Primed Daikon Rice and Squash Rice

Here are two easy and beautiful recipes to substitute for your rice.

Rice is not one of the ingredients that is part of my Primed Lifestyle. I am seeking to eat more quality proteins, fruits, vegetables, eggs, nuts, seeds and healthy oils.

Rice was quiet easy for me to stop eating as back in France the only rice that we are eating is more as a cold salad during summer. Rice in France is not like here Philippines, where it is important during a meal, which is why it is so difficult for a Filipino to cut down and totally stop eating.

That is why I came out with these two recipes using daikon radish and squash. Daikon is a very good vegetable used in Japanese and Korean cuisine, is only more or less P 60 per kg, is easy to peel and with this recipe, easy to prepare. The squash is very good as well.

A vos fourneaux (Get cooking)!

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Ingredients:

250g daikon
250g squash
5g salt
30ml olive oil
80g chopped white onions

Vegetable Broth:

1 liter water
1 white onion
2 carrots
1 celery stick
2 leeks
2 shallots
1 garlic clove
1 bouquet garnie (see La Ratatouille for explanation under point 6 of preparation)
peppercorn and rock salt

Procedures:

Vegetable Broth:

(1) Peal and clean under fresh water all your vegetables

(2) Heat stockpot on a low fire then put the sliced onions and sweat them for them to become transparent. Add the chopped carrots, celery, leeks and shallot and the bouquet garnie. Add the garlic, add your water, salt and pepper. Let all the ingredients simmer (you can also add a cover so all flavors will stay). Let it cook for 30 minutes and then strain it.

The vegetable broth is ready

Making the rice :

(1) Peel your daikon and your squash.

(2) Grate the daikon and the squash separately. Choose a grater so that when you grate it will resemble grains of rice.

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(3) Sauté the chopped onions with olive oil and then put the grated daikon. Put salt then drizzle with vegetable stock. Let it simmer for 5 minutes on slow fire. Place into pre-heated oven (180 Celsius) for 5 minutes. After that remove from oven then put a little bit of vegetable stock. Place back inside the oven for 8 minutes.

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Ready to be serve.

Follow the same procedure for the squash.

Additional:

1. Daikon (also known as white radish) has edible leaves and roots. It is high in vitamin C, is anti-inflammatory and a great digestive aid.

2. Squash is a tasty vegetable that is a rich source of dietary fiber. Maybe try it as a side dish to assiette de legumes.

3. Daikon and Squash “rice” can be used as a substitute for rice but can also be mixed with your rice as you transition to your more healthy and nutritious lifestyle. Start with 50/50 and gradually remove the rice altogether over time.

Bon appétit!

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