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Red Rice and Broccoli Salad with Cranberries

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Red rice is another example of a low GI unhulled or partially unhulled grain with a nutty flavour and a high nutritional value. Served warm or cold, this dish has been one of favourites lately because it's filling and versatile.

Red Rice & Broccoli with Cranberries

Red Rice & Broccoli with Cranberries

Ingredients

  • Red rice (available from your local Health Food stores, Organic Grocers or speciality delis and supermarkets)
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed into a paste with a little salt
  • 1 fresh bay leaf (optional)
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • Broccoli
  • Handful of Dried cranberries
  • Olive Oil

Method

  1. Cook the red rice according to packet instructions, drain, fluff up and set aside.
  2. Steam the broccoli in small florets and set aside.
  3. Gently pan fry the onions, garlic and cumin seeds in a little olive oil with the bay leaf until the onions have softened - don't burn the cumin!
  4. Add the cooked rice to the saucepan then the broccoli and cranberries and stir through. 

That's it! So simple and really tasty. Adjust olive oil and seasoning to taste.

Creamy Roasted Beetroot Dip

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There are endless ways to enjoy this vegetable, roasted, blended into a soup, as a juice or grated and eaten raw.

Beetroots are a low fat, vitamin and mineral packed vegetable that contain powerful antioxidants. Get some into your diet by trying this delicious dairy free creamy roasted beetroot dip today.

Ingredients

  • 1 large beetroot (washed, unpeeled)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • sprinkle of cumin seeds
  • water
  • 3/4 cup of cashews
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Basil

Method

  1. Wash and chop the beetroot, place it on top of a sheet of foil, add bashed garlic cloves (unpeeled and whole), cumin, drizzle of olive oil and enough water to create steam and cook the beetroot.
  2. Lightly wrap and seal then cook in a hot oven 180 degrees until tender
  3. Once cooled, peel and roughly chop into your food processor or nutri-bullet, with the super soft and sweet garlic cloves (peeled).
  4. Add a few basil leaves (2-3), the nuts and blend until smooth and creamy then add salt to taste
  5. Adjust the consistency with a dash of water or olive oil

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