Thai Fried Riceby Elissa Jewell on March 10, 2019
One way to cut your meal prep time in half, whilst also ensuring it tastes delicious, is to combine your veggies and your starch into one dish and then cook in bulk.
This meal will save you a lot of time but it doesn’t hold back on flavour, and is certainly more interesting than plain boiled rice or steamed vegetables.
I’ve deliberately left out the protein here as it’s so versatile, you could combine any protein you like with the rice and it will work. (Although I would suggest shrimp or pork as an accompaniment, cooked with a little bit more ginger, some chilli paste and fish sauce!)
1. Fry up a bunch of diced veg in a large pot and use about 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil to cook everything in. Once the veggies have softened, mix through 1 tablespoon each of diced lemongrass, ginger and garlic then pour the veg into a different bowl and set to the side.
2. Wash / rinse 1.5 cups of raw white rice before returning to the same pot and boiling. When cooked, rince again to remove any excess starches and then add the veggies back in and mix together.
3. Just before serving, add a couple of tablespoons of fish or soy sauce, and the juice of half a lime.
The whole recipe contains 230g carbs from the rice, and I’ve just used low / no carb veg – broccoli, capsicum, onion etc. and a small amount of carrots.
Divide the 230g carbs by however many grams you need for your meal to find the serving size you need. Ie if you need 40g for a meal, you’ll portion this out into 6 servings.
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