|List of Ingredients|
Flax is an
oil-rich seed. The seeds of flax are tiny, smooth and flat, and range in
color from light to reddish brown.
People have eaten flaxseed since
ancient times. Flaxseed has a pleasant, nutty flavor and can be added to
breads, muffins and cookies for appearance and food value as well as the
Several studies confirm that flaxseed can
be a cholesterol-lowering agent like oat bran because of its soluble
fiber. By containing both omega-3 fatty acids and soluble fiber, flaxseed
contains two ingredients that favor healthy blood lipid patterns.
Although about 41 per cent
of flaxseed is oil, more than 70 per cent of that fat is polyunsaturated.
Flaxseed's unique feature is the high ratio of alpha-linolenic acid (an
omega-3 fatty acid) to linoleic (omega-6 fatty acids).
These two essential
acids cannot be manufacture by the body and so must be eaten as part
of the diet. Flaxseed contains so much of the essential omega-3
fatty acids underscores why flaxseed has so many unique health benefits.
Flax Fried Rice
1 c long
grain brown rice
2 c water
½ t. sea salt
2 t. canola oil
3 eggs, beaten well
½ c diced cooked ham
¾ c frozen mixed vegetables thawed (corn, carrots and peas)
2 green onion cut in ¼”
2 t. soy sauce
½ t. sesame oil
¼ c flax seed, brown or
saucepan, bring water and salt to boil,
add rice and bring back to boil, stirring with a fork.
Toast flax seed by
spreading out in small metal pan. Bake
at 350ºF for 3-5 minutes. Stir
while toasting. Seeds
will continue to cook after removal from oven.
Reduce heat, cover, simmer slowly 20 min. Remove lid, allow steam to
escape, Fluff rice with fork.
Cool and cover, refrigerate overnight.
In large skillet, over medium heat, heat canola oil. Add egg and fry til half cooked.
Add rice, breaking up lumps, stirring quickly to coat rice.
Reduce heat to low and add ham, vegetables and green onions.
Cook turning rice mixture gently and frequently, about 4 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cover and cook 3 more minutes.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Percent values are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Your daily values may differ.|
59.1% of calories from Fat
26% from Carbohydrates
15% from Protein