Now that we are in the middle of running season, let me take a minute and talk about a very serious topic: runger. Runger can appear just over your shoulder at any time, waiting to make you cranky. Runger will tell you: pick up takeout or junk food. Feed me now!
But as athletes - you, yes you, you are an athlete, we need more healthy options, preferably fresh and home-cooked. DB and I both have full-time jobs, plus running and other hobbies that leave us with little time to cook at home. When runger takes over, we need quick, yet wholesome meals - and we need them now. So we have found a few staples that work for us - that have the convenience factor we so desperately need.
Success Rice is one of our kitchen staples. They actually reached out to us recently, as the marketing rep is also a runDisney aficionado and a reader of our blog. In fact, they usually have a booth at the runDisney expos, with a wheel you can spin for prizes.
What is Success Rice? I'm sure you've seen it. It is a boil-in-the-bag rice that's ready in just a few minutes. Super convenient for adding to left overs, or heating up to go with whatever you are making. Given our love of food, we decided to create our own Autumn Curry recipe for the Basmati Rice they sent us. The recipe follows:
1 bag of Success Rice Basmati Rice
1 large eggplant
2 medium onions
1 acorn squash (or other seasonal veggie)
2 cubes of Golden Curry Sauce mix
Slice up eggplant, sprinkle with salt and set aside (salt removes any bitterness)
Cut squash into cubes (feel free to leave the skin)
Sauté the onions until soft
Add squash to the pan
Add 3/4 cup - 1 cup water to your pan, this should cover the squash
Add 2 cubes of curry (I was cooking for DB, otherwise I would have added 4 - since I prefer extra spicy)
Simmer for about 10 minutes
Lightly stir from time to time, adding a small amount of water as needed. (You want enough water to keep the squash and onions simmering, and to make a thick curry sauce)
Cook until the eggplant is done (no more than 10 minutes)
In a large saucepan, bring a quart of water to a boil.
Add your bag of Basmati Rice and keep boiling for an additional 9 minutes.
Remove bag from water, and allow to drain
Carefully cut bag open and plate your rice.
Enjoy your meal!
Note: DB plated the food, and added roasted brussels sprouts and tomatoes, for color. That's why it looks good. But it tasted even better.
For more recipes visit- http://www.successrice.com/en-us/recipes/search/default.aspx
The rice bag can even be cooked in the microwave(see box for instructions), to be used when eating leftovers during the week.
Hopefully some healthy rice dishes will silence your runger.
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