Vegan Italian-Style Wild Rice and Vegetables
Total Time: 55 mins
Prep Time: 45 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Adapted with some changes from : Vegan Gourmet expanded 2nd edition cookbook
1/2 cup long grain brown rice
1/2 cup wild rice
2 1/2 cups water
4 cups cauliflower florets, coarsely chopped (1 head)
5 cups broccoli florets, coarsely chopped (4 bunches)
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 (15 ounce) cans green beans, French style
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons dried basil
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 – Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a small pot over medium heat. Add the rice and 1 tbsp each of basil and oregano. Stir for 1 minute and add the water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until rice is tender, 30-45 minutes.
2 – While rice is cooking, chop the broccoli and cauliflower and drain the cans of green beans.
3 – In a large, deep pan over medium heat, add the rest of the oil. Once heated, add the garlic, stir until fragrant, then add the broccoli and cauliflower. Toss until they begin to soften, then add the can of tomatoes, juice and all, as well as the rest of the basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Toss well and loosely cover to let some of the steam out.
4 – Uncover every few minutes and stir until the vegetables are fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Next, add the green beans, toss well to combine, turn the heat down to low, and loosely cover until the rice is done.
5 – To serve, place only a few small spoonfuls of rice on a plate and cover with lots of vegetables.