Rachel Ray’s 30 Minute Meals relaunch focuses on global cuisine


Do you remember the original Rachel Ray’s 30 Minute Meals? In the new re-boot, these quick, easy family-friendly dinners feature global cuisine.

Rachel Ray’s 30 Minute Meals has returned to the Food Network. The show that turned Rachel Ray into a household name is returning to her roots. Like other popular Food Network shows making a comeback (Good Eats, Restaurant Impossible), this return reflects the home cooks desire to get into the kitchen and explore flavor. With a nod to numerous globally inspired dishes, this re-boot isn’t just pasta and chicken.

One of the big appeals to 30 Minute Meals was the ease of cooking. Busy families need to get food on the table quickly. With the popularity of the InstaPot and the convenience of a slow cooker, family cooking has changed. Still, the ability to cook a fresh, real meal from start to finish in 30 minutes is important.

Fans of the original program loved the many tips and tricks that Ray shared on these quick, easy to follow episodes. Many of the ideas have flowed over into her cookware line from Meyer. From the kitchen gadgets to the styles of cookware, these adaptations are meant to help the non-professional cook.

Since the original launch of this Food Network show, food TV has vastly changed. Now cooking competitions, cooking videos and tempting Instagram pictures fill people’s visuals. Everywhere people turn, there is another food inspired item that makes people hungry.

Additionally, these concepts have opened people’s opinions and taste buds. An item that was once an exotic food is now on everyone’s table or in their refrigerator. Sriracha is a common condiment and jackfruit isn’t that strange after all.

Looking at several of the recipes from this new season of Rachel Ray’s 30 Minute Meals, the recipes reflect this food and flavor expansion. While there are many traditional recipes, other items focus on bolder flavors.

A quick glance there are numerous Asian inspired recipes. Also, there are curries, shawarama and kimchi. It is a journey through flavor.

Most importantly about this Food Network show is that Ray makes these flavors and dishes approachable. It isn’t about the 20 ingredient dish made with tweezers. It is about making a tasty, easy dinner that the whole family will enjoy.

Rachel Ray’s 30 Minute Meals premieres on Food Network April 1 at 12 p.m. EST.

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Are you ready to get in the kitchen and start cooking? In just 30 minutes, a delicious, fresh meal is doable by anyone.