This is not a dish to be making if you arthritis is affecting your hands or arms a lot. I wouldn't attempt this on a bad day as there is quite a bit of chopping and stirring which can be difficult even with a food processor. Having said that, it's very quick to put together as well as being fantastically healthy so, if can give it a go, I promise you will enjoy it!
250g packet of cooked pilau rice (or 250g cooked left over rice with a tsp turmeric stirred in)
200g kale or other greens, coarsely chopped
1 large courgette, grated
1/2 onion, finely sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
200g smoked tofu or 1 fillet of cooked smoked haddock or smoked salmon trimmings
1 tablespoon of rapeseed or sunflower oil
1 tablespoon mild curry powder
2 tsp turmeric
Serves 3-4 as a light meal
Add the courgette, rice, tofu (or fish) and curry powder to the pan and give everything a good mix. Stir-fry for another 3-5 minutes until everything is piping hot.
Serve with lime wedges and minted yoghurt (raita or tzatziki are very nice).
Arthritis diet notes
This is a superb anti-inflammatory, arthritis diet friendly dish. The kale, onion and garlic all contain powerful inflammation fighting sulphur compounds. Kale is also a rich source of the bone strengthening vitamin K. Turmeric contains the phytochemical curcumin which lab studies have shown reduced inflammation and is a traditional aryuvedic remedy for arthritis. Finally, if you eat this with the smoked salmon you will get a healthy boost of joint-friendly omega 3 fatty acids or the tofu will supply phytoestrogens which may help prevent osteoporosis