Nestlé USA, Solon, Ohio, expanded its LEAN CUISINE Marketplace line with new dishes that meet the growing demands for bolder flavors and global cuisine.
Garlic Sesame Noodles with Beef was inspired by restaurants and food carts in San Francisco's Chinatown. The chefs created what is said to be the first infused rice noodle that can be frozen while maintaining great taste and texture. The noodles are tossed with prime rib beef, broccoli florets, ribbon cut carrots and julienned red peppers in a sesame soy garlic sauce, together offering 15 grams of protein and just 27% of recommended daily sodium.
The limited-edition Mango Chicken with Coconut Rice was inspired by the Thai dessert Sticky Rice with Mango. A gluten-free option, the recipe is packed with 19 grams of protein and combines tender natural white meat chicken, edamame, long-grain white rice, diced mango, julienned cut red bell peppers and toasted coconut with a sweet and savory mango sauce.
Sesame Chicken now features natural white meat chicken, house-made pasta, julienned red peppers, cut green beans, plum sauce, a splash of soy sauce and a pinch of toasted sesame seeds.
Chicken Fried Rice is now gluten-free and made with ingredients free from artificial preservatives. This recipe is crafted with natural white meat chicken, white rice, peas, diced carrots, green onions and scrambled eggs with a gluten-free roasted garlic sesame soy sauce.
The newest Italian-influenced LEAN CUISINE dishes draw on international inspiration for modern tastes. For instance, the limited-edition Roasted Garlic White Bean Alfredo is prepared with organic fettuccine, and combines creamy roasted garlic and white bean Alfredo sauce with a splash of olive oil, grated parmesan cheese, spinach and yellow shoestring cut carrots for 16 grams of protein.
Spicy Penne Arrabbiata is made with organic ingredients such as organic penne pasta, spicy tomato basil sauce and aged parmesan cheese cater to consumers' desire for spicier flavors.
"The LEAN CUISINE culinary team is continually trying new approaches to create delicious dishes shoppers crave, whether it's focusing on ways to add flavor, exploring new types of cuisines or working with familiar recipes in different ways," says David Bailey, LEAN CUISINE chef. "We find new inspiration on culinary trips and perfect recipes back in the kitchen alongside our nutrition team to deliver a dish we're proud to serve."