Vegetarian Rice of the PoorArroz a lo Pobre, or Rice of the Poor, is an economical dish that can be doubled and tripled for a crowd. Use Yves Meatless Chicken Strips or your favorite homemade seitan strips for this dish.
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 red or orange pepper, cut in matchsticks
- 1/2 poblano chili, cut in matchsticks
- 3-4 oz seitan strips
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 plum tomatoes, diced
- 1 c dry long-grain rice
- 2 c vegetarian chicken style broth
- 1/2 c black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 c garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 c frozen peas and carrots
- 1 Tbsp tomato paste
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 tsp dry basil
- 1/4 tsp dry rosemary
- 1/4 tsp dry oregano
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp coarse black pepper
- In a large pot or skillet over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add red pepper strips, poblano chili, and seitan. Brown a few minutes. Remove from heat with slotted spoon and cover to keep warm.
- In same pot, saute onion and garlic 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and rice and stir to coat well.
- Add remaining ingredients (except the seitan mixture) and bring to simmering. Stir, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 18 minutes.
- Transfer to a serving bowl or serve in pot/skillet. Place some the red pepper, poblano and seitan strips in a pleasing pattern on top. Serve hot, adding some of the remaining seitan mixture to each serving.