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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Turmeric Rice

 

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

This week I was looking for a good side dish that could go with a variety of dishes, but esp. BBQ! This turmeric rice has a great spice to it, looks super pretty (maybe next to fish or a veg kabob of some sort?) and you can use the leftovers for breakfast burritos (but that recipe is for another day. Here are the basics! 

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Swap out the jasmine rice for a brown rice - this takes longer to cook, but it's better for you! You can also cook the rice in veg stock to give it more flavour!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Brown Rice Fried Rice

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

I've been watching Ugly Delicious on Netflix and there's a episode titled Fried Rice. It delves into Chinese Food and a lot of other wonderful things, but it still left me really wanting to make homemade fried rice.

I don't think I knew about the trick of using day old rice, as it helps to have less moisture when frying it up! To make it healthier, I used brown rice (which is even trickier, as the instructions on the package don't always work out for water absorption). Lean towards using less water so the rice won't be as wet!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

You have so many options when it comes to what to put in fried rice...it could be simple, or it could be loaded up! Make it vegan by either substituting the fried egg for a tofu scramble, OR simply brown some tofu and add it in. The veg is up to you as well, I love the crunch of peas in my rice...toss in some carrots, or maybe broccoli and cabbage (great way to use leftovers/what is in your veggie crisper!). Whatever you decide, load it up with goodness!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Farro "Super Bowl"

 

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

Clearly there's a double meaning this week with the recipe for the game on Sunday, but this bowl can be consumed any day of the week. It's also great cold/as leftovers, so you can make a batch and take some on the go the next day. Farro is great, but if you don't have it on hand, try brown rice. The texture of the farro (when cooked well) is perfect for a fried rice bowl. And if you're looking to spice it up, add your favourite hot sauce!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Most fried rice will suggest adding a fried egg to it, but you can skip it to make it vegan/or if you're not into eggs. If you want to make it more of a dinner meal, rather than a lunch to go, you can think about adding something like tofu, and if you don't have leeks or brussels sprouts on hand (though both are currently in season), add in some different greens like peas or broccoli. Bowls are great for cleaning out that veggie crisper!

 

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