Vegan Dirty Rice

I saw a yummy photo of dirty rice, and decided to make a vegan version for dinner tonight.

Vegan Dirty Rice

Vegan Dirty Rice

I started off by cooking some brown rice…exciting! 😉

Brown Rice

Cooking brown rice

Then, I got all my veggies ready. Almost all of my cooking includes onions and garlic, and this dish was no exception! I also included green onions, a green pepper, 2 jalapenos, some celery, and fresh thyme.

Green onions, Green pepper, jalapenos

Veggies for the dirty rice

Diced jalapenos

Diced Jalapenos...spicy goodness

While the rice was cooking, I sauteed the onions, celery, and the white parts of the green onions, then added the celery, green pepper, jalapenos, and fresh thyme. I also added in some spices: red pepper flakes, dried oregano, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper.

After everything had cooked together for a while, I added in some diced tomatoes left over from last night’s black bean enchiladas, vegan spicy sausage, and black beans. Normally, I would have added in a lot more spiciness, but kept it toned down tonight at Jon’s request.

Veggies, black beans, vegan sausage

Veggies, black beans and vegan sausage

Finally, I mixed in the rice and sprinkled it with green onions to serve.

Vegan Dirty Rice Ready to Serve

Vegan Dirty Rice in the Pan

Jon said “Good, but not too spicy. I couldn’t tell it was fake [vegan] sausage.” (Yes, this is a good thing in our recently vegan house!)

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