We all know I have a love for brussels sprouts. A strange love that most people don’t understand. And if you didn’t fall in love with them after my last recipe, this one just might do the trick.
I was inspired by a new Vietnamese restaurant in Charleston. The first time I went there, they had seasonal fall vegetables, which included brussels sprouts, served with Asian spices. It was so surprisingly good. And because we have a big farm to table, seasonal food movement in Charleston, they didn’t have it the next time I went. So when I grabbed some brussels sprouts at the store and realized I only had brown rice to go with them. I thought I would give it a try. And luckily (minus the rice cooking time, although I think I used precooked, frozen rice on this one) it only takes a few minutes to cook. It simple, fast, and tastes gourmet.
Asian Inspired Brussels Sprouts:
Makes approximately 2 servings
10-15 Brussels sprouts or 1 package of Brussels sprouts
2 servings of brown rice, cooked
1 tbsp Gluten-Free Tamari or Soy Sauce
2 tsp Agave (or honey if you prefer)
1-2 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1-2 tsp Sesame Seeds
Sriracha Hot Sauce to drizzle
Heat toasted sesame oil on medium-high in a large pan. Slice brussels in half and add to pan. Cook for 2 minutes and flip them to get both sides cooked. Add tamari, agave, garlic powder, and sesame seeds to the pan. Stir together until cooked through, but not soft. Add rice to a bowl and top with brussels sprouts. Drizzle with sriracha and a maybe a little more tamari.
Eat and discover how much you actually DO like Brussels sprouts!
Sometimes, we have to let go of our beliefs about what we do and don’t like and try something new. And sometimes, this change everything 🙂
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