Over the summer, I received coupons to try any products from the Cookin’ Greens line of frozen vegetables. I frequently forgot the coupons at home on shopping days. And I never quite felt like making a special trip to the store when the coupons stared at me from their spot on the fridge. Eventually, they expired. Unused. I was a bit disappointed that I never found the time to use the coupons.
Despite letting the coupons expire, I still wanted to give the product a try. On a recent trip to the grocery store, I picked up the Athlete’s Mix (collards, kale, spinach, red pepper, and white beans). I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to make at the time, But the mix looked very appealing!
The other night, I had some shrimp that needed to be used up. I suggested a pasta, but Bryan didn’t sound very enthusiastic about it, so we decided that I should make a stir-fry instead. This was the perfect opportunity to try the Cookin’ Greens, because we wanted a quick dinner without much fuss. No chopping required. It’s really a toss what you’ve got into the frying pan sort of dinner.
The stir-fry? Delicious (and healthy too)! I was very glad that I’d made enough for leftovers. This will definitely make a reappearance on my dinner table sometime soon! It would probably also go very well with chicken or tofu pieces.
Shrimp Stir-Fry with Spicy Sauce
- 3 eggs, beaten – approximate cost $0.70
- 2 1/2 cups sticky rice, cooked – approximate cost $0.75
- 16 pieces of shrimp – approximate cost $8.00
- 2 cups Cookin’ Greens Athlete’s Mix – approximate cost $2.20
- 1/4 onion, chopped – approximate cost $0.25
- 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil – approximate cost $0.10
- 2 tablespoons ketchup – approximate cost $0.10
- 1 tablespoon cane sugar – approximate cost $0.10
- 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce – approximate cost $0.10
- 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce – approximate cost $0.10
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil – approximate cost $0.10
- Cook sticky rice according to directions.
- Preheat a frying pan and 1/2 teaspoon of grapeseed oil.
- Add the onion and shrimp (I used uncooked shrimp with the shell on, a bit more finicky to eat, peeled shrimp will also work well).
- Preheat a second frying pan and 1/2 teaspoon of grapeseed oil.
- Add the beaten eggs to the hot frying pan.
- When egg begins to set, carefully flip it.
- Break egg into bite-sized pieces.
- Remove egg from frying pan.
- Add the ketchup, cane sugar, dark soy sauce and chili garlic sauce to the shrimp.
- Mix well to coat.
- Add the Cookin’ Greens.
- Mix well and cook until heated through.
- Divide rice into four portions.
- Add equal portions of shrimp and greens.
- Decorate with egg.
- Drizzle with sesame oil.
- Serve and enjoy!
Makes about 4 servings (approximate cost: $3.13 per serving).
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