Hey folks!

I thought that title might grab your attention! LOL!  Anyway, I'm speaking of a recipe for vegan dirty rice!  The following recipe from Cabrita on Vegweb, takes you to New Orleans for dinner! This recipe is sure to spice up any night of the week.  Check it out!


INGREDIENTS (use vegan versions):

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 red bell pepper, minced

1 green bell pepper, minced

1 brown onion, minced

1 red onion, minced

1 celery stalk, minced

1/2 head garlic, minced

2 to 3 sage leaves, finely crushed

pinch creole seasoning

salt, to taste

pepper, white and black, to taste

1 (12-ounce) package meatless ground round (or minced gluten, or 1 pound defrosted tofu; I use Yves)

4 cups cooked rice (I like a mix of red, black, and brown rices)

1 to 2 cups vegetable broth, as needed

1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts, divided


In a pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add red bell pepper, green bell pepper, brown onion, red onion, celery, and garlic; saute until onions are glazed and veggies look mostly cooked.

Stir in sage, creole seasoning, salt, and pepper.

Add meatless ground and rice; continue cooking and stirring until all is warm and well mixed. Add veggie broth as needed to moisten.

Add 1/4 cup hazelnuts.

Transfer mixture to 9"x13" baking pan. Top with remaining 1/4 cup hazelnuts. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes.