“Meatless Monday’ Recipe of the Week – Jamaican Beans and Rice

April 23, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday’ Recipe of the Week is – Jamaican Beans and Rice. You’ll never miss the Meat with this week’s recipe of Jamaican Beans and Rice. Red Beans, Black Beans, and Sweet Potatoes are just a few of the ingredients that make up this recipe. It’s from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines so check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Jamaican Beans and Rice
Sassy Jamaican-style beans and rice makes for a quick and easy weekday or weekend meal.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped red or green pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 jalapeño chile, veins and seeds discarded, minced
1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 (14.5-ounce) can fat-free reduced-sodium vegetable broth
2 (15-ounce) cans red or black beans, rinsed, drained (3 cups cooked)
2 cups cubed peeled sweet potatoes (1/2-inch cubes)
3 tablespoons lime juice

Cooking Directions:
1 – Sauté onion, pepper, garlic, jalapeño, thyme, and allspice in oil in medium saucepan 3 to 4 minutes.
2 – Add vegetable broth, beans and sweet potatoes to saucepan; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until sweet potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in lime juice. Serve over rice.
Makes 4 servings (about 1 cup each).

Tips: Frozen onion and green pepper, and prepared garlic can be used. Recipe can be prepared 1 to 2 days in advance; refrigerate, covered.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 392; Fat 4g; % Calories from Fat 8; Carbohydrate 74g; Folate 210mcg; Sodium 547mg; Protein 18g; Dietary Fiber 7g; Cholesterol 0mg.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/jamaican_beans_and_rice_recipe.html

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 22, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Leftover Rice………………

Rice can be stored in the fridge for a longer amount of time if you store a slice of toast on top of it. The toast will absorb excess moisture and keep the rice fluffy and fresh.

Kitchen Hint of the Day! WEDNESDAY

April 18, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Pass the Cauliflower………….

You can replace Rice with grated Cauliflower! It cooks in a lot less time, has almost no carbs, and serves well to replace rice in most recipes. Love that Cauliflower!

One of America’s Favorites – Risotto

April 9, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Creamy baked mushroom risotto

Risotto /rɪˈzɒtoʊ/ (Italian: [riˈzɔtto] or [riˈsɔtto]) is a northern Italian rice dish cooked in a broth to a creamy consistency. The broth can be derived from meat, fish, or vegetables. Many types of risotto contain butter, wine, and onion. It is one of the most common ways of cooking rice in Italy. Saffron was originally used for flavor and its attractive yellow color.

Risotto in Italy is normally a primo (first course), served on its own before the main course, but risotto alla milanese, (pronounced [riˈzɔtto alla milaˈneːze]), is often served together with ossobuco alla milanese.

Rice was grown in southern Italy since the 14th century, and eventually reached Milano in the northern region of Italy. While according to a legend a young glassblower apprentice from Flanders who used to use saffron as a pigment added it to a rice dish at a wedding feast, the first recipe identifiable as risotto dates from 1809. It includes rice sautéed in butter, sausages, bone marrow, onions with hot broth with saffron gradually added. There is a recipe for a dish named as a risotto in the 1854 Trattato di cucina (Treatise on Cooking) by Giovanni Vialardi, assistant chief chef to kings. However, the question of who invented the risotto in Milano remains unanswered today.

The rice varieties nowadays associated with risotto were developed in the 20th century, starting with Maratelli in 1914.

A high-starch (amylopectin), low-amylose round medium- or short- grain white rice is usually used for making risotto. Such rices have the ability to absorb liquids and to release starch and so they are stickier than the long grain varieties. The principal varieties used in Italy are Arborio, Baldo, Carnaroli, Maratelli, Padano, Roma, and Vialone Nano. Carnaroli, Maratelli (historical Italian variety) and Vialone Nano are considered to be the best (and most expensive) varieties, with different users preferring one over another. They have slightly different properties. For example, Carnaroli is less likely than Vialone Nano to get overcooked, but the latter, being smaller, cooks faster and absorbs condiments better. Other varieties such as Roma, Baldo, Ribe and Originario may be used but will not have the creaminess of the traditional dish; these varieties are considered better for soups and other non-risotto rice dishes, and sweet rice desserts. Rice designations of superfino, semifino and fino refer to the size and shape (specifically the length and the narrowness) of the grains, and not the quality.

Mushroom and Chicken Risotto

There are many different risotto recipes with different ingredients, but they are all based on rice of an appropriate variety, cooked in a standard procedure, requiring, unlike other rice dishes, constant care and attention. The rice is not pre-rinsed, as washing would remove much of the starch required for a creamy texture.

The rice is first cooked briefly in a soffritto of onion and butter or olive oil, to coat each grain in a film of fat, called tostatura; white wine is added and must be absorbed by the grains. When it has been absorbed the heat is raised to medium high, and boiling stock is gradually added in small amounts, while stirring constantly. The constant stirring, with only a small amount of liquid present, forces the grains to rub against each other and release the starch molecules from the outside of the grains into the surrounding liquid, creating a smooth creamy-textured mass. When the rice is cooked the pot is taken off the heat for mantecatura, vigorously beating in refrigerated balls of grated parmesan cheese and butter, to make the texture as creamy and smooth as possible. It may be removed from the heat a few minutes earlier and left to cook with its residual heat.

Properly cooked risotto is rich and creamy even if no cream is added, due to the starch in the grains, if properly prepared. It has some resistance or bite (al dente) and separate grains. The traditional texture is fairly fluid, or all’onda (“wavy, or flowing in waves”). It is served on flat dishes and should easily spread out but not have excess watery liquid around the perimeter. It must be eaten at once, as it continues to cook in its own heat, making the grains absorb all the liquid and become soft and dry.

 

Soup Special of the Day………Santa Fe Chicken Soup

March 25, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a good one for this week’s Soup Special of the Day, Santa Fe Chicken Soup. This one just sounds like a Comfort Food Classic! Made using Chicken Broth, Chicken Breast, Pinto Beans, Mexican Style Corn, Tomatoes, and Rice. The recipe comes from the National Chicken Council and I came across the recipe on the CooksRecipes website (https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html). At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today. Enjoy and Healthy in 2018!

Santa Fe Chicken Soup

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (49-ounce) can chicken broth
1 (10-ounce) package seasoned or unseasoned cooked chicken breast
1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 (11-ounce) can Mexican-style corn, undrained
1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes with mild green chiles, undrained
1/2 cup quick cooking rice
2 to 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 lime, thinly sliced

Cooking Directions:
In a large saucepan combine chicken broth, chicken, beans, corn and tomatoes with chiles. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Add rice, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 10 minutes until rice is tender. Stir in cilantro.
Spoon soup into bowls and garnish each serving with a slice of lime.
Makes 6 servings.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/santa_fe_chicken_soup_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Jamaican Curried Rice TUESDAY

March 20, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Jamaican Curried Rice. Add flavor to your next Meal with this week’s recipe – Jamaican Curried Rice. Using rice with black beans, red bell pepper, onions and pineapple. Lime juice and curry. This should go good with any dish but especially your Seafood Dishes! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection recipes to please all tastes! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Jamaican Curried Rice
This zesty flavored rice dish combines cooked rice with black beans, red bell pepper, onions and pineapple. Lime juice and curry get your attention and add that great island taste.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons curry powder
3 cups hot cooked rice
1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful*
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup salted cashews

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oil in medium skillet. Cook and stir bell pepper and onions 2 to 3 minutes. Add curry powder; stir 30 seconds.
2 – Combine cooked rice, Equal®, lime juice and salt in medium-size bowl. Stir in cooked vegetable mixture, pineapple and black beans. Rice may be served warm or at room temperature. Sprinkle with cashews just before serving.
Makes 8 servings.

*May substitute 6 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 196, protein 6 g, carbohydrate 31 g, fat 3 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 474 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/jamaican_curried_rice_recipe.html

Healthy Mexican Recipes for Weeknights

March 7, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its – Healthy Mexican Recipes for Weeknights. Delicious and Healthy Mexican Recipes for Weeknights like; Chicken with Quick Mole Sauce, Quick Shrimp Enchilada Bake, and 8-Layer Taco Salad. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Plus don’t forget to subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine which is full of delicious and healthy recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Mexican Recipes for Weeknights
We love Mexican cuisine, but often going out for Mexican food means extra calories, fat and salt. It doesn’t have to be that way, because the key ingredients that make Mexican recipes naturally healthy—beans, rice, salsa, avocados—are so delicious. Stock up on these healthy foods and whip up a mouthwatering Mexican meal at home any night of the week.

Chicken with Quick Mole Sauce
Rich, dark and delicious, mole is a signature sauce in Mexican cooking. There are many variations, but the basic ingredients include plenty of chiles and nuts along with a touch of chocolate to tame the heat of the chiles. Traditional recipes can take several hours to prepare—this quick version takes a few shortcuts by using chili powder, nut butter and chocolate chips. Serve with rice and a medley of sautéed zucchini, pepper and onion…..

Quick Shrimp Enchilada Bake
Shrimp enchiladas offer a taste of coastal Mexican cuisine but some versions contain so much cheese, butter and sour cream that they can pack a whopping 50 grams of fat per serving. Our version has vibrant flavor and only half the calories and 6 grams of fat per serving, plus we use precooked peeled shrimp so you can get the dish on your table fast enough for a weeknight supper. The addition of refried beans helps makes these enchiladas an excellent source of fiber as well…….

8-Layer Taco Salad
This gorgeous and colorful 8-layer taco salad recipe is made healthier by using ground turkey in place of beef, adding Greek yogurt and bumping up the amount of vegetables. Serve this salad in a clear glass bowl and you’ll have an eye-catching party-worthy dinner or potluck side in just 30 minutes……….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Mexican Recipes for Weeknights

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22616/cuisines-regions/latin-american/mexican/weeknights/slideshow/healthy-mexican-recipes-for-weeknights/

Heart-Healthy Recipes

March 1, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its recipes for Heart-Healthy Recipes. Delicious and Heart-Healthy Recipes like, Red Beans and Rice with Chicken, Warm Spinach Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, and Beef and Black Bean Wraps. Find these recipes and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Heart-Healthy Recipes
From must-try dinners to diabetes-friendly desserts, these heart-healthy recipes are packed with power foods that boast cholesterol- and blood pressure-lowering benefits. Each heart-smart recipe has been tuned to keep fat, cholesterol, and sodium in check without sacrificing substance or flavor. Eating healthfully never tasted so good!

Red Beans and Rice with Chicken
This main-dish favorite gets its substance from brown rice, which is filled with heart-healthy vitamins B1 and B6 and is a good source of fiber and niacin. Reduced-sodium chicken broth makes this meal a heart-smart option for dinner tonight……..

Warm Spinach Salad with Roasted Red Peppers
Looking for a satisfying salad? This tasty, low-sodium spinach salad will fill the bill. Turkey bacon and reduced-fat feta cheese keep the fat and calories low, while spinach and roasted red sweet peppers add vitamins A and C……

Beef and Black Bean Wraps
Whole wheat tortillas and black beans make this sandwich recipe a filling, high-fiber meal with a snappy, south-of-the-border appeal. The nutrients in this heart-healthy recipe can help reduce the risk of diabetes complications and strengthen the immune system.

* Click the link below to get all the Heart-Healthy Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/heart-healthy-recipes

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Red Beans Turkey and Rice

February 23, 2018 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Red Beans Turkey and Rice. Cajun Comfort Food made healthier. You’ll be using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey, one of my favorites, along with all the Red Beans and Rice ingredients. It’s a low fat dish and only 350 calories. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Red Beans Turkey and Rice
This recipe is the epitome of classic Cajun comfort food. Fill your house with the aroma of thyme, lean turkey and stewed tomatoes. This low-fat recipe is ready to eat in under 60 minutes!

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey

Red Beans Turkey and Rice

1 cup finely chopped onion
1 green pepper, finely chopped
½ cup sliced celery
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1½ teaspoons thyme
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
½ teaspoon salt
1 (14½-ounce) can cajun-style stewed tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
¼ cup tomato paste
4 cups cooked white or brown rice
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

DIRECTIONS
1) In large deep skillet, cook ground turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add onion, green pepper, celery and garlic; cook 5 minutes or until slightly softened; stirring occasionally.
2) Sprinkle with thyme, hot pepper sauce and salt; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cajun-style stewed tomatoes, kidney beans and tomato paste. Cook, uncovered, 10 minutes or until hot and flavors are blended, stirring occasionally.
3) Serve over cooked rice. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve with additional hot sauce, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 350
Protein 23g
Carbohydrates 50g
Fiber 8g
Sugars 8g
Fat 6g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 790mg
Saturated Fat 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/77-red-beans-turkey-and-rice

Healthy Chicken and Rice Recipes

February 10, 2018 at 6:17 AM | Posted in Eating Well | 1 Comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Chicken and Rice Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Chicken and Rice Recipes like; Barbecued Raspberry-Hoisin Chicken, Braised Chicken Gumbo, and Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Chicken and Rice Recipes
What a perfect pairing, Chicken and Rice! Find healthy, delicious chicken and rice recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Barbecued Raspberry-Hoisin Chicken
Hoisin sauce along with pureed tart raspberries makes a wonderful Chinese-inspired marinade and dipping sauce for grilled chicken. Plan ahead: The chicken thighs benefit from marinating for at least 2 hours before grilling……

Braised Chicken Gumbo
Leftovers make this chicken gumbo an absolute breeze. The only prep you’ll need to do is to dice a bell pepper and slice some okra if you’re using fresh. That’s it! If you don’t have leftover chicken and sauce from Wine & Tomato Braised Chicken, you can use 2 cups shredded cooked chicken and 2 cups canned diced tomatoes instead of the leftover sauce……

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya
The slow cooker makes easy work of this healthy jambalaya featuring brown rice and plenty of veggies. If you don’t want to make your own seasoning, just skip Step 1 and use 1½ teaspoons purchased salt-free Cajun seasoning in Step 2………

* Click the link below to all the Healthy Chicken and Rice Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18935/ingredients/meat-poultry/chicken/main-dish/chicken-rice/

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