This is a favorite recipe around here, its simple to make and can be a main course or a side dish. Cooking the rice in vegetable stock gives it a nice flavor boast and mixing in all the rice is an easy way to get a vegetable overload.
VEGETABLE RICE – serves 6
- 4 cups cooked brown rice (cooked in vegetable stock)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 cup mushrooms thinly chopped
- 1 leek chopped
- 1 cup broccoli
- 1 cup cauliflower
- 2 large carrots, diced
- 1 tsp each, basil, marjoram and oregano
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- juice of one lemon
- salt and black pepper to taste
- sprinkle of vegan Parmesan cheese
In a large pan heat the oil and add the onion, garlic and mushrooms, cook until fragrant. Next add in the leeks stirring for everything together. Add the broccoli, cauliflower and carrots, cook for 5 -10 minutes until soft ( add 2 tbsp water if its not getting as soft as you would like).
Add the rice, basil, marjoram, oregano, cayenne pepper and lemon juice. Mix well Season with salt and pepper and serve.
A simple and inexpensive vegan dish!