This is one of my all time favorite recipes. It is an awesome way to get some good, complex carbs in, along with a good dose of protein. What role does protein play in your body? Well, it's responsible for basically every process in your body, so its pretty important! This is also a wonderful recipe to incorporate in your weekly dinner plans to utilize all those yummy veggies you buy! I used what I had in the fridge, but you can honestly throw whatever veggies you have on hand into this recipe and it will still be extremely delicious. Also, if you're on a lower carb diet plan, you can substitute the two cups of brown rice called for in the recipe for two cups of cauliflower rice. This recipe is so diverse, you can really make it your own, which is one of my favorite things about it.
Here we go!
Nutrition Facts: Serves 6; Amount per Serving - Carbs: 25g Protein: 19g Fat: 5g
What you need:
300 g boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes
1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
4 cloves Garlic, minced
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
18 spears Asparagus, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup peas
1/2 cup corn
1 large Egg
1 egg white (3Tbsp)
2 cups brown rice, cooked
3 Tbsp Bragg's Liquid Aminos (or Coconut Aminos) + 3 Tbsp water
optional: chopped avocado (this will increase the fat content)
***you can also use 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce***
1. Heat sesame oil in large skillet or wok
2. Add garlic and cook until fragrant
3. Add chicken and cook until cooked through
4. Remove chicken from pan or wok
5. Add vegetables and cook until slightly tender
6. Mix egg and egg white together in small bowl
7. Add egg mixture to the vegetables and scramble throughout
8. Add prepared brown rice (or cauliflower rice), cooked chicken, and Bragg's Liquid Aminos
9. Stir everything together really well and cook until some of the rice has a slight crisp
10. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes
11. Move to serving dishes and top with optional avocado, and if you enjoy spice, add some sriracha for added heat!
This recipe is honestly so quick, easy and delicious and really stands behind a foundational belief of mine... cooking healthy does not ever have to be boring!