The Easiest Vegetarian Recipe

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Easy Vegetarian Recipe

Before I even get into this post, I want to say I am not a great cook. I make a huge mess and have a tendency to burn things whenever I’m allowed in the kitchen but I am improving. I’m not going to be winning any awards for my culinary skills but I’m mastering the basics and I’d like to share the easiest vegetarian recipe I have with you.

As I’m a vegetarian and a fussy one at that, I lack of lot of things in my diet. Due to this, I’m eager to eat things that are delicious and good for both myself and the poor humans I’m cooking for. The one recipe I keep going back to involves a lot of vegetables, some rice and not much else. It sounds really boring but trust me, this is one of the best dishes I’ve ever successfully made. I told you I wasn't a good cook!

Chopped Peppers

Ingredients (Serves 2):

Bell pepper x 3 (I like to use different colours just to make my meal look pretty)
Sweetcorn x 165g
Five Bean Salad x 235g
Onion x 1 (and goggles to stop yourself from crying while chopping it)
Vegetable stock cube x 1
450ml of boiling water
Salt and pepper for flavouring
Spices of your choosing
Rice x 1 cup

Easy vegetarian recipe

Method:

1. Chop the peppers and onion - I like to chop everything quite finely but this tends to take absolutely forever and I almost slice my fingers off in the process. Add to pot once chopped

2. Drain the sweetcorn and five bean salad before adding them to the pot as well.

3. Boil 450ml of water and add your vegetable stock cube. Pour water into pot once cube has dissolved.

4. When your stock cube infused water is in the pot, start adding your spices. I tend to add salt, pepper and garlic so everything has a subtle albeit delicious taste.

5. Allow the water to boil for approximately 20-25 minutes while stirring every so often. I usually allow the majority of the water to boil off before serving however, I have found that this dish can be served when around half of the water is left.

6. While the vegetables drown in the water, start cooking that rice. I typically make this with tomato and quinoa rice but have occasionally served it with brown rice and basmati rice. Today's meal was served with long grain rice because it's the first thing I found in the cupboard. It was either that or Coco Pops.

7. Once everything is ready, serve it up on a pretty little plate or store in the fridge for consuming later. I’ve found that with the amount of vegetables and rice I use, there’s enough for 2 adult sized potions (or 4 Mel sized portions as I don’t appear to be an adult).

Easy vegetarian recipe

The great thing about this recipe is it’s so inoffensive, you can add whatever you like to it. If I’m in the mood for some spice, I’ll add some chilli, if I have some zucchini in the fridge as opposed to peppers, I can throw that in instead. It’s also really straightforward to make and requires very little effort. It’s something I like to prepare when I can’t really be bothered cooking but still want something more exciting than a ready made meal.

I’d love to be able to tell you about adding some meat to this dish but I’m fairly certain anything I told you would give you food poisoning so let’s refrain from doing that. If you fancy an easy, filling and healthy meal though then try this recipe out. Just don't forget about it while it’s cooking and burn everything like I did the first time I made it…

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