Souperfoods 2020 SouperChef Special | Chicken Broccoli Red Rice Stew
(Chicken | Dairy-Free | Gluten-Free)
This SouperChef Special is a sweet reminder that even the simplest of homecooked meals can be a souperstar in its own right. I cooked this a lot during my university days—stir-fried broccoli with chicken, mushrooms and tomatoes served over rice. It was a simple one-dish meal but it provided so much sustenance and comfort. So I recreated it as a hearty stew with a few minor touch-ups, upping the nutrient quotient using red unpolished rice!
Red rice derives its royal russet hue from anthocyanin and besides looking mightily pretty in any dish, this variant of rice presumably packs a punch of nutrients! As a whole grain that retains the entire grain seed, including the germ, bran and endosperm, red rice is an excellent source of fibre and iron, thus aiding digestion and improving oxygen level to elevate mood and energy. With a lower glycemic index than the other variants, red rice controls sugar level better and the bran keeps you satiated for longer. The powerful bran can also help in reducing cholesterol level! This is a souper bowl indeed. Try it today with our housemade salted herb pesto!
Ingredients: Chicken stock (water, chicken bones, stock), marinated chicken, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, red unpolished rice, leek, button mushrooms, celery, tarragon, tomatoes, garlic, onion
Condiment: Salted herb pesto (chives, parsley, coriander, spring onion, salt, olive oil)