Monday, June 3, 2013

Vegan Leftover Rice Bowls:

This is pretty much just a combination of ingredients that I had leftover from making tacos and fajitas the other night, but it's delicious all the same. Feel free to experiment with leftover veggies, beans, or rice that you may have in the fridge as well.

I have intended to post more often, but I've been experiencing technical troubles.  Every time I want to upload pictures to Blogger, I have to restart my computer. It's been a pain, especially considering the fact that, as of late, there are generally 10 Word documents and 12 Firefox tabs open on my computer, all of which are usually things that I'm actually working on at the moment. Oh well. Life goes on. :)

Another reason is that I've been enjoying leftovers a lot more. They're so convenient. I threw this together for lunch, and I loved every bite. Hope you like it as well.

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked rice
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1  yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 white or red onion, sliced
1 portobello mushroom cap, sliced
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup salsa  
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. olive oil (divided + more if necessary)
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
A few dashes of Kosher salt
A few dashes of cayenne pepper
Sriracha (optional, to taste)
A few slices of avocado

Serves 6.
Total Cook Time: About 25 minutes. 

Instructions:

1. While your cooked rice is still in the pot, add 1/2 tbsp. of the olive oil, a dash or two of salt, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Mix well. Stir in the 1/2 cup of salsa and cook on medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring to coat.

2. Next, add the remaining 1/2 tbsp. of the olive oil, to a large skillet. Stir in the peppers, onion, and garlic. Season with another dash of salt, paprika, cayenne, and lemon juice. Cook on medium-high heat until the veggies start to get tender, about 7 minutes.

3. Stir in the mushrooms and add any extra seasonings to taste. Continue cooking on medium-high heat until the veggies are cooked through and a little charred, about another 3 minutes.

4. Serve the rice in bowls topped with the cooked vegetables,chickpeas, and avocado. Drizzle the sriracha over top.

Enjoy :)

2 comments:

  1. So, this may help, but I upload all my photos to flickr (I buy an unlimited account for maybe 20 bucks a year?) and then just insert the html code into my post...so that may keep your computer from needing to restart!

    I love it when leftovers turn into something even more delicious!

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    1. Thanks! I'll have to look into that for sure.

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