Marathon time is here and we all know it’s wise to get some extra carbs in before race day. What this doesn’t mean is you have to stuff your face with piles of white pasta that you’re not used to and barely anything else (which is the “advice” I’ve seen dotted round the internet).
Here’s a carb-heavy simple recipe. Along with some bread on the side, perhaps not the white bread pictured 🙂 it makes for a nutritious meal leading up to race day.
- 2 chicken breasts (free range)
- Several decent sized potatoes
- Servings of rice (2-3 people)
- 1 Courgette
- 2 carrots
- 1 large onion
- 2 sticks of celery
- Large clove of garlic
- 1 Lemon
- Bay leaves
- Cut the chicken into small chunks and fry in a small amount of oil until lightly cooked.
- Meanwhile chop the potatoes, courgette, celery, carrots, onion and garlic and place into a large pot along with a few bay leaves
- Add the cooked chicken and just about cover with water and add salt/pepper to taste.
- Bring to the boil and then simmer for around 45 minutes.
- Add the rice and squeeze of lemon and simmer for another 10 minutes until the rice is cooked. This should have absorbed much of the water giving a thicker texture.
- Serve in a bowl along with bread and another squeeze of lemon.
I generally make this, eat it, then look over and see a lemon on the worktop that I’ve forgotten. As a reminder, here is a picture of a lemon.