If dinnertime is a struggle because you don't have enough time to make a full meal (and still eat before 9:45 pm) try this trick to cut down on prep time.
Next time you make rice, double the recipe and freeze the extra portions. That way next time you need rice for a meal it will take no more than 5 minutes to make.
Here are the step-by-step instructions:
Pack it up. Make a batch of rice and let it cool. (Try one of these recipes.) Spoon meal-size portions into freezer-safe, microwave-safe containers. Freeze for up to 3 months.
Reheat it. When you’re ready to eat the rice, remove the container’s lid, sprinkle the frozen grains with 1 to 2 tablespoons water, cover the container with a dampened paper towel, and microwave on high for 1 to 3 minutes (depending on the portion size); fluff gently, then repeat. Let stand for 2 minutes before fluffing and serving.
What are your make-ahead meal strategies?