Grilled Cheese Rye Ingredients:
- 4 slices dark rye bread
- 12 ounce Swiss cheese slices, low sodium
- 4 teaspoons butter
- ¼ cup heated and drained sauerkraut, optional
Grilled Rye Bread Cooking Method:
- Spread one side of all the bread slices with butter and place the butter side down on a hot frying pan. Adjust the heat to low.
- To one slice add a layer of Swiss cheese slice. As the bread slices begins to lightly toast and the cheese begins to melt spread heated sauerkraut over the cheese on the bread.
- Flip a plain bread slice with the help of a wooden spatula over the slice with sauerkraut and cheese.
- Repeat the same procedure with the remaining 2 bread slices.
- Let it get crispier, after about 30 seconds or a minute as the cheese begins to melt flip the whole grilled rye onto the other side. Let the bread get toasted on the other side as well for about 30 seconds to a minute on medium to low heat or until the cheese melts.
- Remove the grilled rye from the pan and carefully cut it into two halves using a sharp knife. Serve immediately. This recipe makes 2 servings.
- You may use a wide variety of fresh seasonal vegetables like red, yellow or green peppers, cabbage, cucumber, lettuce and even olives to make this recipe healthier. However if you prefer plain cheese on rye bread that is without any vegetables then you can enjoy that too.
- Rye, a cereal, not only has a rich hearty taste but also excels in its nutritional profile. Breads and other products made from whole rye flour offers numerous health benefits. Rye bread is very helpful for you especially if you are trying to shed off some excess pounds.
- This is because rye is a very good source of fiber, which when combined with the non-cellulose polysaccharides from rye has high water binding capacity. This in turn helps to give a feeling of satiety or fullness which in turn ensures that you eat less junk food and you do not feel the urge to snack.
- Rye like other whole grains is also a rich source of magnesium, a mineral especially important to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. This is because magnesium acts as a co-factor to more than 300 different enzymes including the ones involved in use of glucose and insulin secretion by the body.
- Preferably choose low sodium or salt free butter and Swiss cheese. Also make sure that the cheese slices are low in total fat and cholesterol. You may even use butter flavor nonstick cooking spray and eliminate butter altogether.