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Mexican Rice Quinoa Bowl

Mexican Rice Quinoa Bowl One of my favourite cuisines is Mexican food. This recipe is inspired by the spanish rice you get at Mexican restaurants. This is such an easy recipe to make and it is also inexpensive. It is a great warming winter meal that tastes so fresh with the lime juice and coriander. This meal takes minimal effort to put together and its packed with heaps of protein from the quinoa and beans. You can add chicken to this recipe it if you didn’t want the vegetarian option. This meal can also be served with tacos or burritos. Ingredients  1 cup of brown rice 1 cup of quinoa 1 can of kidney beans 2 tomatoes 1 avocado 1 handful of coriander Olive oil or hemp seed oil 1 lemon or lime Salt and pepper Method 1. Add two cups of water to a medium sized pot. Add a pinch of…

Brown Rice Risotto

Risotto has always been a favorite of mine but I’m trying to stay away from white rice so thought why not try and create risotto using brown rice. Brown rice takes a little longer to cook so give yourself a bit of time when cooking this. You could also double the recipe and freeze the leftovers for lunches during the week.  Easy peasy! Ingredients: 2 tsp avocado oil (you can also use olive oil) 1 cup brown rice 3 cups vegetable stock 2 white onions, finely chopped 1 red capsicum, seeded and finely chopped 1 cup green peas 2 cloves garlic, crushed 10 medium button mushrooms, chopped. 1/2 cup parsley, cut finely. Fresh Rocket (I used one pack) Method: Saute garlic, onions, capsicum and mushrooms on medium heat in a large pot for about 3 minutes.  Add the brown rice and peas, stir for about two minutes until the rice…

Asian Peanut Stir Fry

Beautiful and very tasty dish – it’s a healthy take on your typical asian peanut stir fry and super easy to make.  Can be eaten hot or cold and is especially yummy the next day when all of the flavors have had time to mix. This recipe is taken from the new Revive cookbook, another fabulous book with all vegetarian recipes. Makes 6 x 1 cup serves Ingredients:  1 cup sultanas or raisins 3 cups cooked long grain brown rice (or use 1 1/2 cups rice and 3 cups hot water) 4 cloves garlic finely chopped and crushed 2 tablespoons finely chopped ginger or ginger puree 1 large onion sliced 1 red capsicum sliced 2 tablespoons oil (I used coconut oil) 2 tablespoons peanut butter 4 tablespoons water 1 cup peanuts roasted 2 tablespoons raw honey or date pure (use raw maple to keep this vegan) 1 teaspoon salt 1…

Lentil Bolognaise

I had this for dinner tonight, the original recipe says to serve on spaghetti but Mum makes it with brown rice which is far healthier and gluten-free. Mum has stopped using white rice altogether in any cooking.  If you are interested in learning about the nutritional benefits of brown rice and finding out why it is superior to white rice read this article. Serves 4 Ingredients: 900g (2 cups) cooked brown lentils (or 2 tins or brown lentils) 2 cups brown rice 2 finely chopped onions 2 tins chopped tomatoes 1 cup water 1/4 – 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped fine 4 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp chilli paste 1 tbsp tomato paste 1/4 – 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped fine 1/2 tsp fresh oregano (dried is ok) Salt and pepper to taste Method: Sweat onions, garlic and chilli until soft and clear. Add lentils, water, salt, pepper, tomatoes, tomato paste.…

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