Posted by Aurelia in #dontworrybehealthy, #lofamosano, appetizers, finger food on 14 ottobre 2014
If you need a rummy & healthy appetizer to satisfy predinner hunger pangs or you’re hosting a party, this recipe is ideal. Just ready in 30 minutes or less and the emphasis is on delicious and healthy ingredients like fresh bell peppers and millet. The healthiest Way of Eating is eating for maximum nutrition and enjoyment. Bell peppers contains an impressive list of plant nutrients that are helpfull to prevent some diseases and health promoting properties. Early laboratory studies on experimental mammals suggest that capsaicin, contained in them, has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties. These, red or green, are rich source of vitamin-C. This vitamin is especially concentrated in red peppers at the highest levels. 100 g red peppers provides about 127.7 µg or about 213% of RDA of vitamin C (a potent water soluble antioxidant). It also contains good levels of vitamin-A and adequate levels of essential minerals. Some of the main minerals in it are iron, copper, zinc, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and selenium. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Selenium is an anti-oxidant micro-mineral that acts as a co-factor for enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Millet is more than just an interesting alternative to the more common grains. Our food ranking system qualified it as a good source of some very important nutrients, including copper, manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium.
Arancines: cooking millet according to package directions. In a large bowl combine the Millet with saffron (2 sachets) and 1 white egg. Let mixture sit for 10 minutes. Obtain some little balls (just bigger than a pingpong ball but not as big as a tennis ball) and put in the middle a little piece of scamorza cheese. You can roll each one in the extra bread crumbs. To make mine less calories, you can roll arancines in the oat bran. Place arancines on to the cookie sheet. Be sure the sides do not touch to ensure even cooking. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve with basil and peppers sauce.