My favorite meal

8:10 AM

Rice and Veggies cooked in olive oil

Once upon a time my favorite meal would have included fried foods, saucy foods and a nice rich dessert.  Then I hit middle age and my digestive
tract turned 90.  These days what I can digest varies from day to day but certain foods are always OK.  Basically speaking, my stomach is always OK with Weight Watchers Core diet.  That is to say lean meats, whole grains, low/no fat daily, fruits, vegetables and healthy oils.  Whole grains are fine as are non-cream soups.  It's healthy and profoundly boring.  No chocolate or nuts, little sugar, no artificial sweeteners and nothing fake.

Given these limitations, it was difficult to find good, happy, filling food.  Then I discovered eggs and rice!

This is an easy anytime that i enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Here's the recipe:

Fried eggs with salt and pepper

Eggs and Rice

1 c. cooked medium grain rice
1/2 c. frozen green beans
1/2 small onion chopped
2 eggs
1 Tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper

Saute frozen green beans and onions in the olive oil until both are fully cooked and brown on the edges.  Add cooked rice to the hot pan.  Toss with veggies until rice is warm.

In a separate pan fry 1-2 eggs over medium.  Cook the eggs until the whites are done but the yolk is still runny.

Place the rice on a plate.  Top the rice with the eggs.

I enjoy this meal with iced tea and orange slices.


A word about rice

Since there are so few foods I can enjoy I've become a bit of a rice snob.  I only heat medium grain rice.  Cooked properly it's soft and fluffy and doesn't get hard when its cold. 

I usually make a big batch on Sunday and use it in recipes all week.  Here is how I cook it.

2 cups uncooked medium grain rice
4 cups water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 Tablespoon olive oil

Put everything in a pan.  Cook uncovered until water boils.  Cover boiling pot and reduce heat to low.  Continue to cook on low heat until all of the water is absorbed. (about 15 minutes)  As soon as the water is absorbed, remove lid, remove from heat and stir.

This method will give you fluffy, flavorful rice that's not too sticky.

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