Hi everyone! I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to post this weekend, it turned out that I had even less time at home than I thought I would. On Saturday I left at 11 am and got home at 11:30 pm. Yesterday I left my house at 9:00 am and got home at 11:00 pm. Needless to say I’m exhausted and I’m also quite sunburned. I worked for a few hours today and now I’m home relaxing before my training session
I’m finally able to submit my entry for Healthy Vegan Friday this week! Sure I’m submitting on a Monday but better late for the party than to not show up I suppose I feel almost silly writing up a recipe for this dish because it is really simple but it’s so good and one of my diet staples!
Check out my Yummy Veggie Un-fried Rice! I’m going to write this recipe up a little differently. Since it is such a customizable dish I figured I’d write ingredient suggestions and easy instructions to throw this simple dish together.
Yummy Veggie Un-Fried Rice
Veggies (Choose any that you like, 1.5 – 2 cups!)
Broccoli, zucchini, peas & carrots, onion, sprouts, peppers, cabbage, bok choy, corn/baby corn, snap peas, asparagus, celery, eggplant, mushrooms, etc. Anything you like!
Brown rice (1/2 cup – Feel free to substitute with quinoa!)
Protein (Choose what you like, 1 serving)
Tofu, Tempeh, Seitan, Edamame, Cashews
Seasonings (Season to taste, any combination you like! Be creative)
Tamari/soy sauce, Braggs Liquid Aminos, garlic, ginger, citrus (fresh squeezed orange is AWESOME on this rice!), etc.
Optional: Sesame or Coconut oil. I like to keep mine un-fried but if you don’t mind an extra serving of healthy fats in your diet feel free to add a little sesame or coconut oil. They add great flavor!
Cook your veggies in your preferred method. I like to steam most of my veggies but will dry fry (maybe with a little coconut oil cooking spray) my onions to brown them. Make sure veggies are chopped into small, bite sized pieces. Set aside.
If using tofu, tempeh or seitan, brown in a non-stick pan (use a little more cooking spray if necessary). If using raw cashews, feel free to toast them up a little to add extra flavor and texture. Add veggies to the pan and mix thoroughly. Once combined, add the rice in and season with flavorings of your choice. Mix the whole thing up again and let it heat through. I like to try and get my rice a little crispy on the outside so I’ll let mine sit in the pan for a few minutes to get a little crust on the bottom (kind of like a paella!).
Enjoy your yummy, healthy, EASY dish! It is as simple as that! Also feel free to garnish with sesame seeds or green onion if you are fancy and garnish inclined
Kind of silly to write a recipe right? My goal for writing this was to encourage you all to try different combinations and find your favorite one! One of my favorite combinations is broccoli, mushrooms, onion, zucchini, peas & carrots, eggplant and tofu seasoned with Braggs or tamari and some garlic or a fresh squeeze of orange juice. It’s so good.
You’ll notice that I prefer to have a veggie heavy dish rather than grain heavy. You’ll get a nice big portion out of it so if you can’t finish it, save the rest for leftovers or for a snack for later.
I’d love to see your combinations if you decide to try it! What ingredients would your un-fried rice have in it?
Hope you are all having a great day! I’m off to relaxation land and hopefully my legs won’t give out in my training session later On the plus side, I’m trying to plan a trip to see my best friend in Florida for his birthday (which happens to be 5 days after my birthday) next month. I hope that it works out!