Have you ever made a nice little snack of celery and peanut butter, and then bit into it only to struggle to get an actual bite because strings of celery just wouldn’t break and were stuck in your teeth? Yaaaa, not a fan! That feeling of stringy celery always gave me the heebie jeebies, but luckily Dole has changed my celery fears to cheers! You can now enjoy a special variety of celery that is exclusive to Dole that has a milder flavor, snappier crunch, and less stringy texture. Introducing Dole Premium Celery Hearts!
I love these tender young stalks for snacking because they really are exactly what they say: milder less celery-ish flavor, super easy to snap, break, and crunch, and way less stringy than any other celery I’ve eaten! Another reason I love Dole Premium Celery Hearts? I try not to add additional salt to my recipes, and celery has a natural salty flavor, which is great for Asian dishes, like my Cashew Ginger Brown Rice Bowl below!
I’m starting 2016 off right with a fully balanced Rabbit Food Pyramid approved meal for you guys! It’s pretty crazy that this lunch/dinner meal is a single serving for one person. At first, when you are chopping and prepping, it seems small, but once you add everything together, it’s a pretty awesome sized meal! It’s remarkable how much volume vegetables give to a dish once you add the RFFMBT recommended serving of 2 cups! Heres to a healthy & happy 2016 with tons of fab new Rabbit Food Pyramid approved meals that are totally filling, satisfying, and always tasty!
Cashew Ginger Brown Rice Bowl with Dole Celery
1/2 cup sliced Dole Premium Celery Hearts
1/2 cup sliced red bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup brown rice
1/2 cup shelled edamame
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp orange juice
1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
2 Tbsp cashews, crushed
1. Cook brown rice ahead of time and measure out 1/2 cup. Set aside in a bowl.
2. Prepare your vegetables: slice the celery, bell pepper, carrot, and chop the onion.
3. Whisk together the rice vinegar, orange juice, and ginger. Transfer the mixture into a saucepan. Add chopped vegetables and edamame to the pan and sauté in the mixture over medium heat until slightly tender.
4. After vegetables have finished cooking, add them to the bowl of brown rice.
5. Top the veggie bowl with crushed cashews. Enjoy.
The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: Dole celery, bell pepper, carrot, & onion
Whole Grain: brown rice
Plant Based Fat: cashews
Free Extras: rice vinegar, orange juice, & ginger
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