Ellie, you are my Hero!! Stir fry with less oil.


    Spicy Chicken Rice with Peanuts

Craving Ellie in My Belly is trying hard to get back in the swing of things. But we made another change. Seems we all like a litle structure so while we have free choice three Fridays/month on the last Friday one member chooses a recipe for everyone to share. This month it was Chaya’s choice and it was a really tasty choice.

While many fried rice recipes use lots of oil Ellie says,

    “This aromatic rice dish is a meal-in-a-bowl you can really cozy up with. It is chock-full of tasty treasures—sweet bell peppers, crunchy water chestnuts, peanuts, and chunks of cooked chicken all stir-fried with just the right spicy kick. Made with a fraction of the oil typically used, you certainly won’t miss the grease—or the extra calories.

Using pre-cooked chicken {Ellie didn’t specify HOW to cook the chicken so I browned mine in just a smidgeon of EVOO} , this rice has just the right balance of crunch {and would have been crunchier if I had actually remembered the peanuts!!}, sweetness, and spice. Perfect!! Thanks, Ellie.

And thanks Chaya, for this pick. You can find the recipe on Chaya’s page or in Ellie’s newest book – Comfort Food Fix: Feel-Good Favorites Made Healthy

If all the recipes in this new book are this good I will have to add it to my shelf!!

{I’m sitting here imagining how good it would be with SHRIMP!!}