When I was growing up, Spanish rice was one of my faaaaaavorite meals! But eating low carb means no rice for me, but I've found I can still get my favorite tastes if I'm creative!
Shirataki noodles are awesome! Some people don't like the texture, they are rubbery-er than regular pasta, but I like them a lot. They're made from a root and have NO carbs. I like them on their own with butter and garlic. But if the texture bothers you, you can dice them up (I just use scissors) and add them to whatever dish you're making. They're a great filler and take on the flavor of what you cook them with--You don't actually need to cook them. Just rinse them cuz they have a funky smell when first taken out of the bag.
Artistic Rendering of...moldy ice cream?
Something Similar to Spanish Rice
(If you have a good imagination, that is.)
1 package frozen broccoli
1 lb ground beef
1 can Rotel (tomatoes @ chilis)
1 tablespoon cumin
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 cup shredded cheese
1 package shirataki noodles
Side note: always use fresh ingredients if you have the time & resources! That being said, here's the working mommy frugal version!
Pop the broccoli on the microwave to cook. Brown the meat in a big ol' nonstick skillet with the spices. This would be great with a fresh onion if you've got one!
After the meat and broccoli are cooked add the broccoli & Rotel to the skillet with the meat. Chop up the noodles (bite size is always nice--I just use kitchen scissors) and add the noodles and cheese to the mixture.
Cook just long enough to melt the cheese. If the mixture is dry at all, feel free throw in a hunk of butter or two. Yum.
I served this with a big spoonful of salsa on top. Would also be great with sour cream and shredded cheese.
You might have noticed that I don't include carb counts along with my recipes. If you're not following a strict plan, it won't really matter to you. If you are, you can easily pop the ingredients into a site like Fit Day or some such.
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