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White Rice.. how I love you with Thai-ish Ground Chicken and Thai Basil - 349 calories

I'm Asian, I love freshly cooked white rice. The smell of white rice is the smell of home to me. I can eat a lot of rice. When I was growing up each person at the table would eat out of small bowls and place the other dishes into the small bowl to eat. But since there are no longer 7 people around my dinner table, I've opted for a more western style of eating where you put your entire meal on one plate. You know what that means, more room for my rice!

This dish is one of my favorites because the plainness of the freshly cooked rice is highlighted by the saltiness of the meat. This is a riff on a Thai dish with ground pork and Thai basil. But I'm lazy and my short cut is to use Trader Joe's Chicken Chili Lime Patties!

These are pretty good as burgers but I like to crumble them up in a pan with a 1/2 tablespoon oil and red pepper to taste. Fry up until done (breaking up the patties into small pieces) and toss in a handful of Thai basil - tasty, quick, and lots of lean protein.

Thai-ish Ground Chicken and Thai Basil: 349 calories

  • 135g cooked jasmine rice (138 cal)
  • 100g cooked Chile Lime Chicken Burgers (200 cal)
  • handful of Thai basil leaves (come on, no calories!) 
  • 35g Cucumber (11 cal)
This will make an appearance as a Fast Day meal for sure!


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