Spicy Rice may not be a regular part of your vocabulary—until now, that is!
As the weather grows colder (at least where we are) we often turn to food for comfort—what else is new? (One of our many go-to's this time of year? Easy—Vegan "Beef" Stew!) However, one of our other favorites for chilly days to counteract the nip in the air is this subtly spiced, hearty, and wholesome dish!
This is one of those meals that prompt naysayers to exclaim, "I can't believe this is vegan!" Sautéed onions, celery, and garlic are joined by the fragrant toasted rice, then simmered on the stove with veggie broth and spices; not only will this meal fill your stomach, but the aroma will radiate throughout your home. At only 40 minutes total cook time, it comes together pretty quickly, too!
What are you waiting for? Read on to find out what you'll be cooking tonight!
This recipe for Spicy Rice takes a light hand with the heat, allowing all the flavors to shine. As an added protein bonus, you can top it with tempeh or garbanzo beans!
Pro Tip: This rice goes from delicious to delectable when served with a piping-hot loaf of french bread! Stick your loaf in the oven on low heat (around 220 degrees Fahrenheit) for 15–20 minutes, checking at least a couple of times near the end. Slice and serve alongside the rice!