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As Close to Nature as Possible

Sometimes, it can be difficult to find wholesome, natural options for the foods your family members prefer. We created a line of products to make eating delicious, natural foods as easy for you as possible.

Open Nature is our line of more than 130 products made with natural ingredients—including fresh chicken and beef, bread, yogurt, salad dressing and even frozen foods.

You’ll find only what nature intended in our Open Nature line, and none of the following:

  • No artificial colors
  • No artificial preservatives
  • No added trans fat
  • No hydrogenated oils
  • No added hormones or antibiotics in Open Nature meat

Bold, New Flavors for Your Dinner Table

Looking for some delicious natural recipes? In our quest to be your convenient source for nutritious foods, we’ve added a new team member to our Culinary Kitchens. Our newest chef, Dave Histed, has exciting, fresh dinner ideas and some new suggestions to add to your shopping list.

“Eating naturally does not mean you have to sacrifice taste. I am excited to introduce my recipes into the Open Nature line because they allow at-home chefs to easily use natural ingredients to make delicious meals.” -- Chef Dave 

Chef making a stirfryDave is the winner of the Safeway Open Nature “Search for our Next Chef” competition. This opportunity brought chefs from across the country together to compete for a full-time position in the Safeway Culinary Kitchens and the chance to have their recipe developed into an Open Nature Skillet Meal. Look for Dave's winning recipe – Thai Basil Shrimp with Curry Jasmine Rice – made with all-natural ingredients among our Open Nature Skillet Meals. Read more about our Open Nature line »

To see Chef Dave’s Thai Basil Shrimp with Curry Jasmine Rice recipe – made from natural ingredients – Click Here »

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Thai Basil Shrimp with Curry Jasmine Rice Thai Basil Shrimp with Curry
Serves: 4


Curry Jasmine Rice

  • 1 ½ tbsp oil
  • 1 dry chipotle pepper
  • 3/4 cup onion, minced
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 ½ cups jasmine rice
  • 2 ¼ cups water
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • ½ tsp salt

To finish:

  • 2 tbsp Safeway Canola oil
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup julienne carrot
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • Fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Basil Coconut Sauce

  • 2/3 cup onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, minced
  • 2 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 can (13.5oz) unsweetened coconut milk
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup basil, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
  • Fresh lime juice to taste


  • 1 ½ lb shrimp (21-30 ct.)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp shallot
  • 3 tbsp ginger
  • 3 tbsp garlic

Directions: For the Curry Jasmine Rice, add oil to medium sauce pan and roast chipotle pepper over medium heat until puffed. Add onion and sauté for one minute then add curry powder and toast for 30 seconds. Next, add rice; stir until all rice is evenly coated and yellow. Dissolve the fish sauce and salt into the water, then add to rice and bring to a boil. Set stove on lowest possible heat and cook for 30-35 minutes, or until rice is tender. Let rice stand for five minutes, then fluff with a fork. Let cool for 30 minutes, and then add 2 tsp oil to a wok. Add rice, peas and carrots and lightly fry for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and then add chopped cilantro, fish sauce and fresh lime to finish. For the Basil Coconut Sauce, add all sauce ingredients except fresh lime juice to a blender and blend until a smooth sauce is formed. In a medium sauce pan, heat sauce over gentle heat until a boil is reached. Simmer for 10 minutes, and then remove from heat and season with fresh lime juice to finish. For the shrimp, add oil to sauté pan, and then add shallot, garlic, and ginger. Sweat for one minute, then add shrimp and cook until done. Garnish with reserved cilantro leaves, basil leaves and a drizzle of coconut milk. Optional: Garnish with bean sprouts for added texture.

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