One of the easiest ways to "give" to the cause of helping Factory Farmed Animals, is to eat Vegetarian 2 days a week. Just think if millions of people did this. It would greatly cut down on the number of animals needed to slaughter for food each year. "Supply and Demand"...If the demand is less the supply WILL be less too. It also helps the pocket book. And one day lead to more vegetarians in the world.
This recipe makes enough for a whole family, or to take to a covered dish/pot luck gathering.
It is basically a "use what you have" kind of dish, and a "tummy filler" ~ "comfort food" for sure.
Here are ideas of the ingredients I used for mine. You can use a whole varity of different things in yours.
The mustard was something I threw in for a little extra taste. About 2 table spoons. I used canned mushrooms, but usually I use fresh. I buy this organic tomato soup, it's so good. I add a little wine to use as some liquid while sauteeing the veggies. I also got a pack of pre-cut tri-colored bell peppers.
Like I said. Just have fun, and use what you have. I've used cut up carrots, and even zuchini and yellow squash.
I got some of this organic garlic and also plopped in some salsa. I use white rice for this. You can get it organic too.Veggies
Chopped Tomatoes or 1 can of chopped Tomatoes (drained)
Wine or Water for sauteeing
Garlic- chopped fresh, jar, or powder. What ever you have or like.
1/2 cup Salsa (optional)
2 cups White Rice
2 1/2 cups Water
1 can Tomato Soup
Sometimes I use canned chopped tomatoes but I had these cherry tomatoes already in the fridg. I cut up some organic green onions from my garden. They're very easy to grow. I just have a pot out on the patio. Sometimes they even come back the next year.
Sautee all of the veggies in extra virgin- first, cold pressed- olive oil. At this point I add a little wine or water. Sautee for about 3 minutes. (If using a harder vegetable like carrots or broccoli, cook it until it's firm) Add
the tomatoes and green onions. Stir everything around.
Add the soup, stir. Then add the dry rice. Stir everything together.
For this amount I added 2 1/2 cups of water.
Bring it to a good boil while stiring.
Turn the heat down between Lo and Simmer.
Cover and let it cook for about 20 minutes undisturbed.
At this point check the rice. Stir it around. Taste to see if the rice is still a little hard or perfect.
If it's still hard, turn off the stove, and let it set for about another 10 minutes.
AND THEN FOR LUNCH THE NEXT DAY....
Wrap it in a tortillia with some veggie slices or shreds, Heat. Then and some avacado, hummus, and salsa.