Saturday, March 15, 2014

A Metabolically Efficient 'Rice' (alternative) and an Easy & Quick Thai dish recipe

I love Basmati rice. But - it's not very metabolically efficient and in general a bulky way to load up on carbs. What to do?

I've found that cauliflower makes a great alternative for the Thai dishes I like to prepare.

Creating the 'rice'

Step 1: Steam some cauliflower (I use a rice / vegetable steamer) and let it cool so it's warm to the touch. Don't overcook it.

Step 2: Toss it into your food processor using a 'ricing' blade. Like this one.

The rest of the dish:

We always try to have some pre-grilled chicken ready to go for salads, sandwiches, quesadillas, snacks etc.. We'll grill up 6-8 breasts and put it in the fridge for a few days worth of meals.

  1. Slice up a breast and a half of the pre-grilled chicken into thin strips.
  2. Using the same ricing blade on the food processor, rice up 2 medium raw carrots
  3. Toss the carrots and about 3-5 cloves of minced garlic into a pan with some olive oil and sauté a bit.
  4. Toss in the chicken strips. Add a bit more olive oil.
  5. Toss in an large handful of baby spinach and saute until the spinach starts to wilt in the pan.
  6. Mix (in a bowl) a small jar of this curry paste and 1 can of coconut milk. Turn down the heat and let simmer.

Spoon your cauliflower 'rice' into a bowl and spoon the above over it. Viola!

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