Sedona veggie one-pot
So since I have arrived in Sedona, AZ, I have not had any desire to eat meat or fish except when I was taken out by Clint and Michelle for a fabulous Thai where it was all about the juicy meat. The terms of where I am staying ask that I respect their vegetarian policy so I saw this as an opportunity to take a break from meat and explore how I feel eating more vegetarian structured meals.
I spoke about some new foods that I discovered in a recent video blog post:
So today I had a bit of me time and cooking is my go-to for creative time. From a limited pantry I knocked up a delicious one-pot meal; so here is the recipe. This is a great meal for cleansing, giving the system a rest from meat (or not), and also for sensitive stomachs post tummy upset or when suffering a flare up of IBS, Crohn’s or Ulcerative colitis; enjoy.
PS. This is a great carb loading meal for athletes as it is jammed with electrolytes and easy on the stomach, non-bloating carbs; add fish, poultry or meat to complete the meal.
2 cloves of garlic – chopped
1-inch root ginger – peeled and sliced
1-inch root turmeric – peeled and sliced
Extra Virgin Olive oil
Wild black rice and organic brown rice – I used a mixture as I had both available – rinsed well. I used at least a large mug as I wanted to make a decent sized pot of food to last several days.
Traditionally fermented NON-GMO miso paste – I used 2 teaspoons
Black pepper to season (no more salt should be required as miso is naturally very salty)
Vegetable selection – I had a mash-up of bits that needed using up so I chose the following; honestly I am sure that many other options will work:
- Portobello mushroom – 1 large one – roughly chopped
- Broccoli shoots (broccoli and stems will also work well)
- Baby peas
- Acorn squash – any type of more dense vegetable such as carrot, butternut squash, sweet potato etc. will work. I needed to use this one up. I would probably not have added more carbs into rice but I was feeling the love for it!
- Fresh coriander – washed and chopped and added at the end of cooking.
- As I said pretty much anything will go; baby corn, spring onions, onion, spring greens etc will all work well once you pay attention to their cooking times relative to the rice.
Choose non-GMO traditionally fermented miso.
- Sauté the garlic, turmeric, and ginger in extra virgin olive oil in a fairly large stainless steel saucepan that you can cover with a lid. Sauté until starting to toast. If I had onions available, I would have sautéed one also.
- Add your rinsed rice, miso, and lots of filtered water to cover by at least 1 inch. Bring to a simmer, add any another other vegetables now that will take approximately 40 minutes to cook and cover with a lid.
- Leave to simmer, give a stir now and again and add your other vegetables according to their cooking time when appropriate.
- This should be cooked thoroughly after approximately 40 minutes. Leave with the lid on adding your chopped coriander just before serving.
- Some yogurt or cottage cheese may serve well on the side and to create a more complete vegetarian meal I suggest adding some beans, lentils or traditionally fermented tofu or preferably tempeh.
- If unlike me you are not avoiding meats etc. then this will serve well with poached egg, steamed salmon, chicken breast or a nice portion of grilled meats.
PS I did a version 2.0 today and applying the same technique used the following ingredients:
I added seaweed as I feel I need more minerals in my diet while I am here:
- 2 cloves of garlic – chopped
- 1-inch root ginger – peeled and sliced
- 1-inch root turmeric – peeled and sliced
- Extra Virgin Olive oil
- Wild black rice and organic brown rice – I used a mixture as I had both available – rinsed well. I used less this time probably under 1 mug in quantity
- Sea-weeds – a decent amount
- Traditionally fermented NON-GMO miso paste – I used 2 teaspoons
- Filtered water
- Black pepper to season (no more salt should be required as miso is naturally very salty)
- Vegetable selection – cubed aubergine, chopped Portobello mushroom, baby peas, and spinach added at the end
PS thick coconut milk adds lovely to this if you wish to add some depth.
This is a great carb loading meal for athletes as it is jammed with electrolytes and easy on the stomach, non-bloating carbs; add fish, poultry or meat to complete the meal.