Monday, January 25, 2010

~ Vegetarian ~Yummy Rice Recipe

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.
Chopped Tomatoes or 1 can of chopped Tomatoes (drained)
Olive Oil
Salt &Pepper
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.

Wrap it in a tortillia with some veggie slices or shreds, Heat. Then and some avacado, hummus, and salsa.


  1. Looks absolutely delicious, thanks for sharing!

  2. That's a nice blend of flavors. I'm thinking a bay leaf or some oregano might be nice in that.

    Since you are using homegrown ingredients, would you like to enter this post in our Grow Your Own roundup this month? Full Details at

  3. Just want to say that I have been working on changing our diet. It is going pretty well.

    My husband flew back home for the week (to help me get the house ready to sell) and he is being very cooperative.

    I have been doing more reasearch and tried to share something very basic (nothing very graphic) with a friend. I was met with resistance...

    This is part of the instant message.

    Friend: sorry but I don't look at stuff like that

    bunnyjean: well nobody wants to be they ignore it... and it continues

    Friend: why subject yourself to such horrible information?

    Me: if everyone faced the facts it might stop sooner... it will change, but only if we are aware. Just like people didnt want to hear about child abuse half a century ago...they didn't want to stick their noses into other peoples business.

    Friend: well i can't look at that

    Me: ok... maybe you could think about eating less meat... just for your own health

    Friend: i do eat less red meat than i used to

    Me: that's a good start

    Then I changed the subject.

    I am still not ready to mention this subject on my blog. I feel like you did. Maybe I will start a secondary blog too...

    I haven't had time to post much lately. I'll get back on track as soon as all the painting and repairs are made on the house and it finally gets listed.

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

  4. This actually looks good and I love how you reinvented it the next day. I'm a vegetarian too and like to eat alot of wraps/burritos. I'm also a big fan of Sabra's hummus. Have you tried the lemon flavor? O...M...G! It's like eating lemon cake. I could literally OD on hummus.


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