Low Fat Dinner Recipe #8

Green Pepper Rice

Green Pepper Rice

This wonderful low fat dinner recipe is ideal for a St Patrick's Day meal: it's a green low fat dinner recipe!

Just by reading this, you should already be able to mentally experience the explosion of flavours brought about by the combination of spices and herbs in this recipe.

Knowing how to season your meals with herbs and spices is one of the best cooking skills you have to learn to make your low fat meals tasty and enticing.

That's why I say that you don't have to eat food that tastes like tasteless chewing gum (yuk!) to lose weight.

You just have to know about low fat ingredients, ways to substitute fat-saturated items, and how to eat the right amounts of food for your circumstances.

With ongoing nutritional and cooking education, and a strong commitment to your healthy eating goals, losing weight and becoming fit will be much easier than you think.

Now, here's another tip. If you are sick of eating chicken, you can substitute it with turkey, or even beef or lamb. Of course, each of these meats has a different amount of fat, so you should take that into account when keeping track of what you eat.

Enjoy!


Ingredients:

5 cups of chicken stock

3 medium chopped green capsicums (peppers)

1 chopped onion

1 tsp crushed garlic

2 tsp dried cilantro

2 cups of long-grain rice

salt and ground black pepper

Fresh parsley to taste

Nutritional Information:

Serves 6

Fat: 0 g

Cal: 273

KJ: 1143

WW: 4 Points


This is what you do:

Boil the stock in a large saucepan, and allow it to cool afterwards.

Blend 1/4 cup of the cooled stock and the peppers, garlic, onion and cilantro till smooth.

Place 1/2 cup of the stock in a large nonstick frying pan and reheat.

Stir in the rice, and cook, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes.

Stir in the blended mixture into the rice, and cook for another 5 minutes.

Stir the rest of the stock into the rice, and increase the heat till it boils. Cover and simmer till the rice absorbes the liquid, without lifting the lid.

Add salt and pepper, and transfer to a large serving plate.

Garnish with parsley.

Enjoy!


Source: Low Fat No Fat Cookbook


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