Diabetic Rice Recipes

May 16, 2017 at 4:55 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetic Rice Recipes. Diabetic Friendly Rice recipes including; Tandoori Chicken and Rice Tandoori Chicken and Rice, Catfish and Turkey Sausage Jambalaya, and Asian Turkey and Rice Soup. Find these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Diabetic Rice Recipes

Just because you have diabetes doesn’t mean you need to cut rice out of your diet. Instead of starchy white rice, opt for a whole grain rice such as brown rice, which is rich in vitamin B and antioxidants. Our diabetes-friendly rice recipes can help you maintain a healthy eating plan that tastes great, too.

 

 

 

Tandoori Chicken and Rice Tandoori Chicken and Rice
Filled with a little bit of everything—dairy, vegetables, grain, and protein—this well-balanced chicken casserole is the perfect pick for a busy week. Plus, our homemade spice mix can’t be beat……

 
Catfish and Turkey Sausage Jambalaya

Catfish gives this slimmed-down diabetic gumbo recipe its authentic Louisiana taste. Use instant brown rice to cut down on cook time……

 
Asian Turkey and Rice Soup

This easy slow cooker recipe is ready in four simple steps: chop, stir, set, stir. Voila! Prep the low-calorie soup the night before, and come home to a home-cooked meal……

 
* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Rice Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/popular/diabetic-rice-recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 15, 2017 at 5:09 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Love that Brown Rice………

 
Brown rice is considered a whole grain since it hasn’t lost its “wholeness” through the refinement process. Whole grains are proven to reduce the buildup of arterial plaque and reduce the risk of heart disease and high cholesterol.

Soup Special of the Day!…….Chicken Gumbo Soup

May 7, 2017 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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Soups On! This week’s Soup Special of the Day is a Chicken Gumbo Soup. Chicken, Onions, Tomatoes, Corn, Okra, Rice, and Spices all combine to make this week’s recipe. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website, which is full of Diabetic Friendly recipes and tips. Be sure to check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 
Chicken Gumbo Soup

Ingredients

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced
3 cups reduced-sodium, reduced-fat chicken broth, divided
3 cups water
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 bay leaf
1/8 tsp sage
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp thyme
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
1 cup corn kernels, frozen or fresh
1 cup frozen okra
2 Tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup flour
2 cups cooked brown rice
Directions

1 – Place the chicken in a large soup pot with 1 cup of broth. Bring to a boil.
2 – Add the additional broth, water, onion, garlic, salt (omit this if you need to reduce total sodium), pepper, bay leaf, sage, red pepper flakes, and thyme and simmer for 20 minutes.
3 – Add the tomatoes, corn, and okra and simmer for 15 minutes.
4 – In a separate pan, heat the oil and flour and stir until the flour and oil are golden brown and bubbly, stirring constantly. Add 1 cup of the soup broth to the mixture and whisk until smooth.
5 – Add the mixture back to the soup pot and whisk until dissolved. Simmer 30 minutes. Stir in the rice the last 10 minutes of cooking.
Serving size: 1 cup

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 279
Protein: 23g
Sodium: 720 mg
Cholesterol: 43 mg
Fat: 7g
Carbohydrates: 31g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/279.shtml

Fried Walleye w/ Whole Grain Brown Rice and Whole Baby Carrots

April 29, 2017 at 4:54 PM | Posted in carrots, fish, Uncle Ben's Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye w/ Whole Grain Brown Rice and Whole Baby Carrots

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Then I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns along with frying up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Lot of rain overnight, a couple of thunderstorms had the night lit up. Mostly cloudy today high in the 70’s. After Breakfast did a load of laundry for Mom. Then after Lunch went up to see Dad for a while at rehab. He’s been doing a lot better of late. Back home not a lot going on so I caught up on some shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight its Fried Walleye w/ Whole Grain Brown Rice and Whole Baby Carrots.

 

 


I had purchased a couple of small Walleye Fillets at Meijer yesterday and had them in the fridge. To prepare them I rinsed them off in cold water and patted them dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillets in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till the fillet was well coated. I then fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 3 to 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor!

 

 

To go with the Walleye I prepared some Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice – Whole Grain Brown Rice. To prepare it just microwave. It comes in a microwavable Pouch. Just heat for 90 seconds and serve! Rice comes out perfect, steaming hot and fluffy.

 

 

 

 

Then I also heated up a can of Kroger Brand Whole Baby Carrots. These are so much easier to prepare than boiling fresh Baby Carrots, and they taste just as fresh and good. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. Then for Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

 
Walleye Nutrition Facts
1 – 6 ounce serving
Calories 148 Calories from fat 17
% Daily Value 1
Total Fat 1.9g 3%
Sat. Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbs. 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 30.4g
Calcium 174.9mg

 

 
UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Whole Grain Brown

The rice that’s always ready to enjoy. Now, you can have delicious, healthy whole grain brown rice in just 90 seconds. This convenient microwaveable pouch also eliminates prep and cleanup. UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Whole Grain Brown. ‘Perfect Every Time’®.

Nutritional Claims & Product Benefits:

* Excellent Source of Folic Acid
* Good source of iron
* 0 g Trans Fats & No Saturated Fat
COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
Squeeze pouch to separate rice.
Tear to vent.
Heat on HIGH for 90 seconds.
Cooking time for 2 pouches – 2 ½ minutes. Microwave times may vary. Take care when handling and opening the hot pouch. Refrigerate unused portion.

In the Skillet
Gently squeeze the sides of the pouch to break apart the rice, and pour contents into a skillet. Add 2 Tbsp. of water and heat.
Stir rice occasionally until heated thoroughly.
Serve immediately.
http://www.unclebens.com/Products/Ready-Rice/Fast-Cook-Recipe#.UhJlm5LOk20

Healthy Asian Recipes

April 21, 2017 at 5:08 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Asian Recipes. Delicious and healthy Asian inspired recipes like; Moo Shu Vegetables, Vietnamese-Style Beef and Noodle Broth, and Sichuan-Style Chicken with Peanuts. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

 
Healthy Asian Recipes
Find healthy, delicious Asian recipes including Asian soup, dumpling, rice and noodle recipes. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

 

 

Moo Shu Vegetables
This vegetarian version of the classic Chinese stir-fry, Moo Shu, uses already-shredded vegetables to cut down on the prep time. Serve with warm whole-wheat tortillas, Asian hot sauce and extra hoisin if desired…….

 
Vietnamese-Style Beef and Noodle Broth
Inspired by pho—a traditional Vietnamese soup—this one-pot meal is garnished with crunchy mung bean sprouts and chopped fresh basil. You could also serve it with lime wedges and a bottle of Asian chile sauce, such as sriracha, on the side…..

 
Sichuan-Style Chicken with Peanuts
The piquant Sichuan Sauce (which doubles easily) works well with almost any stir-fry but particularly enhances dishes with meat, fish and poultry. When stir-frying chicken, always spread the pieces in the wok and let them cook undisturbed for 1 minute before stirring. This allows the chicken to sear and prevents sticking. To smash the ginger, use the side of a cleaver or chef’s knife……..

 

 
* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Asian Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/17905/cuisines-regions/asian-food/

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Asian Style Vegetable Stir Fry

April 17, 2017 at 5:32 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Asian Style Vegetable Stir Fry. Makes a great side dish or main dish. It’s from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a great selection of recipes to please all tastes! Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 
Asian Style Vegetable Stir Fry

Serve as a vegetable side dish or over steamed rice or noodles for a main dish.

 

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup prepared stir fry sauce
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
4 teaspoons peanut oil or vegetable oil
2 cups small broccoli florets
2 cups small mushrooms
1 small onion, cut into wedges, separate in 1-inch piecesFry
1 medium carrot, cut diagonally into 1/3-inch slices

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – In small bowl, combine honey, stir fry sauce and crushed red pepper flakes; set aside.
2 – In wok or large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; add vegetables and toss while cooking, about 2 to 3 minutes.
3 – Add honey sauce, stir until all vegetables are glazed and sauce is bubbly hot, about 1 minute.
Makes 4 servings.

 

Note: Honey should not be fed to infants under one year of age. Honey is a safe and wholesome food for children and adults.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 157; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Total Carbs: 28g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 3g; Sodium: 549mg.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/asian_style_vegetable_stir_fry_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 2, 2017 at 5:29 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Bell for passing this hint along…..

 
Rice – Add one teaspoon of lemon juice to each quart of water when cooking rice, this will keep rice fluffy.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 30, 2017 at 5:24 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Low Carb Cooking hint……

 
Replace rice with grated cauliflower! It cooks in a lot less time, has almost no carbs, and serves well to replace rice in 95% of recipes.

Yummy Chicken Casserole Recipes

March 24, 2017 at 5:36 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Yummy Chicken Casserole Recipes. Diabetic Friendly Chicken Casseroles Recipes including; Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole, Chicken Pot Pie, and Hearty Chicken and Bean Casserole. Find these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Yummy Chicken Casserole Recipes

Chicken casseroles are classic, comforting, and convenient. These tasty casserole recipes use lean chicken and fresh ingredients, making dinner healthful as well as flavorful.

 

 

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

This isn’t that same old-fashioned chicken casserole. Reduced-fat soup and cheese as well as fat-free milk make it up-to-date for today’s concerns about fat and calories…..

 
Chicken Pot Pie

We made chicken potpie more healthful by stir-frying the vegetables with nonstick cooking spray instead of butter or margarine and using chicken breast rather than dark meat……

 
Hearty Chicken and Bean Casserole

Surprisingly low in carbohydrate and calories, this chicken-and-bean casserole will warm you up without the extra worry of what it will do to your blood sugar……..

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Yummy Chicken Casserole Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/chicken/yummy-chicken-casserole-recipes

One of America’s Favorites – Loco Moco

March 13, 2017 at 5:22 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A loco moco plate lunch, with soba noodles (left) and macaroni salad (right)

Loco moco is a meal in the contemporary cuisine of Hawaii. There are many variations, but the traditional loco moco consists of white rice, topped with a hamburger patty, a fried egg, and brown gravy. Variations may include chili, bacon, ham, Spam, kalua pork, linguiça, teriyaki beef, teriyaki chicken, mahi-mahi, shrimp, oysters, and other meats. Loco Moco is also the name of a Hawaiian-based restaurant chain that serves Hawaiian rice bowl dishes.

 

 

 

 

Hamburger loco moco at Aqua Cafe, Honolulu

The dish was reportedly created at the Lincoln Grill restaurants in Hilo, Hawaii, in 1949 by its proprietors, Richard Inouye and his wife Nancy, at the request of teenagers from the Lincoln Wreckers Sports club seeking something that differed from a sandwich, was inexpensive yet quickly prepared and served. They asked Nancy to put some rice in a bowl, a hamburger patty over the rice and then topped with brown gravy. The egg came later. The teenagers named the dish Loco Moco after one of their members, George Okimoto, whose nickname was “Crazy”. George Takahashi, who was studying Spanish at Hilo High School, suggested using Loco, which is Spanish for crazy. They tacked on “moco” which “rhymed with loco and sounded good”. However, to Spanish-speakers, this may sound odd, considering that moco means “booger” in Spanish.

 

 
The dish is widely popular in Hawaii and now on the menu at many Hawaiian restaurants in the mainland United States. In keeping with the standards of Japanese cuisine, rice is used as a staple starch, finished off with the hamburger, gravy, and fried eggs to create a dish that does not require the preparation time of bento. Loco moco can be found in various forms on many Pacific islands from Hawaii to Samoa to Guam and Saipan, and is also popular in Japan.

Fish loco moco

This dish was featured on the “Taste of Hawai’i” episode of Girl Meets Hawai’i, a Travel Channel show hosted by Samantha Brown. The episode features the dish being served at the popular restaurant, Hawaiian Style Cafe, in Waimea together with the plate lunch, another Hawaiian specialty dish.

The loco moco was also featured on a Honolulu-based episode of the Travel Channel show Man v. Food (this episode aired in the show’s second season). The host, Adam Richman, tried this dish at the Hukilau Café, located in nearby Laie. Richman also tried an off-the-menu loco moco at a San Francisco eatery called Namu Gaji on his 2014 show, Man Finds Food.

 

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