Sunday, 27 November 2016

Chinese Red Rice

Red Rice is that hidden secret the southern states have been keeping from us all! It is not only a better source of fiber compared to brown rice, it also has 10 times the antioxidants of brown rice. For beginners, red rice has a nutty flavor and takes a little bit longer to cook compared to brown rice. In addition, it has the ability to control hunger due its rich fiber content. Combine this super food with your everyday meals and keep the dietitians away!




Ingredients:
1/2 cup Peas
1/2 cup chopped Carrots
1/2 cup Bell Pepper cut into slivers
1/2 cup Red Cabbage shredded
2Tbsp Soya Sauce
1 Tsp minced Garlic
2 Eggs
1 cup Cooked Healthy Alternatives Red Rice
Healthy Alternatives Salt
Healthy Alternatives Black pepper to taste
Healthy Alternatives Olive Oil
Chopped spring onions to garnish


Directions:
1.  Crack the eggs into a bowl with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Heat a frying pan with Healthy Alternatives oil and fry the egg. Cut the omelette into small pieces and keep it aside in a bowl.
2.Take another pan and sauté garlic in some Healthy Alternatives oil. Add green peas, carrots, bell peppers, and red cabbage and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add soya sauce to the pan and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
4. Add cooked red rice and mix it well. Serve it in a bowl.
5. Layer the rice bowl with the omelette pieces and some spring onions. Eat Healthy!



With this fun recipe, welcome Red Rice to your family and induce a lifestyle of healthy eating. Be a know-it-all when it comes to food and learn with us some interesting benefits that’ll encourage you to make red your colour.

Benefits of Red Rice
1. High in Antioxidants
Red Rice is a great source of essential nutrients like manganese, molybdenum, and iron. It is also a natural provider of zinc, a mineral that helps to accelerate healing.

2. Prevents Heart Diseases
Red Rice helps to reduce plaque formation in the walls of the arteries. In addition, it lowers the LDL cholesterol level in the blood, reducing the risk of heart disease.

3. Controls Blood Sugar Levels
The fiber content helps to control blood glucose levels and regulate weight as a little quantity of red rice makes you feel full. Also, it helps to maintain bowel health.

4. Reduces Allergy
Since red rice is a rich source of magnesium, it is great for allergy and asthma patients. It is also known to counter the allergy-inducing effect of histamine.

5. Improves Bone Health
As we mentioned earlier, red rice is a superb source of iron and magnesium. With 11% iron, it helps to build healthy bones reducing the risk of joint problems.

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