Eating Healthy, Creatively: This week, FitPoints wants you to eat healthy! But that doesn’t mean the bland, boring food associated with diet; no, this is time to get creative! We’re asking you to share your absolute favourite healthy cooked recipe – so make our mouths water, guilt free!
I have decided that for this, I will post my recipe for spicy fried rice. Its not quite like the fried rice you get with Chinese food, bear with me. Not only is this a great, full healthy meal, but it is also a fantastic way to deal with leftovers! I usually make this if I’ve had something with chicken and rice the night before – in fact, I often purposefully make too much, so there is enough to make this!
Note: I like my food hot. Very hot. If this is too much heat for you, feel free to sub out some of the spicy ingredients. It will be just as good!
Brown rice, steamed
Chicken breasts, grilled. (~1 /person)
Hot peppers: I use banana peppers as a staple but you can also add serrano, jalepeno,peri peri or habenaros
1/2- 1 whole white onion
Extra virgin olive oil
Optional marinade: Tobasco sauce, lemon Juice, and srichacha hot sauce – to desired taste and consistency.
1.If you are not using leftovers, steam your rice and grill your chicken. If you are looking for for a spicier chicken, the optional marinade can be added to the chicken while it is being grilled (a squirt of srichacha, a few shakes tobasco and a touch of lemon juice to desired taste and consistancy).
2. In your frying pan (or electric frying pan as pictured above), heat 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, ensuring the surface of the pan is coated. Once warmed, add rice.
3. Dice your onion and hot peppers; slice/shred your chicken breasts. Add to rice.
4. Cook, stirring intermittently, until rice is ‘hard’; it will take on a browned color.
I usually add a bit of pepper to mine, but no extra salt. (Poor Salty!) And if you can afford the condiments, a little bit of ketchup is the perfect addition. Delicious!
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