Chicken kale quinoa rice

I don’t feel that well today. I woke up without enough sleep. I knew I had chicken in the refrigerator and there was kale quinoa rice too. It was a simple decision without any need for thought for the rest of the day. I could attend meetings and work without thinking about meal preparation.

I also wrote today a short post remembering the Bali bombings in 2002 and three of my closest friends who are all connected with the event. This is a time of year when I ponder the meaning of life. I hope for peace knowing the reality is so fragile.

Chicken kale quinoa rice
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: [url href=”” target=”_blank”]Gary Lum[/url]
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Serves: 1
  • Skinless chicken thigh pieces (2)
  • Lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • Kale (3 stems)
  • Quinoa rice (1 packet from Coles)
  • Fried onions (100 grams)
  • Coconut milk (low fat, 2 tablespoons)
  • Spring onions (1 tablespoon)
  • Basil (shredded, 1 tablespoon)
  1. Cooked the chicken in foil with lemon zest for 45 minutes at 150 °C
  2. Wilt the kale in a frying pan with some oil
  3. Cook the quinoa rice in the microwave as per instructions
  4. Add the rice to the kale
  5. Add the coconut milk
  6. Add the fried shallots
  7. Cut the cooked chicken into strips
  8. Add the chicken to the kale quinoa rice
  9. Mix everything together and plate up
  10. Garnish with basil and spring onion
  11. Shoot a photograph
  12. Prepare a timelapse video while eating
  13. Wash the dishes
  14. Write the recipe
  15. Blog (verb)
Humpday dinner. Chicken with kale quinoa rice.
Humpday dinner. Chicken with kale quinoa rice.

I forgot to add that I used the last of the pickled onions that I made on Sunday.

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I’m really impressed with the ability of YouTube to enhance iPhone timelapse videos. I accidentally shot this video in portrait mode rather than landscape. It looked stupid. With the magic of YouTube it was rotated into landscape mode and looks reasonable. I received a nice comment from an Australian blogging legend, viz., Lorraine Elliott from Not Quite Nigella. She mentioned her husband also likes to capture videos of himself eating. I’m in good company 

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