Going gluten-free may be an overwhelming experience when you first start out, but once you become accustomed to dining on gluten-free dishes, you’ll realize the many health benefits of living a gluten-free lifestyle. Being gluten-free means avoiding all grains and foods that contain wheat, rye, barley, and sometimes oats. This means you might have to change how you grocery shop and cook, but the end result is worth it! Some of the foods that are naturally gluten-free include fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, meats, poultry, fish, and dairy products. There are also a number of delicious gluten-free grains, such as quinoa, rice, buckwheat, and millet. Eating gluten-free can help reduce inflammation, ease digestive issues, and improve overall health. Plus, avoiding gluten can help you eat a more balanced and nutritious diet full of whole, unprocessed foods.
Try this as your next healthier meal option to serve up for you and your loved ones:
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 small onion, diced
1 small carrot, diced
1 rib celery, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
4 cups cooked white rice
3 tablespoons GF soy sauce, use tamari for a soy free option
1 teaspoon sriracha
1/2 cup frozen peas
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
2. Stir in garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute.
3. Add cooked rice, soy sauce, and sriracha. Stir to combine. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
4. Stir in peas and cook for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Serve warm. Enjoy!