My friend Marilee shared the coolest thing - cook up a big pot of nice healthy brown rice. This takes almost an hour which is why last minuters don't cook meals with brown rice very often. Cool the rice a bit and then scoop into meal portion size freezer baggies and then FREEZE!. This is such a no brainer, but this brain never thought of it.
Now I can whip up a quick stir fry meal by lightly thawing a bag (just leave is out on the counter for a few minutes) and then tossing it into a stir fry at the end and just stir it around a couple of minutes and its done.
I grill up some chicken in oil and minced wet garlic, then toss in some frozen stir fry veggies, add seasoning ( we like sweet soy sauce - ABC sauce is the best ever, I put it on everything.) and then plop in the rice, give it a stir and you're good to go! Who knew long cooking rice could be so fast.