Black Rice Noodles with Honey & Sesame Chicken

Calories: 774 kcal (or 676 kcal smaller portion)

Macros: 80g Protein, 76g Carb & 20g Fat

DESCRIPTION:

If there was a moody art award for home cooking, this would win hands down. What a beautiful and captivating plate of food. Tastes pretty good too. 😋 The Noodles are made from black rice, and when they are cooked they go this deep purple. They go great with the sweet and aromatic flavours of the delicate Chicken cooked in Ginger, Honey, Sesame Seeds and Lemongrass Paste. Then you have the tender bite from the tender stem broccoli – all in all a tasty and interesting plate of food, that you can’t help but to feel nourished and healthy.

For a smaller portion, drop to 230g of Chicken Breast. This would save you 97 calories, without compromising on the flavours whatsoever.

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INGREDIENTS:

  • Black Rice Noodles – 80g
  • Tenderstem Broccoli – 56g
  • Chicken Breast – 314g
  • Rice Bran Oil – 1x teaspoon
  • Sesame Seeds – 1x teaspoon
  • Crushed Ginger – 1x teaspoon
  • Raw Honey – 1 ½ x teaspoon
  • Lemongrass Paste – ½ x teaspoon

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HEALTH BENEFITS:

  • Chicken is a great source of healthy lean protein. With 31 grams of protein per 100 grams, is one of the best foods for protein. A good source of Magnesium, Vitamin A, Potassium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and a variety of Vitamin B’s, with trace amounts of calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B-12, vitamin E and vitamin D.
  • Rice (within the Noodles) is pretty empty when it comes to nutrients to be honest, but black rice is high in fibre. It’s great for getting in easily digested carbs and calories, and comes with no gluten.
  • Broccoli brings a good hit of vitamin K, vitamin C, folate (folic acid) and potassium. It is also a great source of indigestible fibre and has prebiotic benefits for your guts microbiome.
  • Ginger is cited to be an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, Antinausea and weight loss aid.
  • Sesame seeds have a high source of cholesterol-lowering phytosterols and is a good source of iron, magnesium and fibre.
  • Raw Honey contains disease-preventing and disease-fighting flavonoids and antioxidants and has been scientifically proven to help with allergies, diabetes, sleep problems, coughs and wound healing. Due to 53% fructose content, limit consumption to avoid spiking insulin.
  • Lemongrass is used for treating digestive tract spasms, stomachache, high blood pressure, convulsions, pain, vomiting, cough, achy joints (rheumatism), fever, the common cold, and exhaustion. It is also used to kill germs and as a mild astringent.

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