Eczema Friendly Stir Fry
We LOVE stir fry’s! But unfortunately tamari and soy sauce aggravates eczema, so it is best to avoid or limit it as much as possible. So can you have a stir fry without tamari or soy sauce? Yes! And will it taste great? Yes! Getting creative with food using eczema friendly ingredients is a challenge and a joy for me and my husband (who is eczema free but cooks and eats eczema friendly food with us all as he loves our meals!). Actually it was my husband who created and decorated this eczema friendly stir fry, soy free dish.
1 bunch of Organic Celery
4 Organic Carrots
1 bunch of Organic Spring onions/ shallots
1 clove of Organic Garlic
¼ Cup of Organic Cashew Nuts
1 sprig of Organic Thyme
1 sprig of Organic Dill
¼ Cup of Organic Chicken Broth
2-4 Tbsp’s of Rice bran oil
1 Cup of Organic Rice
2 Cups of filtered purified water
First I like to prepare the organic cashew nuts by activating them, so I soak them in purified water for at least 15 minutes, but if you are pressed for time then even a few minutes of soaking is worthwhile. Drain the water when you are ready and place the cashews on a baking tray and cook at a very low heat (no higher than 120 C) in the oven, for about 15 minutes.
While the cashews are drying out, rinse and cook the organic rice, I always cook with the absorption method which is 1 part rice to 2 parts water, but cook it as you prefer.
Then prepare the organic vegetables by peeling and chopping the carrots and garlic, then washing and slicing the celery and shallots.
Place the prepared vegetables in a shallow frying pan coated with rice bran oil. Cook on a low heat for about 5-8 minutes until the vegetables are slightly browned. Add the chicken broth and lay 1 sprig of thyme over the top of the vegetables, then let the vegetables simmer gently on a very low heat, you can cover the vegetables if you would like to have the texture of the vegetables softer.
Once the vegetables are cooked to the texture you like, remove sprig of thyme and allow to cool. If your eczema is not in a flare up phase, you can gently run your finger over the thyme sprig and the leaves should fall off easily. You can place them into the vegetable mix. Otherwise keep the leaves out of the dish. Add the cashews from the oven and toss through the vegetables. Now add the rice, if you have a large frying pan or wok you can really toss the rice and vegetables through and get that stir fry feeling, stir fry on a high heat for no more than 3-5 minutes.
Now you can plate up your dish. First dish the rice, then scoop the leeks on top of the rice, make sure you get enough sauce on each plate to allow the sauce to seep through to the rice. Slice the chicken breast then place on top of the leeks. Again if your eczema is mild, take more thyme leaves and sprinkle over the top, season with unrefined sea salt to taste.
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