Well, this was an unexpected treasure to find! I’ve been hooked on making meals with brown rice, sautéed kale, some sort of bean or pea and usually and egg. Next pass I will make this with an egg (scrambled) and some green onions sprinkled… it’s quick (especially if you sauté a batch of kale early in the week then use it throughout the week).
I know some of you may poo-poo kale. Don’t! I buy the lacinato kale (not the curly, thick kale). I pull it off the stems, wash it good, chop it up and sauté in olive oil for a few minutes until it starts to get limp, then squeeze a wedge of lemon, turn off the heat and put the lid on it.
I add kale to my wraps in the morning or at lunch as well as wherever I can fit it for dinner. I sometimes substitute spinach which I used to prefer, but we both (hands down!) now prefer kale.
I came across this “recipe” (I say that loosely, since there is no, well… recipe) by making a dinner of things we had, the peas, the kale, cooked some brown rice and sautéed some shrimp in olive oil with garlic. I served it as you see in the image. My husband said he wanted to add a little something but he wasn’t sure what. A drizzle of olive oil? Nahhh, that didn’t sound good. He asked if soy sauce would work. *ding ding ding ding ding* The lightbulbs went off. Get out! YES! Soy sauce would work (or the Trader Joe’s Coconut Aminos for me – no soy, but a great substitute). I added a few shakes and WHOA! Tasted like stir fry, but the only thing sautéed was the shrimp! In no way does the rice even need it. Not one iota. Yes, that’s a word. No idea where it came from 😉
So in the future, I’m going to cook my brown rice, heat my kale and butter peas (or whatever beans or peas you like), then add my sautéed shrimp/garlic, my coconut aminos (soy sauce) a scrambled egg and some green onion or even some small green peas instead of beans? This meal held me forever. I couldn’t believe it! So good you will want it again and again…
✍️ Until tomorrow…
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Yummy my problem is our frozen shrimp is never as good as your fresh local shrimp 🦐 love the idea of scrambled egg too