Thursday, 13 November 2008

The Rice Challenge: Day 2

Here we go again -

Breakfast -
Rice with coconut milk, cardamom and pistachio nuts.

Lunch -
Squash Soup with added Rice.

Dinner -
Rice with Chili. Recipe for the chili follows, and it is good!

Sweet and Spicy TVP Chili
Makes loads!

½ C TVP Mince
½ C Sundried Tomatoes – chopped
1 t Liquid Smoke
1 ½ C Boiling Water
1 stalk Celery – finely chopped
½ onion – finely chopped
1 Shallot – finely chopped
2 cloves Garlic – finely chopped
1 Red Pepper – chopped
½ Green Pepper – chopped
1 – 2 Jalapeno Peppers – minced (you decide!)
1 C drained tinned Tomatoes
1 C cooked Red Kidney Beans (drained and rinsed if canned)
½ C Frozen Corn
3 T Tomato Paste
¼ C Ketchup
½ t Paprika
½ t Salt
¼ t Black pepper
1t Oregano
Pinch Chili Flakes (again you choose)
1 ½ C Tomato Juice
1 – 1 ½ C Water

In a small bowl soak theTVP and sundried tomatoes in the liquid smoke and boiling water, covered, for 15 minutes.
In a large soup pot, steam fry the celery, onion, shallot and garlic until soft, about 10 minutes. Add the soaked TVP mix and all the remaining ingredients, starting with 1 C water and adding more if necessary.
Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 45 – 50 minutes until reduced to 1/3 original volume and thickened nicely.
See you tomorrow.


vegannifer said...

Both of your breakfast rice dishes are positively delectable! Delicious!

Jeni Treehugger said...

YUM YUM YUM on all three accounts.