Monday, October 7, 2013

Quick Family Meals, Sweet and Sour Rice Bowls #kraftrecipemakers #shop

I love being a part of my daughter's very busy household. She is a super active mom of three, a great wife to her husband, and now has a part-time job. So you can imagine that we are always on the look-out for easy meals that are quick, delicious, and help solve the nightly question of what to cook for dinner.

I recently picked up a package of Kraft Recipe Makers, the Sweet and Sour Chicken flavor.
Kraft Recipe Makers are yummy meal kits that contain two sauces with a recipe, and you add your own fresh ingredients. Each meal starter will help you make a quick and delicious dinner that is sure to please your family.

I decided to make Sweet and Sour Rice Bowls with chicken meatballs. We actually eat a lot of rice, and are always looking for ways to put more veggies into our meals. Bell peppers, especially red ones, are a favorite to cook and eat.

This Recipe Maker comes with a Sesame Ginger simmer sauce, and a Sweet and Sour Pineapple finishing sauce.

I'm really hoping my son-in-law likes this dinner. He loves rice bowls, but is used to eating them at restaurants or take out places.

I'm making a big batch of chicken meatballs, some to use now, and some to freeze for later. You can make your own, but it's much quicker to use the already cooked and frozen ones from the grocery store. Just pop them in the microwave to heat them. This is a great time-saver when you are in a hurry.

I chopped up the two bell peppers and red onion and put them in a large frying pan. Then I added the Sesame Ginger simmer sauce and cooked them until they were crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.

Then it was time to add the meatballs, can of pineapple chunks, and the Sweet and Sour Pineapple finishing sauce.

Cook for about 3 minutes more, or until heated through. Stir everything all together and serve over hot rice. The sauces smelled so good, and I just had to taste a meatball with all that yummy sauce!!

I like making rice in the rice cooker because it's so easy. Just make rice your favorite way before you start your other meal preparations.

Kraft Recipe Makers really make cooking your meal fast, so make sure you have your rice ready.

I love family meals that appeal to all of us, including my grandchildren. With everyone so busy, it's important that we all sit down together for dinner each night. When I cook, I don't always have the time to cook from scratch, so I welcome short-cuts in the kitchen.

My Sweet and Sour Rice Bowls were a hit. The kids liked them and my son-in-law asked if I could make some for him to take to work, where he can heat them up. Yay!!

I'm always happy to find ways to make cooking easier, but still lets us enjoy great tasting meals. I can't wait to try the other flavors of Kraft Recipe Makers.

Recipe for Sweet and Sour Rice Bowls with Chicken Meatballs


1 package Kraft Recipe Makers Sweet and Sour Chicken flavor
5 cups cooked white rice
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 small red onion
about 20 small, precooked chicken meatballs (homemade or store-bought)
1 8 oz. can pineapple chunks, drained


Cook rice.
Heat frozen meatballs in the microwave until hot, set aside. Cut bell peppers into bite size pieces.
Slice onion. Put vegetables into a large frying pan. Add the Sesame Ginger simmer sauce to the pan.
Cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
Add cooked meatballs, can of pineapple chunks, and Sweet and Sour Pineapple finishing sauce.
Stir together. Heat 3 minutes, until heated through.
Serve over hot rice.

Serves 5


  1. That looks amazing! So much better than getting take out! Thanks for sharing! #client

    1. Yes, it was crazy good and I'll definitely be making it again. Yum!

  2. Thank you for the step by step photos.. it looks so yummy. I have not tried any of the Kraft Recipe Makers yet. Will be picking a few up to give a try. Thank You