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A Fast, Family-Friendly Dinner

May 3, 2019

Use on-hand ingredients for a quick-fix meal

( Family Features ) Between juggling the ever-shifting to-do list and busy weeknights, there’s not always time left in the day to comb through cookbooks to find the perfect recipe. Even with a potential meal plan in mind, life can get in the way, and running to the grocery store might not be a top priority.

For a quick meal without a lot of hassle, an option such as Eckrich Smoked Sausage can be paired with whatever you have in the refrigerator or pantry for a fast, foolproof meal the whole family can enjoy. Since it is pre-cooked, all you have to do is heat and eat, taking the guesswork out of cook time while offering a rich and savory protein option for a balanced and delicious meal.

With flavors and forms ranging from the Original Skinless Smoked Sausage Rope to spicy Jalapeno & Cheddar Smoked Sausage Links, a home-cooked breakfast, lunch or dinner is just moments away – no instructions or plans needed. You can be a rebel without a cookbook and deliver diverse and delightful meals for your loved ones, such as this Veggie Smoked Sausage Stir-Fry.

For more mealtime inspiration, visit Eckrich.com.

Veggie Smoked Sausage Stir-Fry

Cook time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

1 package Eckrich smoked sausage, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces4 servings premade white or brown rice1 tablespoon peanut oil1 bag (16 ounces) frozen stir-fry vegetable mix1 package stir-fry dry seasoning mix2 tablespoons honey1 teaspoon vinegar2 tablespoons sesame oiltoasted sesame seeds (optional)sliced green onions (optional)

In pan over medium-high heat, brown sausage; set aside.Heat white or brown rice according to package instructions.In same pan over medium-high heat, heat peanut oil and stir-fry vegetable mix. Add stir-fry dry seasoning mix, honey, vinegar and sesame oil.Divide rice, sausage and stir-fry mixture among four bowls.Sprinkle each with toasted sesame seeds and sliced green onions, if desired.