For a while now I have been noticing that every time I eat rice, I feel sick. It happens almost instantly as I finish the last spoonful and the horrible stuffed up gluggy feeling takes hours to go away. I only eat about half cup of cooked rice and yet the feeling makes me feel like I have eaten a whole kilo.
I am sure this has something to do with some allergies because I also find myself using my puffer more when I consume rice. I am asthmatic and somehow rice always makes me reach for my puffer. It is worst when I have sushi, which I tend to go all out especially if I am with another greedy for sushi person.
So today, I will start taking more pasta, because I find when I consume pasta, and even if it is copious amounts, I never ever feel horrible, in fact I feel lighter then when I eat rice. Strange phenomenon but somehow I have been suffering from this a fair bit now.
I love rice, I love nice lumpy rice and I can even eat it plain without anything going into it. But today, I have made this decision to stop consuming rice unless I am in a social situation.
So today I cooked my first Asian Inspired Macaroni. Please take note, it would be a good idea to ensure a good ration of vegetables to go into your Macaroni or anything pasta related. My ratio is one part pasta and two parts vegetables. This will ensure you have a good amount of fiber to go with your carbohydrates.
As you all know by now, I am a lazy cook when it comes to cooking for myself so rest assured, recipes will be easy and today’s recipe is what little things I found in the fridge.
So here goes.
Macaroni ½ cup to be boiled al dente with salt
Capsicum 1 small – to be sliced
Tomato 1 medium – to be cut into segments
Onion 1 medium – to be sliced
Choy Sum Stems small hand full – I had leftover so I used it
Lemon Grass 1 stalk – to be sliced
Chilly 1 – to be sliced
Olive oil 1 tbsp
Minced Garlic 1 tbsp
- Heat pan and add in olive oil. Sauté garlic. Add bit in a tiny of water. Throw in chillies and lemon grass
- Add in all the other vegetables and sauté. Add in seasoning. Do not over cook.
- Add in Macaroni. Stir fry, season with black pepper and taste. Increase heat to gie it a bit of Wok Hei
- Serve hot.