When you have spent hours whipping up a delicious main course, it can be tempting to add a few plain potatoes as bulk and leave it at that. However, a boiled potato can get dull very quickly, and in fact, your delicious dish deserves something more. Luckily, you can actually whip up some tasty side dishes very quickly and easily. Read on to find out how.
Fried rice is one of the easiest side dishes that you can make. Especially now that rice comes in frozen microwave versions that only takes a few minutes of heating until its cooked.
In fact, microwavable rice is precisely the ingredient this dish starts off with. Then while the rice is cooking in the microwave, take a tablespoon of sesame oil and stir fry some sliced mushrooms and spring onions. Add a little chopped red chili to the mix as well if you like, then stir in the rice with a few dashes of dark soy sauce. Perfect served with chicken or fish, or even vegetables in Szechuan sauce,
Italian roasted vegetables
Side dishes don’t come much easier than Italian roasted vegetables! The good news is that you can make this recipe particular delicious and morish by, as the post at The Mediterranean Dish suggests, adding in some additional ingredients. Which, in this case, include fresh herbs and a delicious sprinkling of parmesan cheese once cooked. Something that will elevate your roasted veg to dinner party status yet still won’t take hardly any time to prepare at all.
A simple, dressed salad
Another effortless but effective side dish to consider is a dressed salad. Of course, there are hundreds of types of salads to choose from, such as Caesar or Nicoise. However, do remember that these kinds of dishes tend to be a whole course in themselves. Instead, if you are looking for a salad to accompany the main course, keep things a little simplifier with one or two leaf choices. Then add some sliced tomatoes or peppers, and a sprinkle of nuts or seeds for crunch.
You may even wish to have a go at making your own salad dressing. A task that is way quicker and easier than it first seems and that is sure to impress your dinner guests. All while not causing you too much more work at all.
Truffle Parmesan fries
Yes, you did read that right truffle Parmesan fries are a thing, and they are both luxurious and delicious. In fact, if you want something that will impress your guests but are super easy to make, then this dish may be just the thing.
First of all, knock up a batch of fries in your usual way. We recommend using an air fryer for this because it makes crispy fries but only uses a fraction of the oil. Then, simply toss the cooked fries in a tablespoon or two of truffle oil and some finely grated Parmesan. That is all there is to it. Also, the flavors are so rich that your guests will be suitably impressed with very little effort on your part at all.