By Michelle Mathews | Tuesday January 16, 2007
Dinner just got a whole lot easier for busy Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Foods customers, thanks to the company’s exclusive line of prepared entrées, which harnesses the power of steam to cook a fresh, restaurant quality meal in the microwave in just minutes.
Raley’s is the only West Coast grocery company that sells this line of prepared entrées. Each single-serving meal is handmade, packaged in an exclusive steam vent container then shipped daily to stores in California and Nevada. Each entrée features fresh, uncooked vegetables and a protein, custom sauce blends, and rice or pasta – with no added salt or preservatives.
The patented steam vent technology enables each ingredient to cook to perfection, ensuring that no single ingredient is over- or undercooked. Raley’s Vice President of Prepared Foods Nereo Rebellato and his team developed eight delicious entrée recipes with customers’ tastes and preferences in mind:
Chicken Burgundy – Flavorful chicken breast with pasta, mushrooms, baby carrots and broccoli
Shrimp Scampi – Sweet shrimp with garlic butter, gemelli pasta and crisp vegetables
Pork Vindaloo – Savory pork medallions with tender vegetables in spicy vindaloo curry sauce
Cajun Chicken – Tender, zesty chicken breast with rice, onions, bell peppers and tomatoes
Teriyaki Salmon – Rich, succulent salmon with snap peas, baby carrots and rice
Lemon Tilapia – Tangy, moist tilapia with fresh green beans, spinach and rice pilaf
Red Thai Shrimp – Fresh shrimp with julienne carrots, green onions, rice and a rich red Thai curry sauce
Three Cheese Ravioli with Wild Mushroom Sauce – Roasted garlic three cheese tortellini with mushrooms and red peppers
“This is an exciting new product that we’re sure our busy customers will love,” says Rebellato. “We’ve done all the prep work for our customers with these custom meals. It’s like taking a chef home with you!”
These meals can be found in the refrigerated case near the Deli for $5.99, and are available now exclusively at all California and Nevada Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Foods stores.