Got a new favorite lunchies! It’s quick, easy, nutritious and pretty dang tasty, if I do say so myself.
I can’t take all the credit, though. I liberated a recipe that I saw on eatyourselfskinny.com, which I originally wanted to try because it had kale in it, and I’m still trying to like kale….but I ended up tweaking it, LOL! My version doesn’t have kale in it.
Yeah, the whole me trying to love kale thing? It’s not going well, but that leads me to one of the joys of cooking –substitutions. 🙂
This serves one person, by the way, and cooks up in a flash, so you’ll want to start by gathering your ingredients and having them prepped and ready.
Here’s what you’ll need…
- 1 tbsp olive oil (or you can use an olive oil spray, but I like to add a little healthy fat so that the meal sustains me for longer than 10 minutes)
- 2-3 minced cloves
- 4 cups of fresh spinach
- 1 cup of cooked brown rice (or a 1/2 cup, depending on how hungry you are; I use Trader Joe’s Organic Brown Rice, which is in the frozen section)
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1 tbsp grated Parmesan
- 1 egg
Start by warming the tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick skillet, then add your garlic. Cook until the garlic turns fragrantly golden… On my electric stove, this takes about three minutes. Watch it carefully, though, because you don’t want to burn the garlic (it’ll get bitter).
In a separate pot, cook the brown rice.
Next, toss in the cooked brown rice, and stir to mix it in with the olive oil and garlic.
Then mix in the spinach, and cook until it’s about halfway wilted.
Next, mix in the grated Parmesan and breadcrumbs, and cook until the cheese gets melty and the spinach fully wilts.
Be careful not to overcook the spinach, because that’s no fun, and place in your serving bowl.
You could can have it right like that, but I like to top it off with an egg over easy that’s been lightly dusted with a pinch of salt. Not too much salt because Parmesan is already pretty salty.
If the egg doesn’t sound like your thing, you could substitute it with tofu, tempeh, chicken, fish, beef, whatever you’re in the mood for.
Last, but certainly not least, dig in! 🙂 It’s nom time.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Have you happened upon any healthy new recipes lately? Inquiring/hungry minds want to know.