Use your slow cooker to turn out tasty side dishes while your oven is otherwise occupied.
California Blend Bake is an easy way to dress up a frozen vegetable medley. Time the preparation to coincide with whatever is in the oven, and let the appliances do the rest. You get to spend your time doing something else.
When everything is done, add a fruit salad and your complete meal is ready to hit the plates. Yum!
Fix-It and Forget-It Vegetarian Cookbook, page 173
Makes 3-4 servings
Prep. Time: 5-7 minutes
Cooking Time: 1-3 hours
Ideal slow-cooker size: 3-qt.
½ cup long-grain rice, uncooked
1 1/8 cups water
1 lb. California blend frozen vegetables
1 tsp. onion salt
Dash of salt, optional
½ cup shredded cheese of your choice
1. Mix together rice, water, vegetables, onion salt, and salt. Place in lightly greased 3-quart slow cooker.
2. Cover. Cook on high 1-3 hours, or until vegetables and rice are cooked to your liking.
3. Cover the top of the vegetables with cheese. Return lid and continue cooking, about 10 minutes, until cheese is melted.