Kale is so good for you. There are so many health benefits because it’s high in Vitamin K, fiber and iron. It is an anti-inflammatory food and high in antioxidants. So I was very excited to receive this healthy recipe from one of my favorite kickboxing instructors, Charil Lorenzo Daniels.
It’s very easy to make and it tastes DELICIOUS. I added some egg with mine for some added protein. If you have children you might want to omit the jalapeno.
Kale Fried Rice
1 bunch fresh kale
6 cups water
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon safflower oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 jalapeno or Serrano chile pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cups cooked brown rice, such as basmati or jasmine
2 tablespoons sake or white wine
2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
Rinse and drain kale; remove and discard stems. Combine water and salt in a large (5-quart) pot; bring to boiling. Add kale leaves to pot; return to boiling. Cook kale for 5 minutes. Drain and cool kale. Squeeze water from kale and coarsely chop; set aside.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add jalapeno and garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in kale; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add rice; cook and stir until heated through.
For sauce, in a small bowl stir together sake, tamari, sesame oil and maple syrup. Add sauce to skillet; bring to boiling and cook 2 to 3 minutes until sauce is absorbed. Stir in sesame seeds.
Serve with additional tamari and some sriracha sauce. A squeeze of lemon juice is another great addition to this fried rice dish.
Makes about 3 1/2 cups
Tip: Orange juice can be used in place of the sake or white wine.
Original recipe was posted here.