In my effort to get healthy and also shed some pounds, I’ve started a VERY LOW CALORIE DIET. Everything requires measuring, for accuracy, if I am going to be true to myself. I’ve cut out ALL forms of sugars and BAD carbs from my diet; and thankfully I already drink lots of water; so that’s in my favor!
What I have here is a recipe that will help me with my craving for rice; because you know; I am an island girl through and through and I have to have rice with EVERYTHING or just about every meal I prepare. I’ve searched the world wide web and have made lots of comparisons on various diets and their recipes; here is my take on a healthier version of Shrimp Fried Rice.
Please, as always, consult your physician BEFORE starting any kind of diet; especially if you’re on medication. I am in no way responsible for anyone but myself and the recipes that I am sharing are in no way claiming to help you lose weight or make you healthier; ultimately it is you that is responsible for yourself and your choices!
100 grams Shrimp, thawed and peeled (weigh raw after peeling)
200 grams Cabbage, chopped finely
2 whole garlic, minced finely
1 – 2 tsp. Braggs Liquid Amino (pictured below; this will take the place of soy sauce)
Lite Salt, to taste, optional
Onion powder, (make sure there is no added sugar in the ingredients)
Black pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp. Water
In a shallow fry pan, on medium high heat, add your cabbage and garlic. Stir fry this for a few minutes, adding 1 tbsp. water, to keep it from sticking to the pan. Stir continuously. You want to achieve a slight caramelizaton (browning) in the cabbage.
Once this is achieved add the shrimp, and the rest of the seasonings. Continue to cook, turning the shrimp until both sides are pink and cooked through but not over done. Add another Tbsp. of water, IF NEEDED, to keep the cabbage from sticking to the pan. By this time the cabbage should really be cooked down somewhat and turned a beautiful color. Taste and adjust accordingly, but remember; don’t overdo it.
VOILA! Faux Shrimp Fried Rice……very low in calories and fat.