HCG Phase 2 Recipe – Dirty Rice With Coconut Aminos
This has to be one of my favorites, Dirty Rice with Coconut Aminos whilst on P2… I could have this every single day but I don’t just encase, like to mix it up bit, I’m bit of a chicken and think if I have it everyday it will create a stall or gain.I will actually make this for the family when I’m on P3, adding in lots of other veg and proteins, it’s that good.
The original recipe I came across was on Pinterest and it was made as a curry with chicken mince. I first made this version and it is super good but I’d heard of people using Coconut Aminos during P2 as a Soy Sauce alternative. It intrigued me so I hunted high and low in NZ for it and finally found it in one health food shops for $30NZD a bottle… I hummed and hawed whether to buy it due to the cost… My rational of I’m not buying junk food kicked in and so I brought it. (shh don’t tell the other half).
- 100g very lean beef/mince
- 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
- 3 cups of finely chopped cabbage – I do mine in a food processor and grind it way down. (size of a rice grain)
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 lemon
- 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Aminos (or to taste) (this isn’t in original protocol so could cause a stall or gain, I use it as a seasoning) If you don’t want to use it add curry powder or any other flavorings to suit your taste. Recipe is really adaptable.
- 1/4 lemon’s juice.
- Salt and Pepper to taste. (you might not want any salt with the Coconut Aminos)
- 1/2 cup water
- Dry fry the beef and Garlic
- Add the cabbage and stir fry until it starts to stick to bottom pan.
- Add in the spices, salt, pepper and Coconut Aminos.
- Dry fry for a second or two then add in the 1/2 cup of water.
- Cook until it reaches your desired dryness – I usually do mine for about 10 minutes I think.
- Add the Lemon Juice and serve.
- Nice hot or cold.
Why Coconut Aminos?
- No MSG
- 65% less sodium than Soy Sauce
- Soy-free Seasoning
Here’s the bottle extract –
The Coconut Secret Story
When both our parents learned they were diabetic, my brother and I were deeply inspired to search the world for pure, raw, truly delicious, low glycemic foods. We were rewarded and blessed beyond our expectations, in our discovery of the traditional products made from the sap of the wondrous coconut tree. It is our great joy to be able to share with you the gifts of these exceptional ingredients. —Leslie and Randy
Health Secrets of Coconut Aminos
When the coconut tree is tapped it produces a highly nutrient-rich “sap” that exudes from the coconut blossoms. This sap is very low glycemic, an abundant source of 17 amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and has a nearly neutral pH. A comparison between coconut tree sap and soy, shows that coconut sap contains 2-14 times the amino acid content of soy.
Our organic, Coconut Aminos made from this pure sap, is naturally aged with sun-dried, mineral-rich sea salt, that is hand gathered from pristine waters near the southern islands of the Philippine coast, and contains only 113 mg of sodium per teaspoon.
It does taste different to Soy sauce, sweeter and yum! I’ll be using it for Beef Jerk my next batch I make. Now I just need to source it a lot cheaper than $30 a bottle here in NZ!