Friday, May 5, 2017

Quick and Easy Stir Fry revisited

Missy Tippens

I thought I'd re-share a yummy post from several years ago that I just happened upon the other day. Enjoy!

Missy, here. One night a couple of weeks ago, I had to throw dinner together quickly (I know, what's new about that??) :) So I started grabbing. I would have preferred chicken in this dish, but I didn't have anything pre-cooked or thawed out. So I grabbed the imitation crab that we usually keep on hand (my family loves it) along with a new product I had tried as a sample at the grocery store: flavored cream cheese. I also got to try out my new wok! So it was a great, quick meal.

1 bag frozen stir-fry vegetables
1 package imitation crabmeat (or any meat you'd like to prepare), chopped/sliced
Rice--I use boil in bag 10-minute rice
1 carton Philadelphia Cooking Creme (I used Italian Cheese and herb)
Canola oil (about 1-2 teaspoons)

Put rice on to cook.

Meanwhile, heat oil on medium high. Add frozen vegetables and cook until crisp-tender. Add in crabmeat and the Cooking Creme. Stir until well mixed and warm. Serve over rice.

Can you think of anything quicker than that?!


  1. I've never heard of "cooking cream". I wonder if that's regional? Is it like a simple white sauce? And I never thought of putting crab meat in a stir fry. Looks delicious!

  2. Virginia, I'm not sure if they still make the cream cheese blend. I'll have to check it out next time I'm at the grocery store. I'll let you know! It's sold right beside the regular cream cheese.

  3. I use this cream cheese blend in a Christmas recipe I have, so I know our store had it in December. :)

    I never thought of using the cooking cream cheese in a stir fry, though! I'll have to try this. But I'll stick with chicken - out of the three of us still living at home (hubby and one son), I'm the only one who likes seafood.

    1. Jan, I'm glad to hear it's still around! I'll buy it next time I shop.

  4. Middy, I actually think of you and this post every time I see those crab legs in the store!

    I've never heard of cooking cream either, for what it's worth.

    1. Mary Cate, I don't know why they call it that. It's basically flavored cream cheese. Although, from what I remember, it's not as thick as regular cream cheese.