This week's Craving Ellie in My Belly pick was chosen by Jennifer at Running with Food. I am not a huge fried rice fan, but I was eager to try Ellie's version since it seemed to have a good balance of veggies and rice.
I made two substitutions: I used shrimp instead of tofu (I had some I needed to use up) and mini sweet peppers instead of the red bell pepper (Safeway was out of bell peppers?!?) I actually made the recipe a few minutes ago so I could take it to work for my lunch.
The verdict? Delicious! I liked the look of the dish before I added the soy sauce, but flavor was terrific. This is a lunch I'm going to look forward to eating, and when you're trying to lose weight, liking your food is key to staying on your plan. Many thanks to Jennifer for picking a real winner!
Make sure you check out the other CEiMB cooks here. We're all cooking from Ellie Krieger's book The Food You Crave. It's an awesome book filled with healthy AND delicious recipes.
Next week's pick is Beef Tenderloin. I'm not a beef fan so I'll sit that one out, but I'll be back for the Chicken Cacciatore the following week.