You know, I find so many recipes online that look so delicious…but then I realize they have chicken, or beef, or pork in them, and it’s always a bummer. Normally, someone would probably just dismiss those recipes, but I don’t. I know that most meaty recipes can be turned into an even more delicious vegetarian recipe. Most of the recipes that switch over to vegetarian style, don’t even end up feeling like they are missing anything; enter One Pan Pepper, Lime, & Ranch Rice Bowls. They are filled with delicious red, yellow, and orange peppers, onions, fresh lime juice, cilantro, green onions, and RANCH. Who doesn’t love a good ranch dish?
I adore this dish for the amazing flavor, and also the ease of cooking. It takes about 30 minutes from start to finish, which is a total win in my busy weeknight book. I can come home from work, and toss this in the skillet, then boom, dinner is done. Major win. You can even speed this dish up by using precooked rice. My friend gave me the advice of cooking a bunch of rice early in the week, and then using it throughout the week…total genius. If you have cooked rice already made, then, all you have to do is sauté the veggies, add the rice and the rest of the stuff and BOOM, done. I mean, that puts this dish at like 10 minutes…which is crazy fast. To me, that would still be a ‘one pan’ meal, but to some people, it wouldn’t, because you have to use a different pot to cook the rice earlier in the week. Pick your battles, because I assure you, this is not something worth fighting over!
I also suggest finding some sort of peppered ranch…because it really makes a difference in my opinion. I am not usually a fan of bottled ranch, but I found a Fire Roasted Poblano Ranch at Kroger, and man, it’s delicious. So look around your dressing aisle and see what you can find. If you can’t find one, no big deal, just use regular.
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