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Interesting Mother’s Day Special Recipes using Canola Oil

Canola Oil
All that we are or we want to be, we owe it to our mothers. She is the one who stands by her children in any situation, at any point of life. While we ought to treat our mum special everyday, Mother’s Day is the one-day of the year to go above and beyond to show just how immense our love is for her. We believe that the little tokens of appreciation go just as far as the grandest of gestures.
             As Mother’s day is round the corner, why not do something for her that she does everyday for everyone. She cooks for the family , keeping in mind the health of each and every member. She makes sure that her family gets the best of everything, from food to health. This Mother’s day, why not cook something tasty and healthy for her as a token of love and appreciation for everything she does for us.
                 Managing taste and health together is a difficult task, but one made easier with the help of good recipes and the right ingredients, such as canola oil. This oil can be used for deep-frying, sautéing, baking and more. Canola oil has a high heat tolerance, light texture, light colour and neutral flavour. It also happens to be one of the healthiest oils, which helps keep saturated (bad) fat to a minimum in traditionally rich dishes and reduces their impact on heart health.
Following are a couple of recipes which you can try at home using Canola oil and pamper your mom this Mother’s Day.
Canola Oil
Whole Grain Apple Oven Pancake
Recipe Courtesy: Canolainfo
• 1 large Golden Delicious apple, unpeeled, sliced into 1/8-inch (3-mm) pieces
• 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 15 mL
• 2 Tbsp packed light brown sugar, divided 30 mL
• 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon .5 mL
• 4 large eggs
• 3/4 cup nonfat milk 175 mL
• 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
• 1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
• 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 75 mL
• 1/3 cup whole-grain pastry flour or regular whole-grain flour 75 mL
• 2 Tbsp canola oil 30 mL
• 3 Tbsp maple syrup 45 mL INSTRUCTIONS
• Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 400 °F (200 °C).
• In medium bowl, toss apple slices with lemon juice, 1 Tbsp (15 mL) each of brown sugar and cinnamon.
• In large bowl, beat eggs with electric hand mixer on high speed until frothy. Add milk, remaining 1 Tbsp (15 mL) sugar, vanilla and salt, and mix on low speed to combine. Sprinkle in flours and continue to mix on low until just combined.
• In 12-inch (30-cm) cast iron or oven-proof, nonstick skillet, heat canola oil in over medium heat. Add apple slices and cook until softened while still retaining their shape, about 5 minutes. In skillet, arrange apple slices in single layer and pour batter evenly over them. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until pancake is set and golden brown, about 20 minutes. Cut into eight wedges. Serve drizzled with maple syrup.
• Tip: Make the batter up to a day ahead for less fuss on the day of serving
Canola Oil
Latin Fiesta Rice
Recipe Courtesy: Canolainfo
• 8 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth 1.75 L
• 2 cups wild rice 500 mL
• 1 tsp salt 5 mL
• 2 Tbsp canola oil 30 mL
• 1 medium white onion, chopped
• 1 cup diced red bell peppers 250 mL
• 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 125 mL
• 1/2 cup golden raisins 125 mL
• 1/4 cup finely diced parsley 60 mL
• In large saucepan, bring chicken or vegetable broth to a boil, then stir in wild rice and salt. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 40-45 minutes or just until kernels puff open. Uncover and fluff with fork and simmer additional 5 minutes. Drain any excess liquid.
• In large serving bowl, place cooked rice and set aside to cool.
• In large sauté pan, heat canola oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes or until translucent.
• Add peppers, walnuts and raisins. Cook until lightly browned and fragrant.
• Add sautéed mixture and fresh parsley to wild rice. Stir to combine and serve warm.

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