How many times do you look at your meal plan and see a small serving of brown rice that you just know is not going to fill you up?! Well, it’s time to turn that little serving of rice into a filling and satisfying meal! The best way to do this is by incorporating foods that add volume without a lot of calories. In today’s recipe, I’m giving you a perfect example by incorporating veggies including pumpkin! Yes… pumpkin! Be creative like this with your meals so that you feel satisfied without the temptation to stray from the plan!
Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work… and, yes, it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about being creative with good-for-you foods! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…
PUMPKIN FRIED RICE
1/2 cup brown rice, cooked
1/3 cup canned pure pumpkin
1 tsp. sesame oil
1/4 cup each: onion, celery, and zucchini, finely diced*
1/4 cup frozen edamame beans and carrot mixture (if you can’t find mixed, use 1 TB of each)
1/2 tsp. each: garlic powder, ginger
pinch sea salt and cayenne pepper (optional, to your liking)
1 packet stevia (or your favorite sweetener)
*Feel free to make it your own and add whatever veggies that you like.
How to Prepare
1. Coat a skillet with non-stick cooking spray over medium heat and heat the sesame oil.
2. Add the onion, celery, zucchini, edamame, carrots, garlic, ginger, salt, and cayenne and sauté until nice and golden brown, stirring occasionally.
3. Add the brown rice, pumpkin, and stevia packet and mix well to combine.
4. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until rice and pumpkin are thoroughly heated. Transfer to a bowl or plate and… Enjoy!
Option: Add diced grilled chicken for some added protein (calories not included)
100% TASTE, 0% GUILT