Serves

1 person

Time

30 mins

Ingredients A

1 tbsp black beans
1/4 cup brown rice, raw
30g red bell pepper, shredded
2 pieces ladies fingers
Cranberries / raspberries (for garnish)
Olive oil

Ingredients B

20g black fungus, shredded
20g parsley and carrots
1 piece taupok
20g soft tofu
5g
lotus root powder
5g
corn starch

Method

  1. Cook the brown rice after soaking it overnight.
  2. Fry the cooked brown rice with black beans, shredded red bell pepper, and olive oil.
  3. Mix all of ingredients B together, add salt and pepper sparingly.
  4. Stuff the mixture into the ladies fingers and steam for a few minutes.
  5. Garnish the fried rice with cranberries or raspberries and serve.

How this recipe helps your kidney: 

From a traditional Chinese medicine point of view:

Black beans and black fungus
According to traditional Chinese medicine, black is linked to kidney function. The black beans and black fungus are used to improve kidney function and promote blood circulation.

Ladies fingers
These also help to enhance the kidney’s performance. These foods help balance the excessive “ying” in the body (especially in the kidney).

From a western point of view: 

Red bell pepper
The red bell pepper is a superfood that’s low in potassium, making it very suitable for patients suffering from kidney disease. In addition, they add colour and flavour to any dish, while packing generous portions of vitamins A, C, B6, folic acid, and fibre.

Olive oil
The olive oil used to prepare the rice has anti-oxidative properties that reduce the chances of getting an inflammation.

Cranberries
These are great for preventing urinary tract infection, because they make urine more acidic and help keep bacteria from attaching to the inside of the bladder.

 

Shopping tip: If you can’t locate some of the ingredients, you’ll be sure to find them at Green Meadow.

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Rpa-Holistic Wellness Academy This recipe was contributed by RPA Holistic Wellness Academy, which offers health and nutrition courses, workshops, and classes up to degree level. It is part of an integrated holistic wellness cluster which includes an organic café, an organic health shop, a natural therapeutic spa, a traditional Chinese medicine clinic, as well as a holistic nutrition consultation centre. Check out www.rpaholistic.com for more information.
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