1 cup white rice or parboiled instant brown rice
1/2 to 3/4 pound chicken thighs or breasts
1/4 head purple cabbage, thinly sliced/shredded
about 2 cups fresh or frozen snow pea pods
1 to 3 large Shitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Coat the inside and lid of a cast iron Dutch oven with canola oil or sesame oil.
In a small bowl, whisk the scallion, peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and 2 tablespoons of the broth. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved and peanut butter is emulsified.
Rinse the rice in a strainer under cold water until the water runs clear. Tip the rice into the pot. Add the remaining broth and 1/4 cup water and stir to make an even layer.
Add the chicken and drizzle with one-third of the peanut butter sauce.
Arrange the cabbage on top and pour half of the remaining sauce over it.
Add the snow peas and mushroom slices in another layer and pour the rest of the sauce over all.
Cover and bake for 45 minutes, or until 3 minutes after the aroma of a fully cooked meal escapes the oven. Serve immediately. If the rice is still crunchy, fluff with a fork and replace the lid for another 3 to 5 minutes before serving.
Make this recipe hot and spicy by adding a teaspoon Asian chili sauce or minced hot pepper. Or make it vegetarian by substituting tofu for the chicken. (Be sure to squeeze out excess liquid from the tofu first.)
*For calorie and other nutritional counts, see The Glorious One-Pot Meals cookbook.
Glorious One-Pot Meal Recipes are:
Unique: This is a totally revolutionary method of cooking. Find out what makes it so different.
Quick: Most recipes take less than 30 minutes to prepare and need only 30-45 minutes to bake.
Easy: Even novice cooks can make successful Glorious One-Pot Meals.
Healthy: Each Glorious One-Pot Meal is low in fat and high in nutrition.
Tasty: The infusion cooking method of Glorious One-Pot Meals packs each ingredient with flavor without any disintegration. Each food emerges whole and intact from the pot to your mouth. Expect firm and succulent vegetables, tender and flaky fish, and light and fluffy grains that burst with flavor.
Flexible: Any Glorious One-Pot Meal recipe can be adapted to meet any dietary requirement.
Convenient: Glorious One-Pot Meals accept fresh, frozen, dried and canned foods for the ultimate in convenience.
Exciting: Glorious One-Pot Meal recipes span the globe of cuisines and flavors to please even the most gourmet palates.
Visually pleasing: With an emphasis on variety, each Glorious One-Pot Meal boasts a rainbow of colorful vegetables to make an attractive plate.
What is a True “One-Pot” Meal?
A true “one-pot” meal contains protein, starch and vegetables all in the same pot. Any recipe that directs the cook to, “Prepare pasta separately.” or “Serve with bread.” is not a true “one-pot” meal. All Glorious One-Pot Meal recipes are true “one-pot” meals. Make no mistake: Glorious One-Pot Meals are NOT slow-cooker roasts, crock-pot stews, casseroles or skillet meals.
What Do You Use to Cook Glorious One-Pot Meals?
Each recipe bakes in a 2-quart cast iron Dutch oven and feeds 2 adults; however, increasing the recipe is easy if you remember the one-quart-per-person rule of Dutch ovens used for Glorious Pot Meals. To feed four, use at least a 4-quart Dutch oven and double the recipe. be aware that larger meals may increase the baking time.
Your Dutch oven need not be enameled cast iron, but it does make for easier clean up, storage and lighter weight when the pot is full of food.