Greg & Jess are adventure seekers who have lived in their van for over 2 years in order to be outside more and spend more quality time together doing the things they love.
Between mountain bike rides, hikes, fishing, and rock climbing sessions, they like to wind down in their van with a simple and healthy meal.
While they don’t like to cook that much, they like to eat, A LOT! So they end up cooking quite a bit and have found that simple, one-pot meals are their favorite go-to recipes for living on the road.
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We make this meal several times a week! Ground Turkey, pre-steamed rice, and any kind of veggies you want make this meal super versatile and easy to cook. As another one-pot meal, it’s incredibly simple to make, and relatively inexpensive. We like it because it’s really nutritious and also very filling. When we’re extra hungry, we just add more vegetables or meat.
Start by prepping your vegetables. Chop vegetables into bite-size pieces, then add to a pot with a pat of butter and cook over medium-high heat. Cover with a lid to keep the steam in, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are cooked to your liking.
Turn heat down to medium. Add the entire packet of Uncle Ben’s Pre-cooked rice and stir, cover with a lid and let steam for a few minutes.
Once the rice is softened, add ½ pound of COOKED ground meat to the vegetable/rice mixture and stir together, cover with lid for an additional 3-5 minutes. If you haven’t cooked your meat, you will need to do this in a separate pan while the vegetables are cooking!