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Turmeric Rice with Chicken

laura lomax

Total cook time: 40 -60 minutes 

Serving per recipe: 4

Ingredients:

1 cup white or brown rice 

2 cups low sodium chicken broth

2 tsp. turmeric

1/4 tsp. cumin

1 package boneless, skinless chicken thighs

2 cups frozen broccoli

2 tbsp. Olive oil

Salt and pepper

Directions:

For a one pot meal, choose a skillet deep enough to cook the rice such as a 3.5 quart casserole pan or sauté pan with lid. For the chicken, pat the chicken thighs dry and season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tbsp. of oil in the cook pan and add the chicken thighs. Allow the thighs to cook ~ 7-10 minutes per side or until cooked completely.  Removed cooked chicken and set aside. Remove the grease from cooking the chicken in the pan and begin cooking the rice. For the rice combine the rice, chicken broth, turmeric, cumin, 1/2 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Bring broth to a boil then reduce heat and cover to cook the rice. Cook rice for ~ 20-40 minutes (variation w/ brown vs white rice) or until all water is absorbed. While the rice is cooking defrost the broccoli and season with 1 tbsp. olive oil, salt, and pepper. Add broccoli to rice and serve with chicken thighs.  

This recipe is gluten free, diary free.

Turmeric not only gives this rice its beautiful yellow color, but it contains curcumin a powerhouse antioxidant that can decrease inflammation in the body. Eating a diet rich in antioxidants can help combat the oxidative stress caused by chronic inflammation. 

One Pot Cheesy Gnocchi

laura lomax

This super simple meatless dish is ready in under 30 minutes with minimal mess and without missing out on flavor.

This super simple meatless dish is ready in under 30 minutes with minimal mess and without missing out on flavor.

I am a proud Italian so when it comes to quick and most important delicious dinners I tend to favor my Italian roots.  Gnocchi are soft dumplings that can be made from a variety of ingredients such as flour, spinach, ricotta, and probably most common potato. This meatless masterpiece takes ~ 20 minutes to prepare,  quick clean up, kid friendly, and most important taste wonderful.   

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Serves: 5- 1.5 cup servings 

Ingredients:

2- 16 oz Box Gnocchi

1 bag spinach

4 cups frozen broccoli, defrosted

4 Tbsp olive oil

2 cup Pasta Sauce 

1 cup Shredded mozzarella Parmesan blend 

8 Fresh Basil leaves 

Salt and Pepper 

Directions:

1. Boil salted water in a deep skillet (for 1 pot recipe) or in a pot.  Add gnocchi to boiling water and cook for ~3-4 minutes or until gnocchi float to the top. Drain gnocchi. 

2. Utilizing the same skillet add olive oil and saute spinach and broccoli. Season with salt and pepper. After a few minutes add gnocchi, pasta sauce, and basil. Cover and cook on low for ~ 5 minutes. Turn heat off, add cheese and cover to allow cheese to melt.