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June 12, 2007

Heart-y Hamburger Stew

One of my favorite things to cook and eat is hamburger stew. I like regular beef stew too but there's just something about hamburger stew that I just love. Zippy's makes a pretty good hamburger curry too, though I've only had the pleasure of eating it a couple of times.

Stew doesn't really make for very good bento looking food, so I jazzed up my rice instead. If you're a little perplexed as to why I'd eat rice with my stew, that's what we eat stew with in Hawaii. "Stew rice" is what we call it, so original no? Or maybe I'm just a big dodo head and everyone eats stew with rice and I just didn't know about it.

I shaped my rice into two onigiri hearts to make me some "hearty" beef stew. Get it? Har har! The only ingredient in this stew that would cost points is the flour used to thicken it (and the rice obviously, but that's on the side). I don't count the hamburger because I used extra lean and WW counts extra lean hamburger as a Core food. How nice is that? So anyway, this is approximately a 3 point meal or so. There's no way I can finish all that stew in one sitting, so I'll probably split it into two smaller lunches to last me all day. I also packed cherries and strawberries, which I did not photo.

I weighed in at 132.2 yesterday and 132.0 this morning, which means my weight loss has hit 18 pounds!!! ^_^ I'd say 2.5 lbs weight loss in one week means I'm pretty good at staying on Core even without using the WW planner! All I do is give myself 5 points a day and that seems to work great.


Connie said...

Cute! I need to get some of those molds.

paperdollsuicidepact said...

did you just make regular onigri rice or did you change the recipe around at all for this? I use brown short-grain and have problems getting it to stay "bound" in a shape for this like this where it has to stay in a liquid...

Pikko said...

I just cooked regular short grain white rice for this. Brown is a lot drier so I'd imagine it would have a hard time keeping any shape.

Papaya said...

Oooh, I can't wait to get home and eat Chili Rice - only who KNOWS the points value of that!!!