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1/30/13 9:55 A

Sounds good!

Sometimes I'll cook my rice in chicken or vegetable broth instead of water...give it SO much flavor!!

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1/29/13 5:22 P

The rice with salsa and cheese sounds really good! I'm going to have that for dinner tonight, thanks Kylar.

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1/28/13 9:44 P

Sounds a lot like what I like doing for a side. Brown minute rice with a little salsa and 2% sharp cheddar cheese. Cheesy mexican rice. So good, and actually lower sodium than my normal of adding soy sauce to rice. It makes a good side, but certainly not a meal itself. I'll have 6-8 oz meat, a big veggie serving, and glass of milk with that for a fairly typical dinner.

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1/27/13 11:42 P

Hi Jen,

Protein is something I actually need to work on. I noticed on my nutrition tracking I don't seem to be getting enough, but I prefer not to eat meat and I'm having trouble figuring out how to get my daily dose.

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1/23/13 12:46 P

Sounds great. I use my left over brown rice by adding diced chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions. Then I add some vinaigrette. I eat it just like a salad, no heating required.

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1/22/13 9:31 A

Sounds good, but what do you do for protein? It doesn't seem like it'd have a lot.

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1/21/13 12:01 P

Will have to try that.

We eat a good amount of brown rice, and it would be nice to change up the presentation, flavors, etc.

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1/21/13 1:39 A

I have found a new favourite "go to" meal. I'd never thought of doing this before, but my friend who has a severe gluten allergy told me to take a cup of brown rice, put a teaspoon of light italian dressing, and a tiny bit of sharp cheddar cheese. Mix it all together so the cheese melts, and it's one of the best things I've ever had!
I pair it with spinach salad and it leaves me full for quite a while.
It's so easy and the calories definitely aren't bad :)

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