Kale and Brown Rice

I love greens, but kale is not my favorite because I think it is bitter, and  today I decided to add a few things to it to make it more pleasant to eat.

Kale is a great dish, filled with vitamins and minerals

Fresh organic Kale

Kale is only 42 calories a cup cooked. It is packed with vitamins and minerals, as are all the greens.  It might seem old fashioned to cook greens, but they are great and only take a few minutes to steam.

Start out with a clove of chopped garlic and a cube of chopped ginger in a frying pan that you have added a tablespoon of olive oil.

Simmer for about 5 minutes and then add your greens and 1 cubed ripe tomato.

Let steam for about 5 more minutes, adding a teaspoon of cumin and a teaspoon of turmeric. I also added 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and a slice of fresh pineapple chopped to help take the bitter taste out of the kale; replacing it with the sweet and sour taste of both pineapple and lemon!

The wonders of a healthy meal

The wonders of a healthy meal

Next I added 1 cup of cooked brown rice that I cooked the day before. I always pre-cook my grains and put into the refrigerator to have for the week. I lessen the amount of cooking time on all my grains. I cooked my brown rice for about 10 minutes instead of the 20 minutes suggested by the package. If you cook them less, the rice does not get mushy; stays in the refrigerator for the entire week all fluffy and nice.

I steam for another 5 minutes, just to get the rice warmed up.