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Roasted Chicken and Pecan Rice

By September 10, 2012 December 8th, 2018 cauliflower, Christmas, main dish, side dish, Thanksgiving

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WILD RICE

Another question I am frequently asked is about wild rice. Yes, it is gluten-free, but for those with a damaged gut (leaky gut) or a damaged metabolism or anyone who wants to become keto-adapted, it is way too high in carbs. It is disturbing to find that 60% of adults never completely heal from celiac disease despite following a gluten-free diet.[53] It has been found that only 8% of adult patients with celiac disease eating a gluten-free diet reached “normalization,” where their intestines completely chickenrecovered. However, there is new research that may help people with celiac for good! Researcher Alessio Fasano, M.D. has been on the leading edge of recent autoimmune and celiac disease exploration. In 2011, he published a paper titled “Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Diseases” which presented a new theory that suggests prevention and reversal of autoimmune disease is possible.

Read more about healing autoimmune diseases and celiac in my new book Keto-Adapted.

We all know that sugar is bad, but we mistakenly believe complex carbohydrates are healthy and we need to eat them in abundance. BUT what if I told you that “Complex carbohydrates” and “Whole Grains” are just glucose molecules hooked together in a long chain; the digestive track breaks it down into glucose…also known as sugar. So a “complex carb” diet and a “sugary” diet are pretty much the same thing.

 

To watch a helpful video on how carbs become sugar, click HERE.

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PECAN “RICE:”
3 cups riced Cauliflower
2 TBS butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
2 TBS minced parsley
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt

“RICE”: Place the cauliflower heads into a food processor (click HERE to find the one I use), pulse until small pieces of ‘rice.’

In a pan, melt butter and mix in “riced” cauliflower and onions, fry until soft. When cauliflower is done, add pecans, parsley, basil, ginger, pepper and salt. Serve with chicken.

Nutritional Comparison (per cup):
Cauliflower “Rice” = 28 calories, 3 carbs, 1 fiber
White Rice = 242 calories, 53 carbs, 0 fiber

ROASTED CHICKEN:
1 (3 pound) whole chicken, giblets removed
Celtic sea salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup butter, divided
1 stalk celery, leaves removed

Additional herbs of your choice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place chicken in a roasting pan, and season generously inside and out with salt and pepper. Place 3 tablespoons butter and the onion in the chicken cavity. Arrange dollops of the remaining butter around the chicken’s exterior. Cut the celery into 3 or 4 pieces, and place in the chicken cavity.

Bake uncovered 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees F (82 degrees C). Remove from heat, and baste with melted butter and drippings. Cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest about 30 minutes before serving.

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Maria Emmerich

About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".

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