Monday, August 29, 2011

Recipe - Easy Vegan Meal

Per request, I am posting the recipe that I mentioned in yesterday's post.

Hey! Give me a break! It's a small plate! Alright, yes, I did pile it on that time... but I was hungry and knew it would be so tasty!

Our son taught us this quick and easy dinner idea one night when he was at our house and needed something to eat. I guess I'll just call it Easy Vegan Meal. Quantities are up to you, but I'll put down what I usually use.

Easy Vegan Meal
from son of Giraffe

rice, 1 cup raw
olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1/2 to 1 jar of salsa (eyeball this.. for the amount of liquid you want/need)
1 can of black beans, rinsed
spices to your taste

Cook rice following directions on box. While rice cooks, saute onion and green pepper in olive oil. When onion is clear, add salsa and black beans. Add spices you may enjoy (cumin? chili pepper? use what you like; experiment.)
Stir and simmer 'til rice is ready.

Serve with the rice.

If you are missing something like a green pepper, you can improvise. I've had to fill in with various things a few times, and it's always been good. (Don't tell, but once I even added browned ground beef!)


Unknown said...

Yummm ... and fast! Thanks for the dinner suggestion! :-)

Anonymous said...

Yea! Guess what's for dinner? I have everything I need. Thank you very much. Yummmm!

Sextant said...

My wife is a vegetarian not vegan and she makes a variety of chilies,tacos, nachos with the components mentioned above, except the rice, and using a soy substitute ground meat called Morning Star Crumbles. The crumbles will pass vegetarian test but not vegan, I believe. In any event I am not a vegetarian, and yet prefer her vegetarian dishes to any meat dishes that I get at restaurants, but it also helps when you have the culinary sophistication of a 9 year old. Gimme a grilled hot dog to a steak any day.