Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Meatless Chili

Susan's healthy meatless chili or an awesome sauce for spaghetti.

Cook one and one-fourth cup of Lundberg Black Japoncia rice in a one quart container of Pacific Mushroom Broth. This takes about 50 minutes so at the 30 minute mark add one quart container of Kitchen Basics Vegetable Stock and one cup of rinsed Red Quinoa and one half cup of rinsed and sorted French lentils. Bring the pot back up to a boil and then cover and turn down to simmer for another 20 minutes. (If you are making chili or soup you can also add a cup of cut up carrots, celery, and potatoes or other root veggies at this point. For soup you will need to add another container of the stock or broth.)

Next add a can of rinsed and drained low salt black beans.
Saute onion, mushrooms, garlic, peppers to add for a chili dish. I added a can of fire roasted crushed tomatoes and corn for the chili dish I served today. You can also add a bit of butter, olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar according to your taste.

I just made up this dish today but with spices such as cumin, curry, cloves and or oregano you could use it in place of meat for pasta dishes or in the chili I served with cheese and crackers today. Mr. Mickey asked me twice if there was meat in it.

Wishing you good health!

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Joanne said...

I love meatless dishes & may try this. I was vegan for a while, but did not take vitamins and ended up dificient in D & B12. Thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

This is one recipe I will definitely prepare and enjoy! We don't eat meat so I'm always happy with a new veggie recipe. BTW, all my blood work came back perfect recently and it's due to the way we eat.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing.

Marcella said...

I just made your chili & it is absolutely delicious! I have never used mushroom broth before. I will admit that some of the items I did not have the exact one (Lundberg black rice & french lentils) but I did find a different black rice and used regular lentils. I will have to order the Lundberg rice & french lentils - but I was really wanting to try your recipe.... I am gluten intolerant, so I found a really good cracker (Simple Mills sprouted seed crackers), they were fabulous with the chili!!!
I also bought the Eat to Live book & have been changing my diet. Thank you for posting the recipes, they are great & I appreciate them!