What is it like?
- Tastes like the greasy good stuff, but packed with veggies, healthy fat, and protein!
This recipe makes a boatload, and it's great for leftovers. It is not traditional fried rice, but it is a match made in heaven.
Serves 8, prep 25 minutes
1 lb organic chicken OR cooked great northern beans for vegan*
1 cup organic basmati rice
2 cups green cabbage, sliced very thinly
1-2 cups carrots, grated
2 stalks celery, diced
1/2-3/4 cup parsley, chopped
olive oil, as needed (about 1/4 cup)
1 tsp mustard seeds*
1 tsp turmeric*
2 tsp apple cider vinegar OR white vinegar*
1 tsp organic sugar
salt, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350° degrees. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and then lay in a single layer in a bake safe dish and bake for 20 minutes or until completely cooked (all juices are clear).
- Slice the cabbage thinly. Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the mustard seeds and turmeric, followed by the cabbage and about 1/4 tsp salt. Sauté for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- To make the rice pilaf, heat 2 tsp olive oil in a 2 quart pan over medium-high heat. Place rice in pan and stir every 20 seconds for about 1 minute. Then add 2 cups water and simmer for 10 minutes with the lid on.
- While the rice cooks, grate the carrots and then add them to the cabbage along with the rest of the ingredients. You can also add another tbsp of olive oil, which adds flavor and richness to the dish. When the chicken (or beans) is cool enough to touch, chop it into bite sized pieces and add it to the dish. Adjust the seasoning by adding more salt, olive oil, and turmeric to taste.
*Generally, beans are easiest to digest after soaking in water overnight. Then, drain the beans, cover with one inch of water or broth, and simmer on low until tender.
*Do not include vinegar if you have acid reflux. Also, do not include mustard seeds or turmeric if they are not tolerated.