If you would like to cook delicious meals in 30 minutes or less, with minimal ingredients and easy to follow recipes, then you need to learn how to cook like Rachael Ray. The rising star has blossomed from a low rated cooking show host to a nationwide television show host. However, her charm is in the fact that she has not lost touch with her cooking and continue to churn out easy, and quick recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. Here are a few quick and easy steps to have you looking like Rachael Ray in no time.


  • Find Rachael Ray recipe that sound delicious. You can find Rachael Ray 30 minute meals through her website or through her numerous cookbooks. In fact, she even has some meals that can be prepared in 15 minutes if you are feeling really adventurous. If you don't want to pay for your recipes, simply check out the Rachael Ray Show Website for some delicious free recipes.
  • Gather all of your ingredients. One of the integral parts of cooking a Rachael Ray 30 minute meal is having all of your ingredients on hand. The 30 minutes does not really include time to scrounge around your cabinet looking for Cumin and pulling fresh parsley out of your herb garden.  Get your ingredients together ahead of time and you will save yourself a lot of time. The nice thing about cooking like Rachael Ray is that once you get to know her cooking style it makes it much easier to follow the recipes and to understand her unique cooking jargon. If you can't handle "twice around the pan" and "two palmfuls", don't worry, stick with her and you soon will.
  • Follow the recipe directions carefully. Rachel Ray 30 minute meals are meant to simple. To that end, all of her recipes explain the steps you need to take very easily. I recommend printing out the recipe from her website or propping up her cookbook and reading the recipe through as you go. All of her steps are in order and they all make sense. She has an entire team of folks who works through her recipes before they are published, so you can rest assured that you are cooking through a proven system.
  • Purchase Rachael Ray themed products. This is certainly not a necessity to cook Rachael Ray 30 minute meals, but I guarantee you it will make more sense and it will make it more fun. Rachael Ray has become a commercial product queen, and therefore her recipes all tie back into her cooking product empire. If you stick with her for long enough, you will realize that you do indeed need a moppine, and you have to have her awesome pasta pot to cook your spaghetti noodles in. So while not a necessity, I highly encourage you to break down and buy a key of her key pieces of cooking equipment. I have even included a few highly recommended products in the resource sections if you are interested.