Friday, November 30, 2012

Lean Cuisine Asian Flavor and Gyozas (Recipe!)

December is a busy month for us and my husband works long days,
so a lot of the time when dinner comes around it's just myself and the kids.
On especially busy nights - like Wednesdays - when we are running from one
activity to the next and it would be so easy to go through the drive-thru for dinner,
I'm always looking for quick & healthy meal options - enter Lean Cuisine!
The kids are happy with dino nuggets and fruit and veggies,
but let's just say we don't have the same taste and I want something more.

The other day I was shopping at Sam's Club and checked out the frozen foods section
to see if I could find the Lean Cuisine Asian Flavor 6-Pack.
The 6-pack was conveniently located in the frozen meals and I was super excited
to find this single-person serving meal that I could enjoy while the kids
enjoyed their meal.
(You can read about my shopping experience in my Google+ Story.)

This week Thursday was busy, but not as busy as Wednesday, so I had a little
extra time to prepare a yummy side dish to pair with my Lean Cuisine Sesame Chicken.
I chose to whip up gyozas - a family recipe from my sister-in-law.
They are a Japanese fried dumpling and super yummy!

You'll need:
1 lb. ground beef
1 c. cabbage
1 small onion
2 T. soy sauce
salt, pepper, garlic to taste
wonton papers
oil for frying

Brown your ground beef and drain.
Add cabbage and onion and cook until cabbage begins to turn translucent.
I was feeling adventurous Thursday so I used broccoli and shredded carrot instead.
Season with salt, pepper and garlic.
Add soy sauce.

Spoon into wontons and roll up.
To roll: fold the top corner over to the bottom corner - but just far enough to cover the filling.
Fold in the side corners one at a time and then fold the bottom corner up over
then all.

Your little gyoza will look like this!

Fry up by heating up some canola oil and frying each side for 5-10 seconds.
Watch them closely - they fry quickly.

While they cooled - because they are HOT! -  I popped my Lean Cuisine in the
microwave for 4 minutes and tidied up the kitchen while I waited.

While my Lean Cuisine cooled, I plated and served the kids.
They were excited for one of their favorite meals :)

My Sesame Chicken looked delicious and I was excited to try it with my gyoza
for a completely delicious meal!

I got fancy and put it all on a paper plate and was ready to enjoy!
I was grateful for a quick and easy meal that I would like, on an evening
when I did have time to prepare a big meal for the family.

If you're interested in making gyozas, I've got a cute little recipe card you can
print and use. Just right click and save!

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Nestle Lean Cuisine #CBias #SocialFabric. All opinions are my own.



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