Saladmaster One-Dish Casseroles in Your EOC


By "Chef" Pete Updike, Authorized Saladmaster Dealer

One-dish, quick and easy to make meals are a breeze in your Saladmaster cookware. Your meals can be as creative as you are. One of my favorite one skillet meals is as follows: 

  1. Place raw chicken tenders (boned, diced chicken) in a skillet. Place heat on medium until the Vapo-Valve™ clicks. At that time turn heat off, pour off any moisture/fat that has accumulated, and turn chicken.
  2. Place two cups of dry rice over chicken; put 4 cups water over rice; then place one bag of frozen veggies on top of this. Cover, turn heat to medium, when Vapo-Valve™ clicks reduce heat to low and cook for approximately 25 minutes.
  3. When ready to serve, stir everything together and serve.
  4. You have a complete meal in one dish and you have only one pan to clean! 

Another favorite version of this recipe:

  • Use Electric Skillet or Large Skillet
  • Cook chicken as above
  • Place one 14 ounce (367 g) box of instant brown & whole grain rice over chicken
  • Pour one can of Rotel (tomato - chili mixture) over rice
  • Add 3 cups (700 mL) water and 1 tablespoon (6 g) of chicken-tomato dried bullion (I use Knorr brand)
  • If using Electric Skillet, set temperature probe to RIC1 and allow to run cycle. Or if using Large Skillet on stovetop place heat on medium; when Vapo-Valve™ clicks reduce heat to low and cook for approximately 25 minutes.

I know I’ve been very non-specific regarding the ingredients of the recipes, but the fun of doing these is to just play around and discover your own favorites. You can rarely mess-up and you and your family can look at this as a real process of adventures in cooking (and eating!).