With a little planning, and some cooperation, even the most busy family members can make time for a meal.

These tips will show you how to streamline the dinner process while still allowing for family time.

* Get the whole household involved. The chores are not limited to washing dishes or drying them. You can also taste the food and make your choice.

* Schedule a mock cooking class. A weekend prepping and cooking workshop is a great way to involve your family.

* Do a taste test. Every family has one finicky member. Have them weigh in on taste tests to combat this. You can then plan to make the dish in large quantities.

* Strive for leftovers. Anyone who is cooking can make more of what’s a hit and freeze any leftovers. You can make hot or cold sandwiches, soups, or salads with two roasted chickens instead of one. They also make great fillers for fajitas and burritos.

This maker of helps you get started. Minute RiceIs offering this all-in-one, everyone-can make recipe:

15 Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 small, boneless, skinless

Half a chicken breast

1 can condensed cream

Chicken soup

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup chicken broth

2 cups Minute White Rice


1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

Fresh parsley, chopped (optional).

On medium heat, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add the chicken and cover. Cook for 4 minutes or until the chicken is lightly browned on both ends. Remove the chicken from the skillet.

Stir soup, water, or chicken broth into a skillet. Bring to boil

Stir in the rice, garlic powder and onion powder.

Cover with chicken. Cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. (170 degrees). Allow to sit for 5 minutes, or until all liquid has been absorbed. Sprinkle with chopped parsley if you like.

Substitute for Minute White Rice: Cook Minute Brown Rice instead of Minute White Rice for an alternative whole-grain option.

Yield: 4 portions

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