Thursday, November 24, 2011

brown rice waffle with vegetable melange.

Today was really exciting on loads of levels!  It was the first day of our clean eating week, I bought a cart full of organic groceries and it was only marginally more expensive, and I went to a hormone seminar on estrogen and how it affects our bodies!

It was awesome.

The meal we ate tonight was really interesting, it's essentially a savory waffle with veggies on top, but it was so tasty and filling we both rated it pretty high.  Tal rated it 7/10 and I rated it 10/10.  This meal is SUPER healthy for you, and with the addition of beans it would be a complete meal with grains, veggies, and protein!  It looked so small when I was serving it, so I mentioned to Tal that there was left over soup in the fridge if it wasn't enough, but both of us were stuffed when we were finished!  I struggled to eat the last bite. So even though it's small, don't be deceived, it will fill your stomach!

So here's how to make it:

For the waffles you'll need:
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon miso paste mixed with 3 tbsp water
1 cup of water

For the vegetable mix you'll need:
sesame oil
1 cup onion chopped in half moons
1 cup beans or other protein
1 cup carrots
1 tsp low sodium all natural soy sauce
2 cups broccoli florets
2 tsp dark sesame oil

So here's what you do!  You stir together all of the waffle ingredients and scoop them by 1/2 cup fulls onto a preheated and oiled waffle iron. Simple.

While the waffles are cooking heat up some sesame oil (about a tsp).  Once the oil is heated, saute the onion for two minutes.  Next add the beans or protein of your choice and saute for one minute.  Place the carrots on top of the onion mixture and add 3 tbsp of water to the pan.  Cover and let simmer for 7 minutes.  Add more water if this gets too dry.  Then add the broccoli and the soy sauce and simmer for 3 minutes longer.  Once the vegetables are cooked, remove from heat, stir, and add the the sesame oil.

Serve a waffle and heap of vegetables on top for each plate!  Voila!

You should definitely try it... regardless of how weird it seems to make a waffle out of rice!


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