Lenten (Broccoli) Rice Stuff
This makes a crock pot full...in other words, a vat.
2 cups white rice
1 cup TVP
1 packet Lipton Onion Mushroom Soup Mix
5 cups of water
1/4 cup (Ok, I'll admit it: 1 glug) of canola oil.
Bring the above to a boil, turn down and let simmer until water is absorbed.
Stir in one bag of chopped frozen broccoli and warm until the broccoli is cooked.
Tasty! (Or so they tell me.)
This would also work with peas, or no veggies at all, or any other veggie one might desire.
Pancakes/Waffles (Depending on if the Waffle Maker is clean or not, LOL!)
3 cups flour
3 heaping T. of soy flour
Heaping T. of baking powder.
Add a glug of oil and Rice milk, whisk or beat until the right consistency (thinner batter will make flatter pan cakes and crisper waffles). Cook on medium griddle or in Waffle maker with pam.
These keep nicely in the fridge and can be microwaved for 30 seconds by a kid for breakfast.
Shrimp and Veggie Stir Fry
A couple of tablespoons of cooking oil or pam for stir fry
Bag of mixed veggies (You know, the kind made for stir fries)
small bag of mini shrimp (the already cooked pink kind)
soy sauce to taste
spoon of sugar or splenda
red pepper to taste
corn starch or guar gum
Get oil hot, dump in veggies and soy sauce to taste and let them get started stir frying. Don't add shrimp until veggies almost done, as overcooked shrimp gets rubbery.
Cook until done, add the sugar and red pepper, stir around to blend. Thicken juices with either a bit of corn starch or a tiny bit of guar gum. It's the sugar that makes it taste like something from a chinese restaurant.
Serve over rice.
Alternate: Do the same above but instead of shrimp use garbanzo beans, and instead of soy sauce use curry powder...no sugar for this dish. Also, an onion sauteed into this is so good.
Cinnamon toast made with margarine is a big hit with the kids when we don't allow them dairy.
Pizza made with soy cheese is a good hit with the kids. My ueberpicky son seems to like it better than regular pizza with mozarella cheese. Who knew?
Baked potatoes with margarine and soy bacos.