This is a very quick and easy meal for us to make. It takes about 30 minutes from start to finish!
We do limit our intake of tomatoes, due to allergies and MSG reactions we can get from cooking tomatoes. If I do add tomatoes to a recipe, I will add the tomatoes last and then only cook for about 10 minutes at the most. I had to keep some Spaghetti Sauce warm one day for about 45 minutes when we had unexpected company. I ended up with a migraine from the FGA (free glutamic acids, better known as MSG) that developed from the overcooking of the tomatoes. Cooking foods that contain glutamic acids too long can free up the glutamatic acids to produce free glutamic acids (FGA or MSG). Yes, you are virtually producing MSG right in your pot! Mushrooms also contain glutamates, like tomatoes, so be careful not to cook them any longer than 10 minutes if you are sensitive to MSG.
I’ve learned all this information from the book Breaking the MSG Myth on msgmyth.com website. I highly recommend this book if you have any problems with MSG.
I love serving this pasta with a romaine lettuce salad!
Tinkyada Rice Spaghetti Noodles (2 bunches about the size of a quarter each)
3 Tbsp. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
3 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 free range chicken breast (uncooked), cut into small 1/2″ pieces (we buy free range chicken breasts at our health food store because there is no MSG- type solutions added)
1/2 – 3/4 cup chopped organic mushrooms
1/2 cup – 3/4 cup frozen organic peas (or any other vegetable, zucchini works well also)
1/2 cup homemade chicken broth (canned broth will contain MSG – even if it’s organic) or water
Real Salt (to taste)
In medium sauce pan add about 3 cups cold water and bring to a boil. Add rice spaghetti noodles, boil gently for 15 minutes.
At same time in large skillet heat olive oil and butter. Saute onion, garlic, and chicken until chicken is cooked. Add peas (or other vegetable) and mushrooms. Saute for 2 minutes, then add chicken broth or water. Add Real Salt to your taste.
When noodles have finished cooking, drain and add to chicken mixture. stir together, then serve. You can sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top when plated.