Thursday, September 6, 2007

Brown Rice and Veggies with Coconut Oil

The cleanse I am on has very specific ingredient limitations. Thank goodness it's only for a few days. So, I have combinations I normally wouldn't use. This is one of those recipes, a very healthy and yummy stir fry version. If you notice, there's no char that you get with a traditional stir fry. While cleansing, you don't cook on high heat; I guess it adds carcinogens to your diet. I am not saying that stir frying is bad, I do it quite often, as well as grilling, but I guess a vacation from anything doesn't hurt. And, these are the rules I was given, so I follow.

Since this is a simmer dish you can be doing other things while you are cooking it. You don't need constant vigil like regular stir fry. I also do many different versions, based on what vegetables I have on hand.

Brown Rice and Veggies with Coconut Oil

onion, chopped
red and green peppers, each chopped
1 carrot sliced
minced ginger
1 teaspoon white miso
2 tablespoons coconut oil
dash curry (optional)
sliced fresh mint and basil (Thai if you have it)

Melt coconut oil over low heat. Add onion, keeping it on low. Simmer a few minutes. Add ginger and carrot. Simmer a few more minutes, longer if you like soft carrots. Add peppers stirring occasionally. Cook until veggies are at a consistency you prefer. Add rice, miso, and curry. Stir until all is warmed through. Add mint and basil, and eat.



Natalie said...

I am a coconut oil amateur! How does it work in baked goods? How much does it cost?

Karen said...

Mmmmm, looks really good. Thanks for posting it!


Slacker Mom (aka Mrs. GF) said...

Natalie - I am by no means an expert. I love baking my squash with it (face down with the coconut oil in bottom of pan, makes a nice crunchy sweet crust..), and have used it a couple of times baking. It is solid at room temp, but just slightly above that it melts. I would like to use it more though...


Natalie said...

Thanks! I will have to try that squash tip sometime for the boy. I will have to experiment with it a little.

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