Monday, March 28, 2011

Japanese style fried rice

This is my version of Benihana’s fried rice and is approx. 7 PointsPlus per serving.
Per serving use:
  • 1 t butter
  • 1 t Olive oil
  • 1/2 egg
  • A couple carrots
  • Part of a yellow onion
  • A few green onions
  • A couple cloves garlic
  • 1 C cooked rice
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame seeds
Make a batch of white, short grain rice (the sticky, oriental kind). I use a rice cooker.
Chop up some carrot, green onion and white onion and set aside. I use my food processor for the white onion and carrot and kitchen shears for the green onion.
This is best done in a wok, if you don’t have one use a large frying pan. Saute several cloves chopped up garlic in the butter and oil along with the carrot and yellow onion. Scramble and fry up your eggs in a separate pan. Add the rice, cooked egg and soy sauce and stir fry everything together. All you are doing is lightly frying the rice and getting the veggies warmed up, but you don’t want them too “cooked” or they’ll be soggy. Scoop into a bowl and top with sesame seeds. 

Monday, February 28, 2011

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is hailed as a miracle grain for being one of the few non-meat foods providing all the essential amino acids (eight of them) that our bodies need to repair themselves. In addition it's a good source of fiber and protein while being low in calories. If you try to eat it on it's own, you won't be impressed. It takes a good recipe to get this to taste like something you'd actually want to eat!
Quinoa Salad
1 cup cooked Quinoa (cooks like rice, use 1/2 cup dry to get @ 1 cup cooked; I cook mine in my rice cooker)
Let cool... then toss together with;
  • 1 oz dried cranberries
  • 1 oz pecans or walnuts
  • Chopped green onions
  • A splash of white wine vinegar
  • 2 t olive oil
This recipe makes about two servings at 7 PointPlus each. Will keep in fridge for a few days.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

PointsPlus Humor

Why yes, I am woefully behind in adding new recipies based on the new PointsPlus system. *sigh*  They are coming, I promise! In the meantime, here's a little humor for you from the infamous Little Guy from SAHM: Surviving Assorted Home Mayhem.

After attending yesterday's meeting with me, in which he apparently learned something, this morning he comes over to me with a plastic apple from his kitchen and says; "I love apples, apples are a Power Food!"

I had no idea he picked that up!