Thursday, June 3, 2010

Whats for Dinner ?

Spring brown rice risotto with asparagus and crimini mushrooms
 Roasted turkey tenderloin with herbs

Not only is this recipe super healthy its also very quick and easy!
This is a perfect week night meal and so tasty. So here is my healthy secret that makes my weeknight cooking a breeze

Yes, I always have at least 2-3 boxes of this on hand
I love this brown rice and I love that it's sprouted as well.

Brown rice spring risotto with asparagus and crimini mushrooms

2 boxes of Annie Chun's sprouted brown rice's
1tablespoon of olive oil
1 cup chopped asparagus (tough ends removed)
1 1/2 cups sliced crimini mushrooms ( or any other mushrooms you like)
2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
11/2 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (more or less to taste)
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

In a pan Saute asparagus and mushrooms in the olive oil for about 5 min on med high. Do not over cook the veggies. Add in garlic and saute for about 2 more minutes. Add in the brown rice and break it up and cook about 1 minute, then add in chicken stock. You may need more or less stock depending on consistency. Cook and stir for another 5 Minutes until liquid is absorbed. Stir in the Parmesan at the end. Add salt and pepper to taste and shave fresh Parmesan on top. You can also sub the veggies for fresh peas as well.

 Roasted Turkey tenderloin with herbs

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 (1 1/2 pound) turkey tenderloins
Salt and ground black pepper
Rosemary preferably fresh (dry is fine)
Herbamare seasoning  

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place oil in a large baking dish. Season turkey tenderloins all over with salt and black pepper and herbs and seasoning and place in baking dish. Roast turkey about 35 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer registers at least 160 degrees F. Let turkey rest 10 minutes before slicing crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices.
serve along side with the risotto and your set

Did you know
Sprouting brown rice takes 24 hours and is definitely worth the wait. It is softer in texture and easier to digest than regular brown rice. Sprouting brown rice also maximizes its nutritional value. It's high in fiber, GAB (a stress-reducing amino acid), lysine, Vitamin E, niacin and many other minerals.

(Annie chun's sprouted brown rice and herbamare can be found at whole foods)

Xoxo CC


  1. good to know about the sprouted rice! lysine is great at fighting cold sores.. me and billy both get them :( i only get one once or twice a year but i hate them! also, love the herbamare seasoning! i have never heard of it. i will have to get some!

  2. Hi Sarah- thanks for your sweet comment :) Love your blog! This looks so yummy. Risotto is one of my all time faves so I will definitely be trying your recipe soon! xoxo, Annemarie

  3. Love the sprouted rice, but unfortunately the Annie's brand isn't organic. :( Soaking some right now...wish I could snap my fingers & have it sprouted! :)


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