Not sure what to do with your leftovers, I have just the recipe for you. You know I said last week (lamb pilaf rice) that I wanted to include more recipes with leftovers in them.
I wanted to reinvigorate my delicious slow roasted fragrant pork shoulder and make some more exciting dishes for lunch or dinner, this was a ridiculously easy recipe and involved barely any ingredients. I think the secret to the recipe is a delicious good quality BBQ sauce (not just the standard bought one) I like this one or you can make your own (find my recipe here).
So to get this recipe going your obviously need some leftover pork (or any meat really), cooked brown rice, BBQ sauce and onion and a couple of capsicum to house the stuffing. The combination was fabulous and I know the kids, friends and other family members will love this one.
So simply just have all your ingredients ready, stuff your capsicum’s and whack in the oven for 35 minutes. Serve with a large green salad.
Such a great recipe for you also, reap all the benefits below:
Slow cooking pork shoulder releases all of the healing gelatin from the bones, this is a great aid for sore joints and muscles. The tender meat provided by the slow cooking process allows your body to digest the protein in a easier way so you don’t get that bloated feeling after eating. B1 (thiamin) is the water soluble vitamin that helps (along with other vitamins and minerals) release the energy we get from food, it helps maintain good nervous system function and we can become deficient in by drinking alcohol and stress related symptoms, muscle weakness and mental confusion can be signs of a lack of these vitamins. B6 (pyridoxine) is the the vitamin that helps with protein metabolism (one of the most important functions in your body), it aids in insulin productions (so will help if maintain a steady blood/glucose level) as well as help with your production of haemoglobin (blood) in your body, lack of it you can suffer from depression, confusion and dermatitis. B12 is only available through animal products it helps in building our genetic material and the production of normal red blood cells. Some vegetarian and vegans can often be deficient in B12 and would definitely require supplementation. Symptoms of this deficiency can include anaemia, fatigue, neurological disorders, numbness and tingling. As B vitamins are water soluble (meaning the body only takes what it needs then excretes the rest in your urine) they need to constantly be replaced, one way of doing this is getting some pork on your fork on a weekly basis!
Capsicum contains the highest level of vitamin c in its raw state, when cooked it looses this a little but still maintains fibre which will help with digestion.
Brown rice is a great source of B-vitamins which is essential for overall wellbeing. I am just learning all about the b-vitamins and they are crucial for energy production and to keep us feeling energised. It will also help support your nervous system, so this is brain to body function.
Coriander is a super herb, not only is it a great source of vitamin C and fibre and works well in digestion and helps with the absorption of nutrients. It also acts as a “mop” to oxidised free radicals in the body (it works well with meat dishes) and helps them not cause damage in your body.
Enjoy this one, it was a tasty lunch for me.