I didn’t really know what to call this dish, because a handful of ingredients went into it, it is my idea of a mid-week nourishing Asian inspired fried rice dish made with cauliflower rice (as its lighter and a great way to get more veggies into your diet), bok choy, sugar snap peas, ginger, onion and then left over chicken from a Sunday roast (here is the recipe here or try this one if you would like to make your own).
The beauty of this dish is it takes literally no time at all. I think from start to finish was about 15 minutes or less. So perfect to make for all of the family, great for those who are time poor but would still like to make healthy choices through out the week. Makes a delicious lunch too.
This is why it is nutritionally beneficial for you too:
Organic chicken will guarantee you the best protein with all of the essential amino acids which will nourish, replenish and repair tissue, skin and muscles. Organic entails that the chicken has none of the added hormones, antibiotics and so on, which have been known to disrupt our own hormones.
Cauliflower is super veggie, a good source of vitamin C (although this is loss through cooking, so good source when raw), fibre which is great for your digestion, potassium which helps regulate heart beat and fluid balance, it is also rich in sulphur which helps work as an anti-inflammatory, it is also great to aid digestion and boost immunity.
White Onions are a great source of sulphur as well as similar properties to garlic, it is antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral, it can help increase our immune function. They are also good for your blood and circulatory system. A nurturing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory on the body, their antioxidant (quercatin) helps mop up the oxidation of fatty acids.
Chilli is brilliant for immunity to help fight off those lurking sniffles. A great source of vitamin C in its raw state.
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.
Lime is a great dose of vitamin C to add to the meal after you have finished cooking it. Will help your body digest everything, as well as boost your immunity.
Enjoy this one I know you will.