Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Weightwatchers Style Chinese

The quickest and easiest Chinese, faster than your takeaway!

Im well aware that sometimes you see, quick and easy recipes and then when you go to make them yourself, you realise that it means quick and easy if your really good at cooking.  This little dish is not one of them.  Lunches in my house can at times be a bit of a hit and miss and usually i need something quick and easy that really is as it says. 

Now I love rice and i usually like a lot of rice so i tend to buy the pre portioned rice from Uncle Ben's rice that works out at 6 Weightwatchers Propoints, or the rice infusions although they can be pretty expensive but their also 6 Weightwatchers Propoints. Recently, while shopping in Tesco i found out that they have their own brand of Rice Infusions.  Its white and wild rice mixed with all different veg and its already pre portioned and each little sachet works out at 4 Weightwatchers Propoints.  

I was so happy about this because their even a euro cheaper than the rice infusions and you just bang them in the microwave for 4 minutes and Ben's your uncle.  

It really is simple and also perfect for lunches, preportioned, pre propointed and all you need is a microwave. I love them and all for 4 Weightwatchers Propoints! now what more could i ask for? 

Well something to go with them. 

Im not a great steak person but i do like minute steak's and last week Aldi had them on special for 2 euro, so they were on the list.  

Then i was having a read of a Weightwatchers Magazine that was from May i think, anyway they had a couple of recipes that i liked and there was one for a marinade and i just happened to have all 4 ingredients at hand so i decided that i was going to make Chinese style steaks with the rice.  

Weightwatchers Propoints per Recipe 16
Weightwatchers Propoints per Serving 8
Serves 2 


For the marinade taken from Weightwatchers Marinade May 2012

2 tsp of Hoisin Sauce
2 tsp of clear honey  (i used Accacia)
2 tsp of Soy Sauce
1/4 tsp of Chinese 5 spice 

2 Pockets of Tesco Micro Rice
2 Minute Steaks (i got them in Aldi and each steak was 3 Propoints)


Mix all the marinade ingredients together.  Brush the steaks heavily with the marinade.  Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat, misting with some spray oil.

Pop the rice in the microwave and if placing them in the microwave together add 2 minutes to the waving time. 

Place the steaks in the saucepan and cook as per pack instructions so literally 1-2 minutes.  Turn and pour the remaining marinade over the meat.  

Serve each pocket of rice on a plate and serve with a steak each.

Enjoy the Niptuck way, so you don't have too!

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