Meat-Free week is campaign here in Australia that runs from 24-30 September, 2018. In support of Bowel Cancer Australia, the whole premise is to encourage people to think about how much meat they are actually consuming, as there is strong clinical evidence supporting the fact that a diet high in meat can increase your risk of bowel cancer.
What does Bowel Cancer Australia recommend?
Keen to go meat-free and need some help getting creative in the kitchen? No meat doesn’t have to mean boring! This vegeterian, Asian-inspired fried rice recipe has the added bonus of gut-loving ingredients making it the perfect dish to try during Meat-Free Week and every week after that:
2 cups jasmine rice (or you can use quinoa) 1 tablespoon coconut oil
5 cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 cup kimchi (purchased or see page 141) 1 cup fresh peas (or thawed frozen peas) 1⁄2 cup tamari
2 spring onions, sliced on the diagonal
1. Cook the rice or quinoa according to the packet instructions and set aside to cool completely
2. Heat the coconut oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium heat and gently cook the ginger for 1 minute or until fragrant
3. Add the rice or quinoa, sesame oil, kimchi, peas and tamari and cook for 3 minutes or until heated through
4. Top with spring onion to serve
This recipe was supplied from Gemma Davis and Tracy Noelle’s cookbook The Compassionate Kitchen for Meat Free Week 2018. Visit meatfreeweek.org for more.