WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

RICE-VEGGIE MEDLEY

For a tasty, healthy dish, try this Rice-Veggie Medley.  The brown rice and these vegetables go together to play a sweet medley on your taste buds!

4 cups cooked brown rice (it is important that diabetics use brown rice, don't substitute white!)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tbsp canola oil
1 cup small broccoli florets
1 cup zucchini, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 cup sliced carrots
fresh chopped cilantro, if desired

Cook the rice according to the package directions so that you end up with 4 cups cooked rice.  Add half the garlic and half the onion to cook with the rice.  When rice is almost ready, cook the veggies.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok.  Add the broccoli, zucchini, bell pepper, and carrots; stir fry with the remaining onion and garlic until the veggies are crisp tender.

To serve, place rice on plate and top with the veggie mixture.  Garnish with a sprinkling of the cilantro, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings

Note: You should eat with a protein source such as a piece of chicken, fish, pork, or steak.