Not Fried Fried Rice

Well being sick makes it pretty easy to cleanse. I don’t really have the energy to cook or snack. So today’s post is going to be short so I can go relax!

I did go to a wedding expo over the weekend so I have good stories 🙂

My cleanse meals for the week
Breakfast: Thin Mint Protein Shake
Lunch: Tomato Soup (from last week) and some Not Fried Fried Rice (see below)
Snack: Sliced cucumbers and hummus
Dinner: Salad made out of greens, beans, rice, guacamole and Cilantro Lime Dressing

When we were in Costa Rica we had some really good fried rice. It reminded me how much I like fried rice, how easy it is to make and how it really doesn’t have to be fried!
You can use any vegetables you want. I just used what I happened to have on hand. But here are some ideas of what you could put in fried rice:
-zucchini
-lima beans or edamame
-peas
-carrots
-pineapple
-cashews
-broccoli
-carrots
-bell peppers

You can add as much or as little vegetables as you like. If you are still easing into eating vegetables this is a good place to start. You can chop the veggies up really small then you hardly notice them. Oh, and you can cut this recipe in half if you don’t have a huge sauté pan or if you don’t want enough fried rice to feed an army.

Not Fried – Fried Rice Ingredients
2 lbs tofu, prepared as shown here
1 teaspoon coconut oil (or other oil)
5 cups cooked brown rice (cooled rice is best but hot will be ok too)
3 zucchini (about 1.5 cups), sliced into quarters long ways then sliced
2 cups frozen lima beans
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
3 teaspoons minced garlic
3 tablespoons tamari
1 bunch green onions sliced (about 1 cup)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

First, prepare the tofu in a really big skillet, then set aside for later. While the tofu cooks, prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Set the tofu aside and heat the teaspoon of coconut oil in the skillet over medium high heat. Sauté the zucchini (or other vegetable!) for about 5 minutes or until slightly soft. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for about 2 more minutes. Add the rice then sprinkle the tamari over it. Stir until all the rice is covered in tamari and it’s an even brown color. Add the lima beans (or other vegetable), black pepper and sliced green onions. Add the cooked tofu and heat through. Enjoy!

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Have a great week!

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