Staff Picks

Four Favorite Fast Dishes

We listed out our favorite picks for when the times are quick.

You’re not always going to have time to make a delightful dinner. Some nights are meant for going out, others are just meant for crashing, the bottom line is in those circumstances you often don’t consider cooking. That’ll change once you see how quick and easy these dishes can be. From the ingredient list to the final dish, we simplify everything so you can go from buttoned up to buttered up in no time.

This isn’t your parents stir fry. This stir fry was made for the busy, on-the-go’er, with a discerning palate. Not only will it become your favorite 15-minute meal, but it’ll become your go-to dish, period. From the time the first pepper hits the pan to the final prep, the cook time is a blazing five minutes. The only thing quicker is the time it will take you to devour.

There’s a reason stir fry is on this list twice. It’s simple, quick, and damn is it delicious. For the nights when you’re looking for something a little lighter than the beef, chicken is the way to go. Similar in process but distinct in taste, this staple always satisfies.

Spinach salads often get a bad wrap for having too much fluff and not enough stuff. The solution: add more stuff. What kind of stuff you ask? Try roasted walnuts, goat cheese, and figs. It will give it crunch, cream, and color, and you can count on it to be quick. Get stuff’d.

Coming in at eight minutes flat, the Sushi Bowl won’t only blow you away with speed, but satisfaction as well. There’s something undoubtedly satisfying about making a quick dish that’s 10x more flavorful than what you would normally pick up from the pre-made section, and throwing it together in a few minutes. Technically it may not be sushi, but your friends don’t need to know that.

Anyone can make a delicious dish with an abundance of time and resources, but there’s something to be said for the fast yet flavorful. Those who can make something equally as tasty in a fraction of the time always get bragging rights. Just make sure to take the time to enjoy it too.