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Immune-boosting recipe : Fried rice with Burdock root & Turmeric

I hope everyone is staying healthy during this COVID-19 pandemic.

I have been eating a lot of immune-boosting nutritious foods to maintain optimal health, both physically and psychologically. I would like to introduce one of my favorite recipes: "Fried rice with burdock root and turmeric." I used burdock root because I love it! Burdock root is a very popular vegetable in Japan. It is called "gobo" in Japanese. It is high in fiber and has anti-inflammatory, anti-virus, and anti-cancer effects. It also purifies our blood. Also, it is a natural diuretic, so if you are dehydrated, please do not drink too much burdock tea.

I often use burdock roots - please find another recipe here.

<Servings: 2>


3 cups cooked brown rice (or white rice)

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp minced ginger

3/4 cup burdock roots, minced

1/4 cup carrot, minced 2 cups baby spinach 1/4 cup green scallions, chopped

1 tsp soy sauce or tamari shoyu 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 - 1 tsp curry powder Olive oil Salt & white pepper


1. Heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add burdock roots and season with salt and white pepper, stir-frying for 1 minute. Add carrot and cook for a few minutes.

2. Add spinach and a bit of salt and stir-fry for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the soy sauce, 1 Tablespoon of olive oil, and brown rice and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add turmeric powder and curry powder and mix well.

3. Add green scallion and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Posted on April 3rd, 2020

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