Sticky Rice

This dish is so named because of the texture of the rice. Oats as a substitute to replace carbohydrates is one of the rave for healthy eating nowadays; even for the elderly Nigerians to replace their heavy starch. Well, I haven’t gone that far yet, but last year a friend supplemented rice with oats for her husband to make an Indian curry rice. It was delicious!

The combination came to mind in my effort to support my hubby’s ‘healthy eating’

Ingredients:

  • Old Fashion Oats
  • Long grain Basmati Rice
  • Yellow Gold Beets, chopped
  • Orange Bell Pepper, chopped
  • Carrots, chopped
  • Garlic Clove, diced
  • Spring onions, chopped
  • Shallots, chopped
  • String Beans, chopped
  • Habanero, diced
  • All purpose seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil

What you’ll need:

  • Boiling Pot
  • Saute Pan
  • Ladle
  • Chopping board

What I did:

I cooked equal amounts of the oats and rice in water (1.5 cups each), while that was boiling. I stirred fried all the chopped vegetables added seasoning and salt to taste, and set aside once ready. The oats gives the rice a creamy frothy look as it boils and yields a loose sticky rice end product ( careful not to use too much water so you don’t end up with soggy). The rice was then added to the vegetable stir fry in the saute pan and mixed/tossed  for a few minutes on low heat. Additional seasoning was added as needed. Overall 30 minutes cook time, with 5 minutes prep time.

Taste: 

This was naturally spicy with the habanero. The addition of the oats was definitely good, and gave it a good flavor. The beets gave the rice the yellow color and added some mild sweetness to the heat. I served it with some oven baked chicken.

Juice Blend:

Mango, White  Peach, D’Anjou Pear,and Gold Kiwi with some water

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Rice and Oats

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Until next time. Keep experimenting!

be well

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