Cook Once, Eat Twice

With the weather turning to Autumn then yes eventually Winter, the buzz out there with my clients is comfort foods and making that transition from all the abundant healthy fruits and veggies of the summer to warming foods that will still support a anti-inflammatory diet.  A bit more in a future post about the “whys” of comfort foods.

This recipe I LOVE.  Not only because of the source of it, Joshua Rosenthal
IIN Founder and Director(www.integrativenutrition.com), but also it fits in with one of the biggies in eating healthy – TIME.

Enjoy your NUTRIMEAL during the week then as a treat on the weekend enjoy the leisure of preparing a warming bowl of rice porridge.  The only change I would suggest is with the maple syrup.

In the process of coaching my clients I have a list of integrative products.  One of them is Agave as a sweetener.  It’s low glycemic and you need less than other choices of sweeteners.  Trust me, as a former 2-3 tablespoon user of brown sugar in my oatmeal, the flavor is excellent.

Basic brown rice
Soaking time: 1 to 12 hours
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 45 – 60 minutes
Serves 4

2 cup brown rice
4 cups water
pinch of sea salt

  • Presoak rice. Gently rinse rice.
  • Add water and salt. Bring to boil. Cover.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer for 50 minutes if it is short grain, and 35 minutes if it is long grain basmasti rice.
  • When it is done, pull from heat and let stand covered for 10 more minutes.
  • Fluff rice with fork before serving.

You can use the leftovers for breakfast.

 

Rice porridge with apples
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves 3

2 cups leftover brown rice
1 apple
¼ cup water, rice milk or coconut water
1 tablespoon brown rice syrup
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of sea salt

  • Add rice, liquid, sweeteners, cinnamon and salt to a pan and begin cooking over medium low heat.
  • Peel and dice the apple, and add to the pot.
  • Stir to mix everything well.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer.
  • Continue cooking about 10 minutes, until the apple has become a little soft.
  • Enjoy hot!

 

The King who cannot rule his diet,
will hardly rule his realm in peace and quiet.”

                – Passage from the “Rule of Health of Salerno”, author unknown

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