This absolutely delicious easy meal can be whipped up in a few minutes. It was based on, and inspired by 3 things that I found in my fridge when I started pondering what to make to eat.
It’s a great example of how easy you can apply your Beauty Detox/Glowing Lean principles easily into your life…takeout and all!
I had been working on my computer for a while, and when I stopped to take a break I realized how hungry I was. And not in the mood to have to spend a lot of time prepping! I wanted to eat more than just a plain old salad…
These were the 3 things in my fridge that I had laying around, that stood out to me:
1 – Sliced mushrooms (I love keeping these on hand because they are so easy to work with, especially when you don’t feel like a lot of prep work. They are also high in protein and vitamin D).
2 – Thai food leftovers- well brown rice leftovers that is. That’s all that was left from the day before! Still, pre-made brown rice… hmm, I can work with that!
3 – Fresh basil.
I did have a lot of other veggies, and first I made a colorful salad just quickly tossing and throwing what I had on hand together. Sometimes I get those containers of pre-washed wild arugula, for when I don’t feel like breaking down kale.
In this salad, I tossed in the wild arugula, micro-greens (enzyme bounty), sliced radishes (high in vitamin C and silicon!), purple cabbage (high in vitamins A, C and E, as well as fiber and antioxidants) and baby bell peppers (yep, more vitamin C! Bring it on).
Again, this only took a few minutes, because I didn’t have to wash and dry/break down the salad base (genius those packages are sometimes!), and making the salad first made me snack on a few veggies, since I was super hungry and wanted to nosh on what was within reach.
So the moral is make only good things within thou reach when thou art super starved!
I tossed some fresh lemon juice and nutritional yeast through the salad (simple!) and left the salad to the side.
Next, I started cooking the mushrooms in one of those “green”, non-toxic non-stick ceramic pans I am a huge fan of. No oil needed! Because the ‘shrooms came sliced, again, big time saver.
I added some low-sodium tamari (which is gluten-free), a smidge of raw coconut nectar to add a touch of sweetness to my Asian-flared creation, some cayenne pepper, and fresh lemon juice (forgot to add to pic!).
Next, i tossed in the brown rice, and stirred for a few minutes, then added the basil last and stirred that for a few minutes.
After the mushrooms were cooked through and everything smelled yummy, I tossed it into the salad and served it right away.
If you are really hungry, you can still eat a bunch of the raw salad component first, but be more heavy in your dosage of ‘shrooms and brown rice. And vice versa if not so hungry.
Brown rice is gluten-free, digests easily, low in fat and energizing. Add more shrooms for extra protein, if you like. Give it a try! You never know when your Thai takeout can inspire a delicious, healthy and winter-friendly, warm/raw veggie meal.
- Salad Ingredients:
- 8 oz mushrooms
- 1.5 cup brown rice
- 1 bunch basil
- 1 T nutritional yeast
- 1 T low-sodium tamari
- About 1.5 T lemon juice
- .5 T raw coconut nectar
- Sprinkle of cayenne or more if you like it hot!
The Raw Taco Mexican Salad is also a yummy meal to prep next time you want something quick and easy.
In Love and Health,
Great post! I was wondering, which is the better choice in your opinion, stevia or coconut nectar? Xoxo
Thx for sharing!
You said not to combine protein and carbs. Isnt mushrooms+ rice exactly that?
mushrooms are 50% carbs 37% protein and 13% fat so mushrooms in themselves are both carb and protein . I think it has to be a majority to be classed as a protein.
Ihave been on the fruit based raw diet (a la 80-10-10) for over a year and long story short, it really screwed up my body (dysbiosis, insatiable hunger, nutritional imbalances, worsened adrenal fatigue, fat gain etc). I guess my experience is really common with this diet and now Have a hard time digesting much else besides dates. And I’m always hungry and hypoglycemic. Do u have any advice for transitioning off this? I’m always hungry, despite having just ate, and binge on dates. I have ur book but it is hard for me to digest some of the foods u list and I have many food intolerances. Many people have told me to do the gaps or paleo diet, but it hard for me to eat animal products ya know?
cant wait to try it. thanks
heyy kim 😉
Is it okay to start the beauty detox solution at a young age?
Because i’m just 14 years old and my father wants me to eat everything.. but i wanna eat healthy and this inspires me so much !
Thanks for a great idea for dinner. Which brand of “green pan” do you cook with?
I love your recipe posts! I am often short on time and forget to whip something up until I am already very hungry, so this was right up my alley. Perfect, healthful and delicious!
Wonderful ideas! as usual. I am going to try the coconut nectar sounds delicious.
What do you know about mushrooms and the fact they are a form of fungus? Can they be a negative for the body?
It look great, one question where can I buy the coconut nectar?
Be sure your Schnauzer does not eat mushrooms as they are poisonous to dogs. Can get very itchy too.
Looks amazing!!! I will for sure make a variation of this with some left over quinoa from last night 🙂 YUM!!!
Sounds awesome but I heard a while back that rice had naturally occurring arsenic in it. Brown rice having the highest levels!! I try to limit my intake from little to none. Do you know how true that is and if so, what’s considered safe if you are going to include any kind of rice in your diet? Thanks!!
Just perfect. Cayenne paper/ Tamari and coconut together will be my new experience.
This receipe looks great! Thanks for all your help. I just started Phase 2 from your book, and I have lost weight with out working out. I feel better and I tell everyone about your book. I wish more people would read your book and just have an open mind about eating healthier.
Again, thanks for all you do.
Looks great, I’m in the process of reading your book, I don’t know where to find nutritional yeast.
This recipe is great as I can relate to the phots, it just makes it so simple to look for similiar items in the store.
Hoping you can get back to me on the yeast and where to find it. PS. I’m not a baker 🙂
you can find it in health food shops or online . GNC ( america) and holland and barrett (uk) sell it as they are sister companies.
Hi Kimberly, this looks delish! I wonder what brand of brown rice you buy and how often you have it. Since the reports of arsenic came out I’ve been hesitant to eat brown rice. I just want to add how grateful I am to have found you and your book. Thanks to you I feel like Wonder Woman in the kitchen when making the healthiest food possible for myself and my children.
Yum, looks and sounds amazing. I am totally making this for lunch tomorrow.
Exactly how much protein is in mushrooms and are some types higher than others?
I loved reading your book and so delighted on your engagement. Would love to see a pic of your ring
This Sounds incredible! Can’t wait to try it!
Super tasty recipe, Kimberly! I worked with this by adding more veggies to the pan since the weather is colder here where I am – onions, carrots, red bell pepper, broccoli, and cilantro to the mix you offered. POW! It’s a colorful, yummie pre-Valentine’s night here, yep! <3
Thank you so much! Looks good AND EASY! can’t wait to try it!
This recipe sounds deliciously intriguing and incredibly easy to make! I am a very busy mom of a 8 month old and REALLY look forward to and appreciate these easy, filling and satisfying recipes you post. Thank you, and please keep posting :))
Hi kimberly, thank you for this recipe!! Came right in time, I work at a hospital and on Wednesdays they have a small “farmers market”, where I can get most of the ingredients in this recipe! Now I know exactly what I’ll be eating tmrw night, thank u and keep the updates coming, they keep me motivated!!
Does it not matter if the mushrooms are organic Kimberly?
can you tell me what brand frying pan you use? i have an ozeri and it works well but i want to know what you’re using. thanks!
Love iT!!! AND THANK YOU FOR THE PICTURES. I’M MORE OF A VISUAL AND PIC HELP ALOT
I tried this last night (replaced the cayenne with green chilli sauce as I was all out of cayenne – worked well 🙂 ) and it was fabulous – like the rest of your recipes and motivational articles. You are an inspiration, please keep up the great work.
Oh I’m so sorry I misspelled your name! 🙁
Sounds great, I love the idea of always changing things up.
Wondering if you can share which brand of the “green” non-toxic non-stick ceramic pans you like? There are several out there and I don’t know if they’re all created equal??
well.. even if it’s only a blackberry camera – a pic says more than a 1000 words.. so.
I’ll be making some version of this tonight I think!
Great share, honey!
This sounds so delicious!! I will be making this tonight. I love all of the ingredients and the simplicity males it even better! I will let you know how it turns out. Thanks
I can’t wait to try this! Looks great. Thank you for sharing 🙂
This recipe seems like a calorie saver. I need to fill myself up on veggies . I’m always hungry! While I’m cooking for my children I snack on what I am cooking. I will switch to having veggies next to me.
This looks good! Can you tell me what brand of ‘green’ pan are you using? where can i buy it from?
Your receipe sound good. I will try it. I have a question about the Brown rice. I did not know it was raw?
The brown rice is not raw.
Thanks! Made this last night (minus the coconut nectar) and it was a hit with the whole household!
Love love love this post, thanks so much for sharing! I forgot that I used to have something similar to this all the time ages ago. So simple and can easily switch up the veggies too. Would be awesome if you could please please share a quick dinner idea like this every week or two. Even recipes you’ve already shared but showing it in this way as a quick dinner (with salad and all) makes it seem so much less time consuming, and easier to have this be a way of life for not just us but for our entire family and friends to adapt to as well. Even my super picky husby was like, “hmmm… What that?”. Thanks again!
Hi kim, It sounds like a good recipe. But I have the same concerns regarding brown rice. And also want to know were you answer the questions posted? I have sent you comments in the past and have not received an answer.
Hi Annalila, it does seem to be hit and miss as far as responses go. But it is a lot of info that she provides for free. I would like it though if there was a way to get more info for Glowing Lean System members. So far there is no other point of contact or forum at present. Maybe that will change.
Hi Kimberly, thank you!!! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Just one question, if you’re not working with leftover rice, do you need to just soak overnight, like your quinoa & millet recipes?!
Ps am REALLY enjoying the glowing lean system.. Every time I read a portion of it, it inspires me in so many ways, and makes me feel very grounded! It is beautiful!!! Thanks again 🙂
Love Julia xox
Perfect winter salad…my hubby and I both thought it was tasty and satisfying. We are in the process of shopping for new cookware and was wondering if you could tell me what brand of ceramic cookware you use and how long you have had it?
the name of the green non toxic ceramic pans Kimberly uses is Telebrands Orgreenic Frying pan, they sell them on Amazon
Used your approach in this recipe of using what I had in hand rather than having to make a trip to the store for my family’s dinner. Read the recipe through, took stock of pantry and fridge, and ended up with quinoa and veggie stuffed baked zucchini with tamari, & miso enriched mushroom gravy.
This was as a rank beginner to your site and your approach to anti inflammatory, healthy foods – although we have experimented deeply with “raw”, “vegan cooked & raw” diets, and other such “diets” before realizing that it is all about embracing a healthy, more enjoyable way of life. Both my adult son and myself have had a rare autoimmune disease for over 30 years and must stick to a vegan, nightshade & gluten free, very “restricted” diet. But instead of restricting us it has opened up a whole new world of the way we “should” have been eating all along…
Thanks for your “Warm Mushroom and Brown Rice Arugula Salad” recipe that became “Warm Mushroom Gravy over Quinoa & Veggie Stuffed Zucchini”. Your salad looks wonderful just wondering how to make it taste good without the nightshades…
By the way, don’t you “have” to wash pre-sliced mushrooms or do you think they are sufficiently pre-washed as they come in the package?
I made this recipe today and OMG it was soooooo delicious! I made it my own by adding a few extra veggies in. I didn’t have coconut nectar, so I just used a little bit of coconut oil instead and it was great! Thanks for the great recipe idea.
Is the recipe for 1 serving?
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