This is a remake of one of my favorite Filipino comfort foods, Arroz Caldo. Since I don’t eat a lot of rice, and although I used brown basmati rice for this recipe so a small portion feels good to me considering my “mix-type” metabolic type distinction (see below), I also added Brussels Sprouts, my 2nd favorite vegetable behind eggplant!
What you need:
- chicken thighs
- sliced ginger (5 wedges thinly sliced)
- 1 med onion
- 1 tbs chopped garlic for chicken, 1 tsp for Brussels
- 1 can organic low sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup rice — I used brown which may be sacrilegious to many Filipinos- so sorry to my peeps =/
- sea salt
- fresh pepper
- 4 tbs butter
- Brussels sprouts
Put it together:
In large pot melt 2 tbs butter, add garlic, ginger, and chicken, season chicken with a little sea salt, brown chicken for a few minutes
Add 1 can broth, 1 1/2 cups water, whole peeled onion, rice, and mushrooms- bring to boil, then change to low simmer for about 1 hour for rice to cook and soak up liquids
In skillet, melt 2 tbs butter, add garlic, and Brussels to brown- then add 3/4 cup water, cover, and cook till tender.
This is a hearty meal, great for cold and rainy days to keep you warm! Enjoy 🙂
The macronutrient ratios for the Metabolic Typing Types:
Protein Type: 70% proteins & fats (40/30) / 30% carbohydrates
Carbohydrate Type: 60% carbohydrates / 40% proteins & fats (25/15)
Mix-Type: 50% carbohydrates / 50% proteins & fats (30/20)
*In General: Protein Types should avoid Gluten, Protein & Mix-Types should have high fiber, low-to-medium starch carbs, and sprouted grains.
*There is no calorie counting in the Metabolic Typing Diet. Reason being, if you eat for your body type, your body will know when to stop. No over-eating. No cravings. No depriving.
*When it is available, try to buy grass-fed, free range, organic, and sustainable, local farm grown food; certainly no GMO. Click and read why and what are the most GMO products!
Go buy The Metabolic Typing Diet book and take the test to find out what you are!
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