Broccoli Fried "Rice"
Who loves Rice!, Everyone does!, but it's definitely high in carbs. A single cup of cooked rice has 37 grams of carbohydrates, according to the USDA. There are 52 grams of carbs in one cup of long-grain cooked brown rice , while the same amount of cooked, enriched short-grain white rice has about 53 grams of carbs. On the other hand, cooked wild rice only has 35 grams of carbs, making it one of the best options if you want to reduce your carb intake. Here are some low-carb alternatives to rice that are healthy, delicious, and won't leave your stomach growling. This protein packed recipe is light and healthy!
- 2 tbsp. sesame oil
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 large carrot peeled and diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 3 c. riced broccoli
- 2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 c. frozen peas
- 3 large Nellie’s Free Range Eggs beaten
- Thinly sliced green onions for garnish
- In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until golden and no longer pink, 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add onion and carrot to the pan and cook until soft, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Stir in riced broccoli and cook until soft, 3 minutes. Add soy sauce and peas and season with salt and pepper. Cook until peas are cooked through, 2 minutes more. Push rice to one side of the pan and pour eggs into other side. Scramble until just set, then mix into rice. Cut chicken breasts into cubes and stir into rice. Garnish with green onions before serving.
This Broccoli Fried rice uses riced broccoli instead of your usually rice grains. It is rich in fiber and good source protein. You can never miss rice with this recipe!