Squash stands in for rice in this remake of the traditional Spanish dish. You can use butternut squash or yellow squash — we recommend spiralizing the veg first, then cutting or pulsing in the food processor to get rice-size pieces. If using yellow squash, cutting it is a safer bet since the veg is so delicate. Check the labels when you are purchasing chorizo as some brands contain sugar.
This recipe features black rice – a good source of fiber and antioxidants – and more veggies than the fried rice you’ll find in a takeout container. Cooking can dampen the benefits of probiotics, so a bit of uncooked kimchi is added as a boost just before serving.
Mint gives this recipe a wonderful freshness and simply seasoned chicken bumps up the protein content, making this a filling main dish.
Pulsing cauliflower in your food processor turns the veggie into a versatile rice substitute that’s lower in calories and carbs than rice. Here, we sauté it with Indian spices and serve with crispy chickpeas and a rich curry sauce.
Asparagus is a rich source of the B-vitamin folate (also known as vitamin B9), a water-soluble vitamin that is key for red blood cell formation and the prevention of anemia. Folate also supports DNA synthesis and repair as well as nerve function.
No beet goes to waste in this sweet salad that combines warm beets and candied grapefruit zest. Wild rice and chopped almonds add bite and pull the dish together.
Black rice has one of the highest levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin which help prevent heart disease, protect against cancer and improve brain function.
Take a tip from Thai street vendors and have all your ingredients lined up next to the stove so you can work quickly and continue to move the ingredients around in the wok nonstop. Unsalted peanuts would make a crunchy topper to this dish for added texture.
Baking these spiced meatballs on a rack allows the fat to drip away, which keeps them from sitting in their own juices and becoming greasy. For easy cleanup, line the baking sheet with foil to catch the drippings. Be gentle when mixing and shaping the meatballs – packing them tightly makes them too dense and tough.