Shrimp fried rice

Our version of a classic takeout dish, but even better! It's full of flavor, it's good for you and it's so easy to make! I'm sure you'll love it, doesn't it look so yummy!

We've used shrimp as our protein here, but feel free to swap this out for chicken! Protein is a required food group and is necessary for a healthy diet. It allows our bodies to make and repair cells. Shrimp is a great source of selenium, which is great for improving heart health and reduces the risk of diabetes. Selenium is also proven to reduce the risk of osteoporosis, which is the loss of bone density. Selenium is a great nutrient for those suffering from PCOS.


Using brown rice here is best, as it is made of whole grains and will keep you full for longer. Brown rice is also much more nutritious than regular white rice, as it has tons of fiber, as well as selenium. Brown rice also has 88% of our required daily intake of manganese, which supports the nervous system, protects cells from free radical damage, and can improve conditions such as cancer, obesity, diabetes and insomnia. Brown rice also contains vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6.


Spinach is a great green to add to this rice. It has a pretty mild flavor but will bulk up the nutrients of this dish, and you'll barely even notice its there! Spinach has tons of iron, which we need to carry oxygen into our red blood cells- this is what give our body it's energy. Spinach is also packed with vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, vitamin B6, fiber, phosphorus and copper. Spinach contains folate, which is important for maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system, and magnesium, which lowers high blood pressure levels. Ensure that you are purchasing organic spinach, as it may otherwise contain pesticides, according to Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen list.


The fresh ginger in this dish adds a fresh kick and makes it extra delicious! Ginger is also packed with nutrients that make it antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-nausea. Ginger is great for protecting against several types of cancer, and relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. It's also fantastic for settling an upset stomach, relieving vomiting, inhibiting nausea and easing diarrhea, as well as helping with morning sickness. Ginger is full of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese.


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Shrimp fried rice

Total: 15 mins


Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice

  • 1 egg, whisked

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce

  • 2 gloves garlic, minced

  • 1 inch fresh ginger, grated

  • 4 oz shrimp

  • 2 cups spinach

  • Lemon/lime wedge

  • Handful of parsley, for garnish


Directions

  1. In a skillet on medium heat, add the sesame oil, garlic and ginger.

  2. Once fragrant, about 2 minutes later, mix in the soy sauce.

  3. Add shrimp and cook for 3 minutes, flipping halfway through.

  4. Add spinach and whisked egg and mix together.

  5. Cover with a lid and cook for another 2 minutes.

  6. Serve with brown rice, a lemon or lime wedge, a sprinkling of parsley, and enjoy!

Remember, eating healthy doesn't have to look boring!

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