Autumn is currently here at the moment in England, bringing with it colder and gloomier days, so I have been craving a few more home comforts to lighten my mood. One of my favourite food home comforts is a good healthy meal after a long day, this stir fry is a perfect healthy home comfort meal to me, so I thought I would share it with everyone. This recipe is super easy for everyone to follow, so why not try it out. It is inexpensive and really delicious. I found that all the flavours go together perfectly, the chickpeas and soft sweet potato are complemented by the hint of zesty lemon that just peaks through.
I took the recipe inspiration off Deliciously Ella’s blog post and video, I will leave the video below .
•90g of brown rice
•1 large sweet potato
½ red pepper
1 tablespoon of Flaxseed
½ of coconut oil (you can use olive oil as an alternative if you wish)
•4 garlic cloves
•25g of kale
• 25g of spinach
•1 tin of chickpeas
• 1 lemons
First, place the brown rice on the bottom of a steamer with hot water, leaving on a medium heat for 35-40 minutes until it is cooked. Peel the sweet potato and chop it into small chunks, then place it in the steamer for 20 – 30 minutes, after the rice has been cooking for 10 minutes .The hot steam from the rice should soften the sweet potato, so that it is a lovely melt in the mouth texture. Next chop the red pepper into slices, then chop the garlic into very small pieces, you do not want them to be too big or else you will just get really random hints of garlic in your meal. Also chop the broccoli into bite sized pieces .
Take a small piece of coconut oil and melt in a medium frying pan on a high heat. Once it has melted place the garlic in the pan with a little bit of salt and ground pepper. When the garlic is hot enough you should add the broccoli and peppers, but make sure to reduce the heat a little bit to a medium setting. Let the veg cook for 2-3 minutes, but make sure that they do not burn.
Add the drained chickpeas, spinach and kale a few minutes later. After 5 minutes the rice should be ready, mix a tablespoon of flax seed into the rice, you do not have to add flax seed, but I try to add it to every meal, since it is a great supplement superfood and nutrient booster.
Finally place the rice, steamed sweet potato and the lemon juice into the pan and let it cook for a further 1-2 minutes.
watch the video that Deliciously Ella did for her recipe.