As Heart Health Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to share with you some simple recipes to keep your heart happy and your taste buds satisfied throughout the year.
Red Beans and Rice (Serves 4)
- 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 clove garlic, chopped OR
- 2 teaspoons jarred, minced garlic
- 1 (15.5 oz.) canned, low-sodium or no-salt-added kidney beans (red beans, black beans, pinto beans or black eyes peas can be substituted for kidney beans) drained, rinsed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt-free Cajun seasoning
- 1/2 small white onion, thinly slice OR
- 4 scallions, sliced
- 4 large ears of corn (on the cob)
- Pepper and butter or margarine
Prep Time: 10 min. | Cook Time: 15 min. | Total Time: 25 min.
Red Beans and Rice
- Cook rice as directed on package.
- As rice cooks, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook two minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add beans, seasoning and pepper. Cook until heated through, 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add rice to bean mixture.
Corn on the Cob
- Remove the husks, pull off the silky threads and cut out any blemishes with a pointed knife.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add corn, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Drain and cut into halves, if desired.
- Season to taste with butter or margarine and pepper.
Serve together for a delicious, heart-healthy meal.
Recipe originally posted by the American Heart Association, Red Beans and Rice with Corn on the Cob.
Regal Salmon Fresh Cuts Black Bean Stir-Fry (Serves 2)
- 275g packet Regal Salmon Fresh Stir-fry pieces
- 2 tablespoons black bean sauce
- Tick approved oil, light spray
- 1 carrot, cut into thin strips
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
- 100g sugar snap peas, cut into thin strips
- 1/4 cup black beans, canned, rinsed and drained
- 1/4 cup bamboo shoots, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup mung bean sprouts
- 1 cup rice noodles
Prep Time: 5 min. | Cook Time: 20 min. | Total Time: 25 min.
- Drizzle salmon pieces with black bean sauce, and leave to marinate for 10 minutes.
- Spray Tick approved oil in wok over high heat. Place salmon pieces in wok with skin-side down. Cook until skin is crispy. Turn over salmon pieces to quickly cook the other side. Remove salmon and set aside.
- Spray Tick approved oil and add carrots, broccoli, red capsicum, sugar snap peas, black beans and bamboo shoots.
- Cook until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Add sprouts and return salmon to pan. Toss carefully to mix.
- Serve on top of rice noodles.
An Asian recipe that will keep your heart happy.
Recipes originally posted by the Heart Foundation, Regal Salmon Fresh Cuts Black Bean Stir Fry.
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