• Rainbow Rice Bowl with Crab + Awesome Cooking Giveaway

    January 29, 2016

    Thank you Louis Kemp for sponsoring this post! While this was a sponsored opportunity from Louis Kemp, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.

    Hi, friends!

    As you probably remember, I’m a tad obsessed with rice bowls lately. They’re easy to make, delicious, and totally customizeable, which means I add all sorts of nutritious (and fun!) ingredients to them, so I’m never bored with the same old, same old.

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    However, now that I’m consuming less meat in my diet, I’m always trying to find new and exciting ways to add protein to my rice bowls. I typically rely on beans, edamame, nuts, and more beans, so I was really happy when Louis Kemp reached out to me about their Louis Kemp Crab Delights® products.

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    As soon as I checked out the nutritional info on their Crab Delights Flake Style, I knew it would be a perfect (and super easy) addition to my beloved rice bowls. One serving has 70 calories and 6 grams of protein. It’s also high in omega-3s. Awesome.

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    All of the Crab Delights products (there’s even a Sriracha flavor!) are made with premium wild Alaska pollock. They’re packaged as an easy, ready-to-eat alternative to crabmeat and other shellfish, so I quickly realized that I could turn my favorite salads, sandwiches, and pasta into special seafood dishes. Yay! I loved this new protein option, so it wasn’t long until the Rainbow Rice Bowl was born!

    Rainbow Rice Bowl with Crab

    Ingredients:

    • 2 cups cooked brown rice
    • 8 ounces Louis Kemp Crab Delights Flake Style
    • 1/4 cup finely diced red and yellow bell peppers
    • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
    • 1/4 cup peas
    • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
    • 1.5 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
    • 1.5 tbsp honey
    • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tsp honey mustard
    • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

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    Directions:

    In a small bowl, make the dressing by whisking together the soy sauce, honey, olive oil, and mustard.

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    Then, in a large mixing bowl, combine brown rice, peppers, onions peas, and carrots.

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    Next, break apart the Crab Delights Flake Style using your fingers or cut diagonally with a knife to flake apart naturally; add to the mixing bowl.

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    Finally, pour the dressing into the bowl and combine well with the other ingredients.

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    Divide the rice between two bowls and serve!

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    Recipe makes 2 servings.

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    Giveaway time! Here’s your chance to win the fabulous prize pack below!

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    To enter: Click over to the Louis Kemp Facebook page and vote for my recipe! (Many thanks in advance!) Then, leave a comment on this post about your favorite quick and easy way to add protein to your meals. I will pick a winner on February 1st.

    Good luck!

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    { 47 comments… read them below or add one }

    jessica w January 30, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    I love adding shredded chicken to my dishes

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    Lisa @ Lisa Living Well January 30, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    I usually add beans to meals because I’m a vegetarian! I voted over on the Facebook page. Good luck!

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    Katie M January 30, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    I’m a vegetarian, so I’m always adding beans or tempeh to my dishes for a quick and healthy dose of protein. I voted for your rice dish. Good luck!

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    Kristin B. January 30, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    My favorite way to add protein to my meals is to throw in a handful of chunked or shredded chicken to anything (salads, bowls, dips, sauces, etc.). I make a bunch in my crock pot at the beginning of the week (by just cooking the chicken in the broth until it’s soft and moist) and then I have it available all week. So easy!

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    Stefanie January 30, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    I like beans when I need vegetarian options, or I add canned tuna!

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    Ella January 30, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    oh man. As pretty as this dish is, I SO object to fake crab!! Growing up in the Pacific Northwest we would go crabbing and eat the fresh crabs that same day. I’m insulted on the behalf of real crabs whenever I see imitation crab meat.

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    Kristen January 31, 2016 at 1:27 am

    I generally like to add grilled chicken to dishes for protein.

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    Noel January 31, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Chickpeas or lentils

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    Emily S January 31, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I love imitation crab! I make Crab salad all the time and toast it on an English muffin. A little Mayo, olives, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, dill and a little cheddar cheese. It’s amazing and so filling! Go Crab! Cheese adds a little protein too!

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    Victoria January 31, 2016 at 9:01 am

    I find adding lentils to dinner keeps me full much longer!

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    Darbi January 31, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I always have hard boiled eggs on hand and will add one to any meal!

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    Haley M January 31, 2016 at 10:40 am

    We love to make an easy fried rice with leftover roasted chicken and eggs! Of course I’m a fan of nut butters too! Voted on fb 😀

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    manda January 31, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I like to add egg to dishes. Quick protein and adds richness to food. I voted.

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    Ake January 31, 2016 at 11:57 am

    A straight block of tofu does the trick.

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    Michelle Takemoto January 31, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    I love adding peanut butter to my oatmeal.

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    Haley January 31, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    I love adding Hummus to a meal filled with Veggies to add some protein to the mix!

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    Heather January 31, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    i like to add an egg or a heavy shake of nutritional yeast!

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    Brenda Haines January 31, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    I like to add peanut butter to recipes for extra protein. Thank you so much for this chance!! Amazing!

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    Amy L January 31, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    I voted for your recipe on FB (Amy Masters Leach)
    I like to use turkey Italian sausage to add flavorful protein to meals. I add it to pasta sauce and use it in place of ground beef in lasagna, meatloaf, casseroles.

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    Rebecca January 31, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Love adding eggs to whatever I’m having to add protein!

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    Nelly B January 31, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    I like to add meat and veggies for extra protein . Spinach is also I quick add in to pretty much anything

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    Bethany January 31, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I love adding hummus to recipes or to sides for added protein.

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    judith January 31, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    i love adding hemp hearts

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    christine January 31, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    an easy protein add for me is beans. it helps that they are budget friendly too.

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    Sarah O January 31, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I add chicken to add protein. It goes with everything and is so easy to add to most dishes.

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    Sandi January 31, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Can’t wait to try this! Looks so delicious! I used to get extra protein by eating more peanut butter now I am adding quinoa.

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    Kaleigh January 31, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    I love adding edamame and almonds to salads, as well as hard boiled eggs! I’ve been making the peanut butter balls you posted not too long ago and those have become a go-to snack for both me and my almost 2-year-old!! Thanks!

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    Madeline February 1, 2016 at 12:42 am

    I like adding eggs to dish, such as a fried egg with pasta or rice or on top of a salad!

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    Lauren February 1, 2016 at 6:29 am

    I like adding beans, hardboiled eggs or lentils to get my protein!

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    Colleen February 1, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Do you know if Louis Kemp has any frozen products? My body can’t handle the histamine in hermetically sealed and canned meats. boo! But voted for your recipe and will definitely try it, looks yummy! The soup didn’t look too shabby either!

    Good ole fresh meat is my preferred protein choice! I’m thinking I need to give lentils another try considering all the prior posts….

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    Amanda Boyd February 1, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I love putting some protein powder in my oatmeal!

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    Stephanie February 1, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Eggs and beans do the trick for me!

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    Gary s February 1, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Easiest way for me is to add an egg hard boiled or scramble

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    Jill B February 1, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Looks like your recipe is killing it in the challenge on FB! My favorite way to add protein is to add a hard boiled egg to my salad. Makes it a little creamy so I don’t have to use as much salad dressing plus has 17 grams of protein!

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    Annie Atherton February 1, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    @Jill B: 17 grams of protein in a hard boiled egg? Is that a typo or are you using ostrich eggs?

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    Annie Atherton February 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I usually eat “zone” so when I’m desperate to get the right amount of protein, I just go with a string cheese or cottage cheese!

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    Megan A. February 1, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    I like to use beans to add protein to my meals. My husband and I cook a batch of dried mixed beans in the rice cooker each week and then we add them to salads, tacos, eggs, etc.

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    Christa Nelson February 1, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    I love adding beans to my meals. Salads, rice bowls, soups, as a side, etc. Since you love Trader Joe’s so much you should try this soup recipe with their ingredients: (recipe from Trader Joe’s originally)
    1 box Latin Style Black Bean Soup
    2 cans of Cuban style black beans(or regular, I just like the spice)
    1 can kidney beans
    1 can garbanzo beans
    1 cup frozen corn

    Heat in pot on stove until warm and serve with dollop of sour cream and handful of chopped cilantro. Can use any bean combo you prefer, I usually use what I have on hand.
    Enjoy!

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    Cathy February 1, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Almond butter is my go-to for protein.

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    Hillary G February 1, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    I voted for you!

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    beckie February 1, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Voted for your recipe!

    Its sad but I tend to add peanut butter when in need of protein. Not the best option but my work has free PB containers (1 Tbsp serving) and I can’t stop myself sometimes.

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    Annamarie V February 1, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    I voted, my quickest way to add protein is to buy single serve fish in the freezer section at Costco.

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    Kristen S. White February 2, 2016 at 3:29 am

    In rice bowls, especially, I like to ward a fresh egg — scrambled or over easy. Going to try this recipe as a fried rice dish. Thanks for the flavorful idea!

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    theresa krier February 3, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    I use a lot of beans, eggs & cheese in my recipes, lovely recipe, thanks. I voted

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    Lauren February 3, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    I like to use beans for added protein!

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    Dorota | HappyForks.com February 5, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Good source of protein and omega-3 are nuts. Certainly walnuts are the best. 100g of walnuts provides 9g of omega-3. It meat that we need to eat 16,5g walnuts to cover our daily requirement for omega-3. Isn’t that marvellous?

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    Mary McNamara March 6, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    My son loves sushi and wants to learn how to make it himself. Love it when kids want to cook.

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