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Vegetable Steamed Rice
 
Plain cooked rice and stir-fried vegetables taste great on their own, but pairing them adds something extra. In this recipe for vegetable rice, adding stir-fried vegetables to steaming rice means the rice is nicely infused with their flavor. There are numerous variations on this eastern Chinese dish – for example, you can forego the mushrooms and add steamed Chinese sausages, or replace the bok choy with Chinese cabbage. It makes a very nutritious side dish that pairs nicely with cooked chicken, beef, or seafood, whether or not you’re preparing a complete Chinese meal.  
Approximate Calories: 172 Kcal per serving
Ingredients  • 1 1/2 cups long grain white or brown rice
• 2 1/4 cups water
• ½ cup shredded cabbage
• ½ cup shredded carrot & beans
• ½ cup sliced green and red pepper
• 1 ½ - 2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil for stir-frying, as needed
• 2 slices ginger
• 1 tablespoon soy sauce
• 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
• Pinch (1/8 teaspoon) salt
• 2 tablespoons water
• A few drops Asian sesame oil
How To ?

• Rinse the rice 2 or 3 times if you normally do so, and drain. Bring the rice to a boil, uncovered, at medium heat.

• While waiting for the rice to boil, prepare the vegetables. Nicely shred and slice all the vegetables.

• Heat the wok and add 2 - 3 teaspoons oil, as needed. When the oil is ready, add the ginger and stir-fry briefly, about 30 seconds, until aromatic. Add the sliced vegetables and stir-fry for about 2 minutes.

• Stir in the soy sauce, sugar, and salt, and stir-fry on high heat for 1 minute.

• Add the water, cover the wok and simmer for about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the sesame oil. Leave while finishing preparing the rice.

• When the rice comes to a boil, turn the heat down to medium-low. Place the lid on the pot, keeping it tilted to allow steam to escape.

• When you can see holes or “craters” on the rice, add the vegetables on top (remove the 2 ginger slices if desired). Put the lid on tight, turn the heat to low, and simmer for another 15 minutes.

• Stir the vegetables into the rice and fluff it up. Serve.


 

 

Eat protein at every meal, including breakfast.
Eliminate wheat- and flour-based products for the time being.
Reduce starch to one portion a day, and don't eat that portion during your evening meal.
Apples, pears, plums and berries all are good choices. Bananas are not.
Reduce or eliminate dairy for the time being, especially cow's milk.
 
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