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.

Friday, July 21, 2017

VEGETABLE CUMIN PILAF WITH SAUSAGE

3/4 cup instant brown rice
4 oz turkey breakfast sausage, removed from casings
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 oz pine nuts, toasted
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt

Cook the rice according to package directions leaving out salt and butter or other fat.

Meanwhile place a large skillet that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray over medium-high heat.  Cook the sausage until browned, stirring constantly.  Remove from pan and set aside.

Coat the pan residue with more cooking spray and cook the onions for 3 minutes.  Add the pepper and cook for another 2 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently.  Stir the sausage back into the skillet along with the pine nuts, cumin, and salt. 

To serve place the rice on a serving platter and spoon the sausage mixture evenly over all.

Yield: 4 (1 cup) serving
Per serving: 215 calories, 11 g (1 saturated) fat, 8 g protein, 22 g carbs, dietary fiber 3 g, 465 mg sodium, 45 mg cholesterol

NOTE: I do not eat turkey sausage so I use ground beef. Pork sausage will work, also.

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