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Jeweled Rice with Orange Ginger Cod

This jeweled rice is truly a jewel of a recipe! It is so easy to make and so delicious.

Ingredients for your luteal phase: brown rice, cod, garlic, onion, apples, butternut squash, and raisins. During the luteal phase, you want to focus on fiber-rich foods to support the large intestine in flushing out excess estrogen and consume nutrient-dense food as your body's metabolism naturally speeds up.

Brown rice is a slow-burning carbohydrate which is a great addition to your diet in the luteal phase when your metabolism naturally speeds up so you may find yourself getting hungrier faster. It also will boost your mood and energy levels, which many women find themselves lacking as they get closer to their menstrual phase.

We’re making cod for luteal because it’s high in protein and contains high levels of iodine which helps with thyroid function. It also contains high levels of omega-3s which boosts mood, busts stress, is anti-inflamatory, and aids in progesterone production.

Onions are one of the easiest ingredients to add to a luteal phase recipe! They are high in antioxidants, help regulate blood sugar levels, and are a great source of manganese and potassium.

Garlic is filled with anti-inflammatory properties, and studies actually show that the consumption of garlic helps significantly reduce premenstrual symptoms with a confidence interval of 95%!

Apples are a great way to hydrate yourself through food, which is especially important during the luteal phase when you might experience bloating or puffiness. They are also rich in vitamin B which aids progesterone production.

Squash is a slow-burning, complex carbohydrate, which is a great addition to your diet in the luteal phase when your metabolism naturally speeds up so you may find yourself getting hungrier faster. It is also rich in calcium which helps reduce PMS symptoms, and high in vitamin B which aids progesterone production

Raisins contain anti-inflammatory properties that can help alleviate bloating symptoms during the luteal phase. They also can aid digestion and reduce stomach issues.


Jeweled Rice with Orange Ginger Cod

Serves: 1 Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes



Jeweled Rice

  • 1/2 cup white onion

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1/2 cup apples

  • 1/2 cup butternut squash

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp ground ginger

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/8 cup orange juice

  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock

  • 1/4 cup brown rice, rinsed

  • 1 tbsp raisins

  • 1/2 tbsps walnuts

  • 1/2 tbsp mint


  • 1 cod filet

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp orange juice

  • 1/2 orange zested

  • Pepper to taste


1. Start by marinading the cod. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and cover the cod completely. Set aside

2. Heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium high heat in a large, deep pan. Add in your onion and sauté for 3-4 min. Then add in your garlic and sauté for 1 more minute

3. Reduce heat to medium. Add apples and butternut squash and mix. Let it cook for 3 more minutes. Then add the seasonings and let it toast for 1 more minute

4. Add in the orange juice and vegetable stock. Turn the heat to high until it boils. Add rinsed brown rice. Lower heat to a simmer and cover. Let cook for 40 min

5. With 10 minutes to spare, start preparing your cod. In a small pan over medium high heat, cook your cod for 4 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked

6. Once the rice is ready, remove the lid and add in mint, walnuts, and raisins. Mix together

7. Serve rice with cod and enjoy!


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