Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Gluten Free Dinner: Asian Food Fusion Faux Bimbimbap

Photo Credit: Rex Roof Bimbimbap
Imagine that it's a hot summer night. You have leftover, browned ground turkey and last night's white rice. What can you do to amp up the nutrition, cut time in the kitchen and stay cool?

Photo Credit: Open Cage Bimbimbap
Blogger Shannon from Just as Delish displays a true Korean Bimbimbap recipe on her site.

Whereas, my recipe is a mix of what ingredients were on sale at Diablo Foods and some guidance from my sister, Sabrina, who is a healthier cook than I am.

Sabrina, my younger sis, is the first one to serve me a superior version of this gluten free dinner bowl.

Here's an easy gluten free dinner that I served him on Wednesday night:

Gluten Free Asian Food Dinner Bowl

pre-cooked brown or white rice
1/2 pound pre-cooked ground turkey
1/4 cup raw shredded carrots
1/3 English cucumber cut into matchsticks
1/4 cup rinsed mung bean sprouts

1/4 cup light soy sauce
2 TB powdered sugar

2 fried eggs
2 TB canola oil

Optional add-ins:
1/2 TB toasted sesame seeds
1 TB sliced green onion
1/4 tsp sesame oil
Photo Credit: Flickr Pen Waggener Bimbimbap
1/4 tsp crushed garlic

Step 1: Mix powdered sugar and soy sauce in a medium sized bowl.

Step 2: Reheat rice and cooked turkey in microwave.

Step 3: Fry the eggs in canola oil.

Step 4: Layer the rice and protein topped with raw veggies into a bowl.

Allow each diner to pour as much or as little sauce on top of  his/her serving.

Note: This can be made without turkey or eggs and substituted with plant protein such as tofu for vegan diets.

The result? The glory of texture! The contrast of hot and soft with cool and crisp! A delight for the eyes. Bright orange and fresh green! Elegant silver sprouts in a sweet dark sauce!

Photo Credit: Tyra Banks's Modelland
If you like sprouts solo, you might like Blogger Eating and Living's Mung Bean Sprouts recipe. Comment below to tell me your favorite gluten free dinner in the summer.

In Tyra Banks's Modelland, this is what would appear in Eatz for me! I'm reading this book, Modelland, for summer. Banks's characters may prefer pomegranate juice-drenched oysters or neverending whipped cream but I'd ask for this gluten free dinner every day, three times a day.