Vegan Dirty Rice
I saw a yummy photo of dirty rice, and decided to make a vegan version for dinner tonight.
I started off by cooking some brown rice…exciting! 😉
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.
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.
Finally, I mixed in the rice and sprinkled it with green onions to serve.
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!)