A KALE AND PARSLEY RICE TO PAIR WITH ANY PROTEIN DISH

Whenever I go grocery shopping the antioxidant green food kale is a reoccurring item on my shopping list. Based on studies, kale also consists of cancer fighting properties, great for cardiovascular health and a host of other beneficial nutrients. I do try to use same in varied ways.

I love to combine  kale and berries in a tasty and refreshing smoothie. It’s excellent as a warm or cold salad. I even made a yummy serving of kale chips which turned out to be a tad overdone. Come to think of it, I need to take another stab at those chips.

So anyway, a couple of days ago, I found myself with a considerably amount of kale and decided to combine same with some parsley I had on hand. I thought they would be perfect companions. And bingo, I was right!

I love parsley. It’s full of vitamins and is ideal for flushing out excess fluid in the body.Studies have also stated that parsley aids in the lowering of blood pressure. Being in great company I decided to whip up my kale/parsley rice.  In a skillet, I did a quick saute of onions and crushed garlic and added kale to the mix with a pinch of salt and black pepper.

After cooling, I added kale to food processor along with a generous bunch of parsley.

KALE AND PARSLEY IN FOOD PROCESSOR
KALE AND PARSLEY IN FOOD PROCESSOR

The whole action reminded me of a pesto excluding the cheese and nuts. Anyway, I added a drizzle of olive oil and got a ‘pesto-like’ finish. I added same to a fluffy serving of whole grain rice along with a few raisins. All ingredients were combined and yielded an amazing dish. It was a brilliant and vibrant green hue with a contrasting whole grain rice. I had kale and parsley rice for quite a few protein dishes.

 

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

2 thoughts on “A KALE AND PARSLEY RICE TO PAIR WITH ANY PROTEIN DISH

  1. Ever wonder why is it that something so good for us like kale, tastes so bad. Wish the kale came in a pill form. Have any other suggestions to camouflage the taste?

    Regards and goodwill blogging. .

    1. Thank you for checking out my blog. I’m so sorry to learn of your bad experience with kale. We can all agree that it takes a while for certain foods to become acclimated to the palate. For me, whenever I do a stir-fry of kale, I sometimes toss in a a little dried fruits like cranberries or raisins. Chicken broth is also a good addition if you’re steaming same. I add kale to a banana or berry (blue/strawberry,etc)smoothie. These fruits help to camouflage and make it more palatable.

      So sorry to be giving you a ‘mouth full’. As a matter fact, I just added a handful of kale to a asparagus/broccoli soup….yummy.
      P.S. Yes, I do wish there was an option in the pill form. Maybe, you can get rolling with that.Be first to create. Who knows? It might just take off.
      Cheers! Happy Easter/Passover!

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