I like the plate method and do my best to eat by it and the carb exchange method, but I have to admit that I also enjoy one pot rice dishes such as
Yellow rice and chicken
Pepper steak rice stew
Stir fry rice
and many others.
When it comes to counting carbs, I struggle with these types dishes because it’s difficult to take apart the carbs from the protein because every spoon has a little protein and a lot of carbs.
Imagine, if you were eating Chicken Biranyi (the dish pictured below) how would you count carb? In this dish, there are chicken drumsticks, but in some dishes the chicken is de-boned and shredded…how do you properly account for the amount of protein?
These one pot rices dishes were very popular in my house but I avoided them because it’s hard to count carbs. However, this weekend I was craving my uncle’s yellow rice chicken and I made it. Sure enough it was a carb-counting/plate method nightmare… but SO YUMMY and DELICIOUS!!!
So, here’s my bottom line. I am looking for suggestions. Any advice? What’s your rule of thumb for one pot rice dishes or pasta casseroles?