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Gluten-free Golden Star Chicken Fried Rice

Golden Star Jasmine White Rice is absolutely amazing!  They sent me some to try and it definitely makes this rice dish taste restaurant quality.  Yeah, it’s that awesome! Plus, Golden Star Jasmine White Rice does NOT have any preservatives in it and it also tastes great by itself.

I was amazed, 2 cups uncooked Golden Star Jasmine White Rice makes about 6 cups when cooked.  This recipe makes a LOT of fried rice,  we had it for dinner and we still have enough to eat for lunch tomorrow.  I would say that this recipe would easily feed a large family.

You could use other kinds of meat depending on your preference, or leave the meat out to use it as a side.  You can adjust the Tamari sauce according to your taste; I like to add it little by little so I don’t get it too salty.  The result is delicious!

Recipe time!:

2 cups carrots, sliced or chopped

1 cup frozen peas

1 can bamboo chutes

1 can water chestnuts

2 Chicken Breast

Tamari Sauce (Wheat-free soy sauce)

Grape seed, olive, or sesame oil

2 cups uncooked (makes about 6 cups) Golden Star Jasmine White Rice <- IMPORTANT!! The rice really does make the recipe!

Steps 1 and 2 can be done beforehand to save time, though it didn’t take too long doing all of the steps together. 🙂

  1. Prepare 2 cups Golden Star Jasmine White Rice according to directions on package. Makes about 6 cups.
  2. While the rice is cooking, cook 2 chicken breast in 2 tbsp. oil, sprinkle with 1 tbsp. Tamari sauce each.  Flip as needed, cook thoroughly, then remove from heat.
  3. Place 2 cups chopped or sliced carrots in 2 tbsp. oil in a wok or large pan over medium heat, stir.
  4. Add 1 Tbsp. Tamari sauce to the carrots, cook until tender (about 5-8 minutes).
  5. Add 1 cup frozen peas and ½ tbsp Tamari sauce.  Stir, cook until peas are defrosted.
  6. Add 1 can bamboo chutes, 1 can of water chetsnuts, and 1 tbsp Tamari sauce.  Stir.
  7. Chop or shred chicken breast, then add chicken to the vegetable mixture.  Stir together.
  8. Add in 6 cups cooked Golden Star Jasmine White Rice, stir and add in 6 tbsp. Tamari sauce.  Cook for 2-5 minutes, stirring, to let the flavors meld together.
  9. Remove from heat and enjoy your meal.

Thanks Golden Star!!

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Paleo: Day 30!

Today I made Western Omelets with Sweet Potato Hash for breakfast… we all agreed that this is one of our favorite breakfast meals. 🙂

For lunch, I cooked Quick Paleo Pancakes with lamb patties and eggs… we were in kind of a breakfasty mode today… they were soooo good!!! (I added some cocoa powder to them for good measure…)

For dinner, I cooked some Grilled Chicken with Nutty Cabbage… it was delicious, fast, and easy.

I can’t believe that today is Day 30 of the Paleo 30 Day Challenge!  We made it!!!  We’re all feeling so much better that we definitely want to stick with it.

I love Paleo and Paleo loves me!!!! 😀

Stay tuned for an exciting post coming tomorrow about some of the things I learned in 30 days! 😀  Here’s a hint… “Anyone can cook.” (If you can name the movie that is from it makes you even cooler… if it’s even possible to be cooler than you are now. I mean really, you’re pretty rad.)

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Paleo: Day 26

Today for breakfast, I cooked turkey bacon and eggs and an apple hash (happy Johnny Appleseed day!).  It smelled soooo good and tasted awesome. I love apples.

We had salads with crockpot roast for lunch, which was fast, tasty, and extremely easy.

I cooked Almond Chicken for dinner… delicious! It was the perfect balance of flavors; it really reminded me of when Mom used to get Almond Chicken from a Chinese restaurant.

I got my first ever manicure today with Mom and Tooti, we got the shellac manicures… fabulous and the polish is sooo shiny and is totally dry once it sets! I have a plummy raisin color on my nails, it’s really nice for Fall… and it’s purple! 😀

We tried a new kind of Coconut Chai (by Zhena’s Gypsy Tea) today too… it is incredible.  The coconut adds a nice rounded sweetness to the heaviness of the black tea, it’s a nice full flavored tea… wonderful. 🙂

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Paleo: Day 21

Today I cooked Turkey-Bacon-Carrot Quiche… it was phenomenal. The coconut milk in it made it taste creamy, almost like there was cheese in it!

For lunch we had leftovers chicken breast from last night with red chard cashew stir-fry.  I didn’t know what chard was a couple of days ago, but I have to say, it was amazing!

I cooked Paleo Tacos for dinner with a Purple Cabbage Slaw… AMAZING! Thanks Tooti for pointing me to the recipe!  None of us missed the taco shells at all… the flavors were delicious!

Went for a walk today, the weather was perfect… and saw a tarantula on the sidewalk… EWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!

I rode a little over 10 miles on a stationary bike today… while watching Food Network…  (NEVER thought that I actually WANT to watch something on Food Network at the gym… and enjoy it?!) I learned a new way to chop onions and different herbs to put with lamb… awesome!

It’s kind of crazy to think that 22 days ago I didn’t cook.  Now I do… and I LOVE it. They say it takes 21 days to develop a habit – this is day 21.  I like it!!! Thanks Robb Wolf and The Paleo Solution!!!!

Tomorrow starts week… 4?!? Wow!!!

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Paleo: Day 20

Today I made turkey bacon and eggs with spinach and onion for breakfast.

We had leftover sloppy joes for lunch… since we were out of Portobello mushrooms, I cooked some normal mushrooms and mixed them in with the sloppy joe meat and served it with spinach.  I think it tasted even better today.

For dinner, I cooked some baked rosemary chicken, nutty cabbage, and strawberry soup… fabulous! The cabbage was amazing, it tasted like I was eating at a Chinese restaurant and the strawberry soup kind of tasted like a sherbet. So good!!! 😀

Day 20: Success! 😀

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Paleo: Day 18

We had eggs and sweet potato hash for breakfast today and a salad with the crockpot chicken for lunch.  Most excellent!

For dinner I cooked a Salmon Scramble (which I learned you can actually use any type of meat with) and it was extremely easy and super tasty.  Tasted like comfort food… Delicious! 😀

It rained today, I’m so thankful for it!

Remember, tomorrow (the 19th) is Talk Like a Pirate Day! Arrrr!!!

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Paleo: Day 17

Today I decided to try a video blog… Here it is! 🙂

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Paleo: Day 15

The weather cooled off a LOT today… I was tempted to grab a sweater this morning, but then thought better of it as it was probably 75 degrees outside… so nice!!!! 😀

I cooked some lamb patties and apples with cinnamon and cloves this morning, which complemented the cooler Fall weather with fantastic Fall flavors. So good! I love the apples especially.

We reheated some Chicken Alfredo that was leftover (planned ahead) for lunch, super easy… yum!

Mom and I went to Zumba class, met a bunch of really friendly people and had a lot of fun.  I had fun going to Zumba before (LOVE it), but it’s been a LOT more fun with Mom coming too… workout buddies really do make a difference!

I cooked a meaty spaghetti sauce served over roasted green beans for dinner… tasty!

Today starts Week 3 of going Paleo… what a delicious journey so far!

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Paleo: Day 14

Today for breakfast, I made a Peach-Pecan scramble… it tasted like bread pudding. FABULOUS.

I put a chicken in the crockpot to cook so it would be precooked for tomorrow. 🙂

We (me, Mom, and Tooti) had a fun day all hanging out and shopping, we took some beef jerky, celery, and oranges in my small pink ice-chest in the car with us and it was SO nice to have food with us when we were done! That jerky is amazing.

For dinner, I cooked Chicken Alfredo (Mom cooked the spaghetti squash for me so it would be ready sooner)… how the sauce tasted so incredibly creamy with no dairy ingredients was crazy.  It was so good!!! (Recipe can be found in The Paleo Solution) Delicious.

The America’s Got Talent finale results show was tonight… so psyched for Landau E. Murphy, Jr.!  Congrats!!!! He’s been my favorite from the beginning of the season… AMAZING talent and what an incredible story!  I cannot think of a more spectacular ending to this season.

I can’t believe we’re already on Paleo: Day 14!!! 🙂 Love it!

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Paleo: Day 12

Today we finished up the jerky… i.e. dehydrating it in the oven.  Tastes so amazing!  I based the marinade on this recipe, but modified it slightly and ended up with the following ingredients (and a longer marinating time):

2 cups Tamari sauce (wheat-free soy sauce)

1 cup Worcestershire sauce

3 cups cranberry-grape juice (there was a LOT of meat)

¼ cup Teriyaki sauce

1 cup light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon (or more) ground black pepper, or to taste

Basically blended it all up… then Mom cut the meat into slices and it marinated for a couple of days in the fridge before we finished it up today! The finished product is DELICIOUS.

On to today’s menu!

For breakfast I cooked up some eggs with a side of zucchini. Pretty tasty.

We had a salad with turkey bacon for lunch… sooo good! Loved the salad, it had pine nuts in it and they were delectable.

For dinner I cooked a new version of chicken curry and it was a nice change for sure.

Fun day! Rabbit trail: I received a package from Lime Crime Makeup today… FANTASTIC! I had never tried their products before, but they are quickly climbing to the top of my “favorites” list.  The lipstick [which is gluten free!] stayed on through eating and drinking tea.  Exquisite.  Can’t wait to try out the eye shadow tomorrow! Thanks Lime Crime!

Paleo Day 12: Complete with tasty jerky and fabulous cosmetics.

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