Food Discussion : Healthier Recipes

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  1. NNQueen

    NNQueen going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Let's build a list of healthier food options and place them here. I'll begin . . .

    15 Minute Cauliflower Fried Rice

    Serves: 4 servings

    Ingredients
    • 1 medium-sized head of cauliflower
    • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
    • 1 large carrot, cubed
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 cup frozen edamame
    • 2 beaten eggs (use scrambled tofu for vegan)
    • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce (use tamari for GF)
    • 6 green onions, minced
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    Instructions
    1. PREP CAULIFLOWER: Shred cauliflower using the largest side of a grater OR by just pulsing some rough cut pieces in a food processor; the end product should resemble smallish grains of rice.
    2. STIR FRY: Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large skillet over medium low heat. Add the carrots and garlic and stir fry until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add the cauliflower, edamame, and remaining sesame oil to the pan; stir fry quickly to cook the cauliflower to a soft (but not mushy) texture.
    3. FINISHING TOUCHES: Make a well in the middle, turn the heat down, and add the eggs. Stir gently and continuously until the eggs are fully cooked. Stir in the soy sauce and green onions just before serving.
    Notes
    This recipe tastes best the same day, in my opinion. The cauliflower just gets so overly cauliflower-smelling when you have it as leftovers.

    For the sauce on top, I just whisked equal parts soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and oyster sauce together and drizzled it over top with sesame seeds. I like a little pretty flair like that.


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  2. Liberty

    Liberty going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Use brown rice?
     
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    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    rice spikes yr blood glucose......fruits, nuts, grains and vegetables
     
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    Liberty going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Even brown rice? So, the cauliflower is a substitute for the rice... I see. Brilliant!

    I thought brown rice WAS a whole grain. No?

    *embarrassed*
     
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    Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product.
    Bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas, and grits are examples of grain products.
    Grains are divided into 2 subgroups, Whole Grains and Refined Grains.
     
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    Liberty going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So, brown rice IS a whole grain, but, it spikes your blood glucose? I didn't know that. Brown rice is encouraged for Ital/Vegan Macrobiotics.
     
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    Liberty going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    it's probably white rice what does it.....
     
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    Liberty going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That's what I think. (But, it might be different for diabetics)
     
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