I made this dish for the first time tonight, and it was delicious! The wife loved it, and at least one kid loved it. This dish is so tasty that you won’t even notice that it’s Vegan, except that it will make you feel healthy and nourished rather than tired and bloated. Special thanks to Vegan chef Mikki Douglas for this recipe; I learned this one in one of her cooking classes.
I tried brown rice pasta for the first time a couple years ago when I swapped out the kids’ whole wheat spaghetti with organic brown rice spaghetti from Trader Joe’s. The kids didn’t notice a difference and frankly, neither did I. In fact, I thought it tasted way better than a lot of the whole wheat pastas I had tried before.
You can get brown rice pasta at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Kroger health food section, and I even found it in the gluten-free pasta section of Walmart. I recommend getting organic brown rice pasta if you can find it. Walmart did not have organic.
There are 3 keys to making this dish Vegan:
- Soy-free Earth Balance buttery spread (Whole Foods, Kroger health foods section, Walmart) – 2 tbsp
- Daiya mozzarella shreds (http://www.daiyafoods.com) – (Whole Foods, Kroger health foods section) – Note: You must use this brand. It won’t be the same with “Veggie Shreds” or any of those other brands.
- Plain, unsweetened almond milk (Whole Foods, Kroger health foods section) – 1-1.5 cups
- 1/2 package organic brown rice pasta
- 1 bag frozen organic broccoli. Can use fresh too. I just like frozen for convenience.
- Organic extra virgin olive oil – 2 tbsp
- Organic garlic or garlic powder – 3-4 cloves or to taste
- Organic dried chopped onion – 2-3 tbsp or to taste
- Himalayan salt (Whole Foods) or sea salt and organic pepper to taste.
- Boil pasta (preferably in distilled water, otherwise filtered, not tap)
- While pasta is boiling heat separate large pan on low, and melt 2 tbsp soy-free Earth Balance buttery spread with 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Add 2-3 tbsp dried onions to pan, and mix around
- Add bag of broccoli, 1/2 package of Daiya mozzarella cheese, and 1 cup almond milk. Keep heat on low, and stir.
- When pasta is done, drain, and add to pan. Cover and increase heat to medium to heat broccoli all the way through. Add salt and pepper. Stir frequently, and add more almond milk based on desired consistency and to keep from drying out. Ready to serve when broccoli is heated all the way through.
- After putting this on my plate, I topped it with some pine nuts. 🙂
Enjoy!Yours In Success,
Stewart Forscher, Team Get Super Fit
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