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Stewed rice with capsicum, carrot and tempeh
For those who comes back after a hard day's work or for those who is alone and just want an easy and quick meal, this dish is simple and very fast to prepare and very nutritious tool.

Ingredients:

1 plate of cooked rice
1 pc tempeh cut into cubes
1 organic carrot cut into wedges
1 capsicum cut into wedges
1 small pc ginger cut into slices
1 small pc black fungus cut into small pieces
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil

Method:

Fry ginger slices for a few seconds and then add in black fungus and fry for another 2 minutes. Add in capsicum. carrot and tempeh and rice and finally add in half a cup of water and bring to boil. Simmer further for another 3 minutes.

Health benefits of tempeh

  1. High fiber content - One serving of tempeh contains more fiber than most peoples consume in one day. Fiber is essential for a healthy digestive tract as well as preventing many chronic diseases.
  2. Tempeh is easy to digest - Tempeh is a great choice for people who have difficulty digesting plant-based high-protein foods like beans and legumes or soy foods such as tofu. The process of fermentation makes the soybeans softer, since enzymes produced by the mould predigests a large portion of the basic nutrients. The Rhizopus moulds produce an enzyme phytase which breaks down phytates, thereby increasing the absorption of minerals such as zinc, iron and calcium.
    The fermentation process greatly reduces the oligosaccharides that make beans hard to digest for some people. Studies have shown tempeh to be essentially non-flatulent and producing no more gas than non-legume food.
  3. Ideal for people on low sodium diets - Unlike other fermented soy products, like miso which is very salty, tempeh is extremely low in sodium.
  4. Contains natural antibiotics - Rhizopus moulds produce natural, heat-stable antibiotic agents against some disease-causing organisms. Indonesians who eat tempeh as a regular part of their diet recognize it as a medicine for dysentery and rarely fall victim to the intestinal diseases to which they are constantly exposed.
  5. Good for diabetic patients - The protein in tempeh is excellent for diabetic patients, who tend to have problems with animal sources of protein. The protein and fiber in tempeh can also prevent high blood sugar levels and help in keeping blood sugar levels under control.




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posted on: Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 4:21 AM

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