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If you are a regular reader, first of all, sorry for all the rubbish I talk, and secondly, you’ll know I have recently been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. This has been swings and roundabouts for me. Initially, they misdiagnosed coeliac, and I was gluten-free for 8 months. Although the diet is a bit better with Crohn’s than coeliac for my tastes, the pain and the symptoms of a flare are quite hard to cope with. I do keep getting told about this magical thing called “remission” where I will be able to eat what I want, but I can’t see myself taking the chance at all. As someone who enjoys cooking, I’ve found it a fun challenge to adapt recipes to what those in an active Crohn’s flare should be safe with, as you might remember from my previous Chicken Soup for the Bowel recipe. My latest is a take on very easy Chicken Fried Rice, that should be relatively safe for people with Crohn’s, based on internet research. This is the point I do like to point out, I am NOT a medical Doctor and you know your own body, so please don’t put anything in you think might harm you.
2 skinless chicken breasts
1 tin of carrots (tinned are better than fresh for people with Crohn’s apparently)
1 bag of microwave rice (yes, you can cook this in a wok, it even says so on the packet)
1 chicken stock cube
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 teaspoons of ginger
2 teaspoons of garlic granules
2 x eggs
- Cut the chicken breasts into small cubes, and fry until the chicken is cooked
- Drain the tinned carrots and add them in. Fry for a further 5 minutes
- Add in the chicken stock cube. It is important to do it at this stage before the rice soaks up the liquid from the chicken that will dissolve it
- Add in the rice
- Add in the juice of one lime
- Add both tbsps of soy sauce
- Add in the 2 teaspoons of ground ginger and the 2 teaspoons of garlic granules
- Give everything a good stir, and then move all of the fried rice to one side of the pan
- Crack both eggs into the other side, and start to scramble them. Once they are nearly scrambled, start to add in the fried rice mixture bit by bit, until all of the egg is added evenly and fully cooked
Love to know your thoughts guys?