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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Chef Tonne’s Southern Dirty Rice made with Ground Chicken Sausage

Have you ever wanted to have healthy and nutrient dense food which is also quite filling and at the same time helps you in your weight loss regime? Then this is the perfect recipe from Chef Tonne, Southern Dirty Rice made with Handmade Ground Chicken Sausage, fits the bill. The food comes with many health benefits especially since it is relatively low in calorie for an average serving. Even though chicken sausage and rice in this recipe can makeup part of your healthy weight loss diet, they on their own won’t help you lose weight. This is a clever recipe from Chef Tonne that help you lose weight without compromising on your taste buds, leave alone fasting. Ideally you lose weight when your intake calorie is less than the calorie that you burn. That means for your body to lose weight, you must be in a calorie deficit or in a negative calorie balance. Rice and chicken sausage deliver lean protein and fiber, both of which help you lose weight. The best is they also come packed with vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Chef Tonne is only beneficial for you when they are part of a diet that provides you with fewer calories than your body burns to sustain energy. Calories in chicken and southern Dirty Rice are used slightly differently than the calories that body receives from other types of food. High protein diets like chicken have thermal effect on food. That means body expends more calorie digesting them. Body doesn’t metabolize carbohydrate from fiber the same way as it metabolizes simple carbohydrates, so you store fewer of them. Since chicken is high in protein and southern Dirty Rice is good in fiber. This recipe is particularly good if you are on a weight loss regime. The recipe is better than low protein and low fiber food even if the calorie intake is same. Ingredients 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped green bell pepper  1 cup chopped celery   2 cups Raw Chicken Sausage /Ground Chicken          1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley 1/4 cup chopped green onion 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning  1 teaspoon sage 2 teaspoon red cayenne pepper  1 teaspoon basil 3 tablespoon chicken  or vegetable consume                                         2 tablespoon melted butter 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 Cups Cooked RiceDirection

  1. Take extra virgin olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. 
  1. Saute onion, green pepper, celery, and sausage. Continuously stir the mixture till all turns brown. 
  1. Reduce the heat and add seasoning. Mix well and toss in cooked rice while gently stirring it. 
  1. Stir rice very carefully to prevent it from damage. 
  1. Remove the saucepan from heat and let it stand for 5 minutes and serve hot.

If you are not on diet or counting calorie, you can add melted butter and mix it all gently again before you leave it to stand for 5 minutes. 

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