7 Easy Dinner Recipes from a 12-Ingredient Grocery List

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7 Easy Dinner Recipes from a 12-Ingredient Grocery List

Here’s your grocery AND menu cheat-sheet for the week.

Here’s your 12-ingredient grocery list for the recipes.

Baby spinach, 6 ½ cups
Baguette (whole wheat), 2 12-inch baguettes
Basil, 1 ¼ cups
Cherry tomatoes, 3 pints
Chicken thighs, 4
Eggs, 6
Fennel, 6
Lemon, 2
Parmesan, 6 ½ ounces
Tilapia, 16 ounces
White beans, 1 can
Wild rice, 2 cups dry (6 cups cooked)

You’ll also need:
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper

All of these ingredients will keep for the entire week when stored properly. If you’re not sure how to best store your produce, here’s some sound advice. You should only keep raw fish and chicken in the refrigerator for one to two days, so anything you’re not planning on eating in that span of time should be put in an airtight container and frozen, then thawed in the refrigerator overnight before you cook it.

Three of the recipes call for cooked wild rice, so you can just make a big batch at the start of the week and reuse the leftovers. Two cups dry wild rice will yield the 6 cups that you need. The cooked rice will keep in the fridge for up to four days, so anything you don’t plan to eat in that span of time should be frozen in an airtight container and frozen, then thawed in the refrigerator overnight before you cook with it.

Here’s what’s on the menu:

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Soft-Scrambled Egg Sandwich With Blistered Tomatoes and Parmesan

Fluffy eggs, crusty bread, and sweet cooked tomatoes are super quick to throw together, but the combination will make you feel like you’re sitting down to a fancy brunch. (Bloody Mary optional).

Get the recipe here.

Chicken Sandwiches With Fennel, Spinach, and Parmesan

Caramelized onion is a common sandwich filling, but this recipe swaps it for roasted fennel, which adds a similar sweetness but has a little more crunch and a stronger flavor.

Get the recipe here.

Roasted Fennel, Tomatoes, and White Beans With Parmesan

IMO, Parmesan has magical powers that turn an otherwise unremarkable combination of ingredients into a meal that you’ll want to eat over and over again.

Get the recipe here.

Seared Tilapia With Lemony Wild Rice and Spinach

Fish, greens, and rice aren’t anything new, but the combination really hits the spot when you feel like something basic, healthy, and filling. A dash of cumin or paprika on the fish would taste great, if you have either in your pantry. But the most important part is that you get your skillet and oil hot before adding the fillets, to give them a chance to get all browned and perfect.

Get the recipe here.

Marinated Fennel With Chicken and Wild Rice

I love fennel (you’ve probably noticed by now). It’s great roasted, but it’s also an awesome raw ingredient, since it’s crunchy and has a distinct flavor, but doesn’t have that overwhelming tart spiciness that raw onions do. Marinated in citrus juice and olive oil, the fennel softens just a little bit and makes a great salad base or grain mix-in.

Get the recipe here

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