Yellow Rice with Black Beans and Veggies

Turmeric and cumin (plus other seasonings) give yellow rice so much flavor! When making this dish, saute the diced veggies while the rice is cooking, and then add a can of black beans. You can use any combo of diced veggies that you have on hand. Couldn’t be easier… and it’s full of protein and healthy veggies!

HCV_YellowRice - 1Yellow rice:
1-1/2  cups rice (white, basmati, jasmine)
2 cups veggie broth + 1 cup water
1 Tblsp margarine or olive oil
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp ground cumin
Salt, garlic powder, onion powder
Dried parsley
Hot pepper or taco spice (optional)

HCV_YellowRice - 1 (1)1 can black beans, drained
Tomato
Zucchini
Broccoli
Onion
Frozen corn (optional)

 

 

Make yellow rice:
Add broth and HCV_YellowRice - 1 (2)water to a large saucepan
Add margarine or olive oil
Add turmeric and cumin
Add other spices
Bring to a boil
Stir in rice and cover
Lower heat and simmer for approx 17 min

While rice is cooking, dice veggies small
(I like zucchini, tomato, broccoli, onion)
Saute in a little oil until soft
Add black beans and saute another minute
(You can also add some corn at this point)

HCV_YellowRice - 1 (4)Combine rice and veggie/bean mixture
Adjust seasoning if necessary

Great served with avocado slices and lime wedge!

Tofu Scramble

Soybeans are a great source of protein, and I think they’re best in their truest, least processed forms… to me, this means edamame, tofu or tempeh. You might think that you don’t like tofu… that it’s spongy and flavorless. Even though it might seem boring and bland on its own, this is one of my fool-proof ways to prepare it, and it’s quite easy and delicious! It’s very similar in look and texture to scrambled eggs, but without all the cholesterol! I love to eat this with fried potatoes and/or toast!

1 block firm tofu
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp dry mustard powder
Spices (salt, garlic powder, onion powder)
Veggies such as leaf spinach, chopped mushrooms, onions, potatoes, tomatoes or fresh herbs – whatever you like!

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The key is to press out as much moisture from the tofu as you can. You can put weights on top of a plate to press it, but I usually don’t have the time or patience. Instead, I slice up the block of tofu and then take about half the slices at a time and press them together with my hands over the sink or a bowl. Repeat a few times and you can press out much of the moisture.

 

 

HCV_TofuScramble - 1 (5)Once most of the moisture is pressed out, add the tofu slices to a large bowl and crumble with a fork. Add soy sauce, olive oil, turmeric, dry mustard and any other spices. I like to add salt, garlic powder and onion powder.

Now you’re ready to cook it. First, stir-fry your chopped veggies in a skillet in a little oil. I added spinach and mushrooms to this batch. Then add the tofu mixture. Cook for a few minutes, tossing in the pan until everything is heated through. It will turn an even brighter yellow as you cook it!

 

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Enjoy for
breakfast or any meal of the day!