Our friends from Rachael Ray Nutrish for Cats sent us a fabulous dinner for two package. Like they do over every package that’s delivered to our door, my two dogs Winston and Lilly got very excited over this new surprise. What they didn’t expect was a package for their cat cousins, Boots and Bindy instead of them. Winston and Lilly are huge fans of Rachael Ray Nutrish dog food, and with a little convincing they agreed to share Nutrish with their cat cousins. Just this one time they said.
Boots and Bindy were oh-so appreciative of this grand gesture by Winston and Lilly, and wasted no time at all digging in.
The wet food seems to be their favorite, but some kibbles were enjoyed too.
That Nutrish for Cats is deeeelicious!
Let me try sneaking up on it!
Hey! Where are you going with my Nutrish?
Aunt Angela forgot to bring over some napkins.
Remember when I said that my friends from Rachael Ray Nutrish sent me dinner for two? I wasn’t talking about two cats. They sent dinner for me too! Well, they sent me one of Rachael Ray’s recipes along with a gift card to purchase the ingredients to make it. The recipe was for Teriyaki Chicken with Brown Whole Grain Rice and it was delicious!
I had to alter the recipe slightly based on what was available at my market, but I think Rachael would approve with the final results.
Teriyaki Chicken with Brown Whole Grain Rice
For the rice:
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup brown whole grain rice
For the sauce:
1 cup chicken stock
About 1/3 cup Tamari or soy sauce (I used soy)
About 3 tablespoons Mirin (rice wine)
About 3 tablespoons dry sherry
About 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons sugar
2 thin slices fresh ginger root
1 large clove garlic, crushed
For the chicken:
2 tablespoons high-temperature cooking oil, such as peanut or canola
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Sea salt and coarse black pepper
2 mild frying peppers, such as cubanelle or Anaheim, seeded and cut into thin strips (I used a red bell pepper)
1bunch scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
In a small pot, bring the stock and butter to low boil. Stir in the rice and cover; reduce the heat to a low simmer and cook according to the package directions.
Place the sauce ingredients in another small pot and bring to a boil. Let reduce by about half, 15 minutes at medium heat, at a low boil.
Add about 2 tablespoons cooking oil to a skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with light salt and pepper to your liking. Cook for 8-9 minutes, turning occasionally; remove. Add the peppers and stir for 2-3 minutes, but let them remain tender-crisp. Add the scallions and toss for 1 minutes more; remove from the heat.
Slice the chicken across the breasts into 1/2 inch thick pieces.
Arrange the rice on plates or in shallow bowls and top with the peppers, scallions and chicken. Drizzle the sauce evenly over the chicken and rice, then serve.
Doesn’t that look fabulous?!
Natural Dry Cat Food
Real chicken or salmon is always the number one ingredient in every bag of Rachael Ray Nutrish® for Cats. There’s no ground corn, wheat or soy. And there’s never any by-products artificial flavors or artificial preservatives. Just wholesome whole grains and veggies plus the vitamins, minerals and taurine your cat needs to be healthy and happy.
Natural Wet Cat Food
Inspired by recipes from Rachael’s kitchen, these delicious recipes are made with simple, natural ingredients like real chicken or fish. There are no grains or anything artificial either — just essential vitamins and minerals for a tasty food your cat will love. Nutrish® for Cats is available where you shop for your family’s groceries.
I feel really good about feeding Nutrish Dog Food to Winston and Lilly, and am so excited to be able to share Nutrish for Cats with Boots and Bindy. Want to switch your dog or cat to Nutrish pet food? Grab one of these money saving Nutrish coupons!
Learn more about Nutrish for Cats on the Nutrish web site.
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Many thanks to Rachael Ray Nutrish for partnering with us for this blog post.