One Staple, Four Ways
COVID-19 has had us stocking our pantries. But do you know what to do with those staples?
Brown rice is a #wholegrain full of heart healthy fiber and nutrients! At around $2/box, each serving of rice is only about 25 cents! As a whole grain, brown rice adds to satiety (or satisfying fullness), helping you avoid overeating and preventing weight gain.
Here’s how you can transform ONE staple → into 4 dishes
Fried rice: Combine shredded chicken, cooked rice, frozen peas & carrots medley in a sauce pan with an egg, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Voila!
Remember the twist on corned beef & cabbage from #StPattysDay? Layer cooked brown rice, cooked turkey/hamburger meat, and cabbage in a casserole dish with tomato sauce.
Combine with beans for a #completeprotein (cuz who needs meat?!) and add to your favorite tortilla with cheese and salsa.
Stretch a can of chicken and rice soup by adding extra #rice & some frozen veggies while you’re at it!
How do you eat rice?
Mary-Catherine Stockman, MPH, RD, LDN
Busy Babes Nutrition