Tempeh n’ Rice

This dish is sort of like chicken and rice but with tempeh. The tempeh makes it kind of fishy which I thought was interesting and desirable. It took a total of 45 minutes to make and serves 4 hearty servings.

• 2 8oz packages of tempeh, cut longways in half and then cut crosswise into strips

• 4-6 cups of vegetable broth

• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 2 cups of rice

• 1 tablespoon tumeric

• 1 teaspoon coriander

• 1 teaspoon cumin

• Dash of cayenne pepper or paprika

• 1/4 cup cilantro

• Juice from 1-2 limes

• 2 scallions, chopped

• Salt and pepper to taste

1. In a deep frying pan, bring 1 cup of broth to a boil. Place tempeh inside, cover, and steam for 15 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and brown the tempeh.

2. When the tempeh is lightly browned, add spices, the rest of the broth, and rice, stir, and cook until rice is tender. Add more broth as needed to avoid sticking or burning.

3. Garnish with lime juice, cilantro, and add additional seasonings to taste.

Inspired by Mark Bittman’s Chicken and Rice

Sauteed greens recipe will be posted soon!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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