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Kale Fried Rice

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So, I have made a weekly dinner schedule. You know, to help me keep things a bit more organized, make grocery shopping easier, and because husband likes schedules. Nothing too strict, but a nice guideline. Thursday is rice night. Any meal involving rice as the main dish. So, to continue with my 5-days-a-week (or so) of kale kick, tonight we had Kale Fried rice. It was quite good. Husband loved it, I liked it. I will be making this again, but not every week. I got this from a site I discovered today called Erin’s Food Files.

Kale Fried Rice

Ingredients:

1/2 lb  kale, thick stems discarded
1-1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled & finely minced
3 scallions, trimmed, thinly sliced on diagonal (if you don’t have scallions, an onion will work)
2-1/2 cups cooked brown rice
1 Tbsp soy sauce (So I have this great citrus soy sauce, which goes great with the kale, since kale just begs for citrus! If you are using regular soy sauce, add a generous spritz of lemon juice)

Directions:

  1. Cut the kale leaves in half lengthwise and then cut crosswise into very thin ribbons (chiffonade). Steam the kale for 7 minutes
  2. Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes, being careful not to brown the garlic. Raise the heat to medium and add the steamed kale and scallions. Cook for 2 minutes and then add the rice and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring. Add the soy sauce and cook for 30 seconds more.
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Pesto!

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I love pesto, but expensive! So I made my own. I grow my own basil,so that made it extra fresh. Make up a batch of this and pour it over your favourite pasta and enjoy!

(this makes 1-2 servings, depending on how much pesto you like on your dinner)

Pesto

Ingredients:|

  • 1-1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup and 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a food processor (or blender), blend together basil leaves, nuts, garlic, and cheese. Pour in oil slowly while still mixing. Stir in salt and pepper (I put mine in before blending)