When times get tough – it’s rice to the rescue
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Easy on the pocketbook, you can get a meal on the table in 30 minutes with cooked rice, frozen vegetables and a few jarred condiments or sauces. Just look inside your pantry for inspiration.
There are rices from all over the world; 65% of the rice enjoyed by Canadians are U.S.-grown. It’s true what they say that rice is nice – but it’s more than that, it’s the kitchen lifesaver for when you’re strapped for time, or just looking for a cup of comfort while trying to get through yet another pandemic day.
The following recipes are courtesy of USA Rice Canada (www.riceinfo.com); @USARiceCanada/@USARiceCAN/#USARiceCan #rice #RiceIsLife, #ThinkRice.
Rice and Berry Smoothie Bowl
Packed with flavour and nutritional goodness!
2 cups (500 mL) cooked and warm long grain brown rice
2 cups (500 mL) frozen berries
2 cups (500 mL) EACH almond milk and ice
1/2 small avocado
3 pitted Medjool dates, chopped
Toppings: Strawberries, cherries, raspberries, pomegranates, coconut flakes, sliced almonds
Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy. Pour into bowls and garnish with toppings. Serve immediately.
Deconstructed Egg Roll and Rice Skillet Supper
A speedy one-dish alternative to your favourite take out order.
1 Tbsp. (15 mL) canola oil
1/2 lb. (250 g) ground turkey
1 Tbsp. (15 mL) EACH minced garlic and ginger
1/2 tsp. (2 mL) EACH salt and pepper
1 bag (340 g) shredded cabbage or mixed vegetable slaw blend (about 6 cups/1.6 L)