From time to time, especially after a hard workout at the gym, I sometimes suffer from hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. When I start to feel a little shaky or break out in a cold sweat, I have to eat. When desperate, sometimes whatever is in sight seems like a good idea. This obviously can be really bad if you are on the road and find yourself surrounded by nothing but fast food joints. Since I can’t predict when an episode like this might occur, I keep gluten-free snack bars and raw, unsalted cashews in my purse. Armed this way keeps me from making toxic hunger-based decisions.
One of my favorite quick, light lunches can be thrown together with five easy ingredients, plus it’s nutritional. I usually have a pot of organic brown rice leftover if I made some for dinner the night before. Recently, I started to feel the onset of shakes, so I put this original dish together.
By sprucing up brown rice with some simple ingredients, this dish took less than ten minutes to create. I would like to share this recipe with you, even if you don’t have leftover brown rice. You don’t need to have the shakes to enjoy and even want to have this come out of your kitchen now and then.
- 1 cup organic brown rice
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon San-J Organic Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce
- 1/2 cup of organic raw cashews, unsalted
- 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped
In a frying pan over medium-low heat, pour the sesame oil and move around the pan to coat evenly. Next, add in the rice and cashews. Let it cook for about one minute, or so. Add in the Tamari, coat the rice evenly for about one minute. Remove from heat and place in bowl. Top with fresh tarragon. Enjoy!
I love the added flavor of tarragon. It might seem strange, but the taste of licorice along with the sweet and salty tamari really complements each other. I like to eat this by itself for lunch or a snack, but it can be served as a side dish, along with grilled chicken or a tofu-based main course.
Do you have any dishes you rely on when faced with immediate hunger or health issues? Feel free to send me your favorites and I’ll share the some with our readers.