Chilebrown at home

Monday, October 22, 2012


Lately we have been trying to lower our fat and salt intake. It is so easy to indulge in all our favorite meals. Sometimes the body tells you to slow down a little. Today we are going to make some broccoli rice. It will be accompanied by barbequed pork tenderloin. No fat and only a small amount of salt will be used. The tenderloin is very lean and will be flavored with Moore’s Marinade. Today’s star is some broccoli that was found at the Hayward farmers market. It will be pureed and cooked with some basmati rice.

The broccoli was blanched in some boiling water for two minutes. The blanched broccoli was pureed in a food processor with a ¼ cup of the cooking liquid. The pureed mixture was added to a pot of basmati rice. Use a little less liquid when cooking the rice. Some finely chopped red bell pepper was added for a little color. One half a teaspoon of salt was added to the rice mixture. Follow your favorite rice cooking instructions. The kitchen smelled of broccoli while the rice cooked.

The broccoli rice was very flavorful and good looking. The pork tenderloin was delicious. This meal was good tasting, fat free and used less salt. We will try to lower our fat and salt intakes so we can indulge on our favorite dishes occasionally.

Here is Post on Peppers & More about Moore's Marinade.


Zoomie said...

Proof that lean and low salt don't mean tasteless. Good for you!

Greg said...

I think pork won this debate! :)

cookiecrumb said...

You know it's not fat free. You know that.

Chilebrown said...

Zoomie, I still love fat and salt but I am trying.

Greg, These tenderloins were very tender. You really have to be careful not to overcook them.

cookiecrumb, Well thanks so much for pointing that out. You must of saw the bacon wrapped bacon we had for an appetizer.