For all of those who chose to live a healthy lifestyle, one of the hardest struggles we have to deal with is satisfying cravings. Sometimes when you have a "not so good day", all you crave is some Chinese take out and a Netflix movie. Unfortunately, that means compromising all the effort and hard work we put into our daily workouts. I spend a lot of my time coming up with healthy alternatives to satisfy those cravings, and let me tell you it is not easy or that good but sometimes, just sometimes you hit a jackpot and come really close to the real deal.
I found the "calorie free" noodle a couple of years ago, when one of my friends was on a low carb diet and kept talking about her guilt free "pad thai". Yes, Megan you! Remember that huge box of noodles you bought lol? Anyway, I completely forgot about them until I recently saw that Quest offered a very similar item, but it was just too pricy for a bag of cheap noodles. I finally ordered theMiracle noodle/rice alternative and have been obsessed making every type of recipe with these Shirataki noodles.
Shiritaki noodles, are originally from Japan and are made with water and Konjac yam. They have a gelatin like consistency, are gluten-free, and are very low in carbs due to their main component glucomannan starch; An indigestible water soluble dietary fiber. Because of this, they have almost zero calories which makes them great for a strict dietetic regimen or for those of us who would rather spend our calories in other delicious treats ;)
- 1 Package of Miracle Rice
- 2 tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 tbsp Minced Garlic
- 1 Carrot
- 1 cup Broccoli
- 4 oz of Pulled Chicken
- 1 egg
- Cherry tomatoes
1. I like to make my pulled chicken advance. I cook the chicken breast usually in the slow cooker with just salt, pepper, garlic and unsalted chicken stock. I pull it, and store it for use in different recipes. You can also use canned chicken breast for a fast alternative. Or just steam the chicken breast, and then pull it with two forks!
2. Cut the broccoli into smaller florets and the carrot as well. Sautee the broccoli and carrots until cook thoroughly, approximately 9 min ( I like them to have a crunch).
3. Once the broccoli and carrots are almost cooked throughly, add the onions and garlic and sauteed until browned. Add chicken and stir through.
4. Take the Miracle rice, and rinse THROUGHLY under water. If you have never used this kind of “rice” or“noodles” before, then you don’t know about their packaged seaweed like smell. Well let me tell you, they do not smell good. Just make sure you rinse them and leave them under running water for one minute, drain them and they will be good to go and no weird smell.
5. Add the washed and drained Miracle rice to the rest of your vegetables and meat. Add the low sodium sauce, and stir fully. Add your chopped cherry tomatoes as well.
6. Make space in the middle of your rice, and cook your egg, and mix thoroughly. Now just enjoy this delicious dish. Top with a little of hot sauce and WOW!
I mean, mouthwatering.
I would love to hear your comments or ideas on variations for this recipe! I think next I am going to try them with some grill shrimp mmm.