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.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

WARM TUNA-RICE SALAD

2/3 cup uncooked brown rice
1/2 cup frozen whole-kernel corn
2 cups small broccoli florets
1 can (5-oz) tuna in water, drained and flaked
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (or canola oil)
1/4 tsp salt
dash of freshly ground black pepper

Cook the rice according to the package directions but leaving out any salt or fat.  About 5 minutes before the end of the cooking time, add the corn to the rice and cook until tender.  Remove to a large bowl and allow to cool to lukewarm.

Steam the broccoli for about 3 minutes or until crisp tender.

Add the broccoli, tuna, and green onion to the rice in the bowl.

In a small bowl whisk the lemon juice, oil, salt, and pepper together; pour the mixture over the rice mixture and toss to coat.

Yield: 4 servings