Stir-Fry

Shrimp and Ginger Stir-Fry with Cauliflower Rice

I’m a food-trendy kind of gal.  I’ve “spiralized” zucchini into noodles (aka “zoodles”) and used them in place of regular pasta. I’ve also joined the farro fan club. (Don’t know what farro is? Click on the link.) Last night I added cauliflower rice to my cooking resume. Trader Joe’s sells pre-made bagged cauliflower rice, but it has […]

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Pineapple Fried Brown Rice

Fried rice is not typically considered to be an appropriate choice for those of us looking to lose weight. A mainstay of Chinese restaurants, it’s fried in a wok with a good quantity of peanut oil. OK, “good quantity” is a euphemism…it’s downright greasy. Again, not a dish for dieters. Here’s an alternative, made with brown rice (don’t fret […]

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Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Every week at Weight Watchers meetings, members receive a small magazine that outlines that week’s topic. A recipe is also included — last week’s was Garlicky Chicken and Broccoli. It immediately caught my attention because of the authentic Chinese cooking method for the chicken. The chicken is “velveted,” which means that it is briefly marinated […]

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Fried Brown Rice with Veggies

  We ordered take-out Chinese food several nights ago from a great little restaurant called “Rainbow China” on State Line Road. They offer a selection of “Diet” entrees consisting of steamed vegetables with either shrimp or chicken. They also serve either white or brown rice, so this is Chinese food you can enjoy without having […]

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Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry

I may not have my Christmas shopping anywhere near done, but I’m two-for-two in posting recipes from current Weight Watchers publications. For those of you who attend Weight Watchers meetings in the US, the following recipe is in this week’s handout.  It’s a very easy, quickly assembled stir-fry that ramps up the quantity of broccoli […]

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