Friday, 5 October 2012

Recipe: Kieran's favourite rice

I am not sure who Kieran is but she has great taste, as this rice dish is delicious! I found the recipe in the book “How it all Vegan” by Sarah Kramer.There is a great blend of ingredients to this meal – all of which can be found in your local supermarket.

What you will need:
1 large onion, chopped (optional)
2 cloves garlic, chopped (optional)
Half tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
550ml tomato juice
450g firm tofu, cubed
1 head of broccoli, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
6 mushrooms, chopped
400g can kidney beans
Half tsp dried basil
Half tsp dried oregano
Dash cayenne pepper
350g rice (basmati or jasmine)
120-250ml water if you don’t have enough liquid to cook rice
50g green or black olives
2 medium tomatoes, chopped

In a large pot, sauté onions and garlic and salt in the oil on a med-high heat until onions become translucent. Add tomato juice, tofu, broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, and beans. Stir gently.
Add basil, oregano, cayenne pepper and rice. Stir gently. Add a little water if you think there is not enough to cook the rice.
Cover with lid and bring to boil, and then reduce heat to simmer for approx. 25 mins or until rice is cooked.  Add fresh tomatoes and olives. Stir and cover and let simmer until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with fork before serving.

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