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Sep 23, 2011 10:23 AM

What would you make with these ingredients?

Looking for a dinner idea for tonight. I have cooked rice, cauliflower, carrots and sweet peppers on hand. Plus the usual spices/herbs, garlic, olive oil, etc. I thought about curry but that isn't really calling out to me.

What would you creative ones make with the above? Bonus points if it can be made in an hour. Oh, and meatless please.

Can't wait to read your ideas! Thanks!!

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  1. This is nothing super-creative, but can't you just roast the veggies and serve them over your rice? Add whichever herbs & spices you like, a sploosh of olive oil, off to the oven @375 for 45 min. - 1 hour. Dinner done.

    1. Grilling caulflower is my new "thing" lately. I toss with olive oil, salt and pepper and whatever spice/combination of spices that is calling to me or will compliment the rest of the meal and put it on a wire rack on the grill over medium heat. the edges get all nice and brown and you get little crispy bits. Oooh, I love it!
      Toss the roasted cauliflower together with some canned/drained chick peas that you've tossed with the same spices and toasted in the oven on a cookie sheet, and serve with rice on the side.
      the chick peas can be left unattended, and the rice can cook while you're grilling the caulflower.
      You'll have a meal ready in the time it takes for you to make the rice.

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      1. re: cgarner

        If I read correctly, the rice is already cooked.

      2. sounds like a stir fry to me, roasted garlic with soy/vinegar and lotsa black pepper
        if the rice is already cooked it will be ready shortly after the veges are chopped and garlic is roasted

        1. Fried rice. Add an egg, season with soy and some fish sauce (if you use the latter, otherwise perhaps some Braggs). If you have some tofu, cube it, boil 3 mins and drain, then fry with Braggs and nutritional yeast flakes and serve as your protein.

          1. Try this I dont know if you use eggs or egg substitute.
            1 tsp Olive Oil
            1/2 c minced onions
            1 tsp garlic
            1 1/2 c cooked brown rice(or what ever you have)
            Try using basamati rice in this recipe
            5 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese(Omit if you dont have)
            2 Tbsp + 1 1/2 cups fat free egg substitute , divided (if you prefer use 7 whole beaten eggs instead of egg substitute)
            1 c broccoli florets (if you like asparagus use 3/4 inch pieces instead of broccoli)
            1/2 c chopped red peppers can also add carrots and cauliflour if you choose
            1/2 c shredded light mozzarella or swiss cheese
            1/2 tep salt
            1/4 tsp dill
            1/4 tsp pepper
            1 plum tomato, thinly sliced
            preheat oven to 350f spray an 8 inch cake pan or cassarole dish with pam
            Heat olive oil in a small skillet over med heat. Add onions and garlic .Cook and stir until onions are tender about two mins.Transfer onion mixture to a med. bowl. Add cooked rice,Parm. cheese, and 2 Tbsp egg substitute. Mix well. Spread mixture evenly over bottom of prepared pan and press down evenly over bottom of prepared pan and press down with the back of a spoon to make a crust.
            Top crust with florets(or asparagus) carrots, peppers and shredded cheese, in that order. Om another medium bowl, whisk together remaining egg substitute,salt, basil, and pepper. Pour over veggies and cheese. Top with tomato slices and sprinkle with remaing Parmasen cheese.

            Bake quiche for 45 mins, or until its puffed up and golden,
            and eggs are set. Let stand for at least 5 mins before serving