Pineapple Pork Fried Jasmine Rice

Pineapple Pork Fried Jasmine Rice

Pineapple Pork Fried Jasmine Rice

This recipe, Pineapple Pork Fried Jasmine Rice, was in the Diabetic Living magazine in 2014.


Pineapple Pork Fried Jasmine Rice Recipe


Pineapple Pork Fried Jasmine Rice

1 egg

2 egg whites

2 tsp. canola oil

1 lb. pork tenderloin, cut into bite-size pieces

1 Tbsp. canola oil

1 cup chopped fresh pineapple

½ cup thinly sliced carrot (1 medium)

½ thinly bias-sliced celery (1 stalk)

½ cup sliced green onions (4)

2 tsp. grated fresh ginger

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups cooked jasmine rice

½ cup frozen peas, thawed

3 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 Tbsp. snipped fresh cilantro


In a small bowl, beat together egg and egg whites; set aside.  In a very large skillet or wok heat the 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat.  Add pork.  Stir-fry 3 to 5 minutes or until pork is no longer pink.  Remove pork from skillet; set aside.

Add the 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet.  Add pineapple, carrot, celery, green onions and ginger; stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender.  Add garlic; stir-fry 30 seconds more.  Add egg mixture; let stand 5 to 10 seconds or until egg sets on bottom but remains runny on top.  Add rice.  Turn and toss mixture continuously 1 minute.  Stir in pork, peas, soy sauce and cilantro; heat through.  Serve immediately.             4 servings


(Recipe for Pineapple Pork Fried Jasmine Rice, Diabetic Living, 2015)


Honey Cashew Chicken

Honey Cashew Chicken

Honey Cashew Chicken


This recipe, Honey Cashew Chicken, was in the coupon section of Sunday Newspaper.  I LOVE Chinese food and this recipe appeared with KIKKOMAN Less Sodium Soy Sauce.


Honey Cashew Chicken Recipe


Honey Cashew Chicken

1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks

2 cups Minute Brown Rice, uncooked

2 (6 oz. each) skinless, boneless chicken halves, cut into 1 inch cubes

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

½ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. black pepper

¼ cup honey

2 Tbsp. KIKKOMAN Less Sodium Soy Sauce

1 Tbsp. KIKKOMAN Rice Vinegar

1 to 2 tsp. KIKKOMAN Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

2 large garlic cloves, minced (about 1 Tbsp.)

1 red bell pepper, sliced

1 cup frozen shelled edamame or peas, thawed

½ cup dry-roasted cashew pieces, unsalted and chopped


Drain pineapple chunks; reserve juice.  Combine juice with water to equal1 ¾ cups.   Prepare rice according to package directions, using juice mixture.  Combine chicken, cornstarch, salt and pepper in a bowl; toss to coat.

Whisk together honey, soy sauce, vinegar and sriracha in a bowl; set aside.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add chicken mixture and cook for 4 minutes or until lightly browned.  Increase heat to high, add garlic, red pepper, pineapple chunks and peas.  Cook for 5 minutes or until vegetable are crisp-tender and chicken is done, stirring frequently; stir in cashews.

Add honey sauce mixture to chicken mixture; toss to coat until heated through.  Serve over rice.

4 servings


(Recipe for the Honey Cashew Chicken, was in coupon section of Sunday Newspaper, Friday, February 20, 2015)


Shrimp Saffron Risotto

Shrimp Saffron Risotto

Shrimp Saffron Risotto


I got this recipe in Newsday, January 23, 2014.  It’s for Shrimp Saffron Risotto; I’ve had mushroom, and a Vegetable Risotto, which were very good.  So when I saw this Shrimp Saffron Risotto, I thought that it might be tasty…hope you like it.


Shrimp Saffron Risotto Recipe

Shrimp Saffron Risotto


5 to 6 cups reduced sodium, fat-free chicken broth

1 Tbsp. olive oil

2 shallots, chopped

½ link (about1 ½ oz. cured chorizo, very thinly sliced

1 ½ cups Arborio rice

½ cup dry white wine

½ tsp. saffron threads, lightly crushed

1 lb. peeled and deveined medium shrimp

1 cup thawed frozen peas

¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

½ cup chopped fresh basil


Bring chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan; immediately reduce heat and keep warm on low.

Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat.  Add the shallots and chorizo and cook, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until the shallots soften, 3-4 minutes.  Add the rice and cook, stirring 1 minute until it is well coated.  Stir in the wine and saffron and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, until the liquid is almost completely absorbed.  Add 1 cup of the hot broth and cook, stirring constantly, until the liquid is almost completely absorbed.  Continue cooking and adding broth, 1 cup at a time, stirring and allowing the liquid to be absorbed before the next addition.  This process takes about 20 to 22 minutes; the rice should be creamy but with a slight chewiness in the center.

Add the shrimp and peas and cook, stirring gently, 2 to 3 minutes, until the shrimp is pink and cooked through.  Remove from the heat and stir in the pepper and basil.  Add salt to taste and serve immediately.         4 servings


(Recipe for Shrimp Saffron Risotto came from the Newsday, January 23, 2014)


Vegetable Soup with Dumplings

Vegetable Soup with Dumplings

Vegetable Soup with Dumplings


Not only is this hearty soup my family’s favorite meatless recipe, but it’s a complete meal-in-one.  It’s loaded with vegetables, and the fluffy carrot dumplings are a great change of pace at dinnertime.


Vegetable Soup with Dumplings Recipe

Vegetable Soup with Dumplings

1 ½ cups chopped onions

4 medium carrots, sliced

3 celery ribs, sliced

2 Tbsp. canola oil

3 cups vegetable broth

4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced

4 medium tomatoes, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper

¼ cup flour

½ cup water

1 cup chopped cabbage

1 cup frozen peas

CARROT DUMPLINGS:   2 ¼ cups Reduced Fat Bisquick Mix

1 cup shredded carrots

1 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley

1 cup cold water

10 Tbsp. shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese


In a Dutch oven, cook the onions, carrots and celery in oil for 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.  Stir in the broth, potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

In a small bowl, combine flour and water until smooth; stir into vegetable mixture.  Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.  Stir in cabbage and peas.

For dumplings, in a small bowl, combine baking mix, carrots and parsley.  Stir in water until moistened.  Drop in 10 mounds onto simmering soup.  Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean (do NOT lift cover while simmering).  Garnish with cheese.            10 servings


(Recipe for Vegetable Soup with Dumplings came from


Lemony Chicken Noodle Soup

Lemony Chicken Noodle Soup

Lemony Chicken Noodle Soup

This isn’t Grandma’s Chicken soup, but it is comforting.  The lemon juice gives this easy soup enough zip to make it interesting.

             Bill Hillbrich                                                       St. Cloud, Minnesota


Lemony Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Lemony Chicken Noodle Soup

1 small onion, chopped

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 Tbsp. butter

¼ lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed

1 garlic clove, minced

2 cans (14 ½ oz. each chicken soup

1 medium carrot, cut into ¼ inch slices

¼ cup fresh or frozen peas

½ tsp. dried basil

2 cups uncooked medium egg noodles

1-2 Tbsp. lemon juice


In a small saucepan, sauté onion in oil and butter until tender.  Add chicken; cook and stir until chicken is lightly browned and meat is no longer pink.  Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.

Stir in the broth, carrot, peas and basil.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.  Add noodles.  Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until noodles are tender.  Stir in lemon juice.           2 servings


(Recipe for Lemony Chicken Noodles Soup came from


Shrimp Macaroni Salad

Shrimp Macaroni Salad

Shrimp Macaroni Salad

Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at


Whenever I attend a potluck or family gathering, I’m asked to make this salad, which has been a family secret for over 50 years.  My husband likes it as a main dish, served with garlic bread.

                      Barbara Robbins                                              Cave Junction, Oregon


Shrimp Macaroni Salad Recipe 

Shrimp Macaroni Salad

1 package (16 oz.) elbow macaroni

1 to 1 ½ pounds cooked small shrimp

1 package (16 oz.) frozen peas, thawed

7 to 8 celery ribs, finely chopped

1 small onion, finely chopped

Dressing:   1 ¾ cups mayonnaise

¾ cup French salad dressing

2 Tbsp. sugar

2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar

1 ½ to 2 ½ tsp. paprika

1 to 2 tsp. salt

1 to 2 tsp. garlic powder

1 to 2 tsp. pepper

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.  In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, shrimp, peas, celery and onion.

In another bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients.  Pour over salad and toss to coat.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving.                   16 servings

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