Dark & Lovely Easy "Fried" Rice
Using the Seeds of Change brand of prepared rice, your time in the kitchen gets cut to a fraction. The Dark & Lovely spice blend lends a complexity to the flavor that defies the simpleness of the preparation. I use chicken stock in this recipe, but the More Than Gourmet brand also makes vegetable stock or mushroom stock that would be a fine substitution to make this a vegetarian dish. Grill some chicken or fish with a sprinkle of Dark & Lovely spice blend and your meal is complete. (Or, use some leftover, repurposed protein from another night.)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup red onion, finely diced
3/4 cup red bell pepper, small diced
3/4 cup green bell pepper, small diced
2 cloves garlic, sliced sitting in 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon Dude Food Fire Dark & Lovely spice blend
1 cup zucchini, small diced
1 (8.5-ounce) package Seeds of Change Quinoa, Brown, & Red Rice
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon concentrated chicken stock made from More Than Gourmet Classic Roasted Chicken Stock and Water (see note below)
¼ cup green onions, sliced, for garnish
In a hot pan, saute red onions in olive oil. Add bell peppers and garlic in oil, then stir. Sprinkle in Dude Food Fire Dark & Lovely spice blend and stir to combine. Add zucchini, Seeds of Change rice, and salt, then stir. Pour in stock. Continue stirring over medium high heat until all is combined and heated through. Pour into serving dish and top with sliced green onions for garnish.
*Note: Dicing the red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and zucchini the same size will hasten the cooking time.
*Note: To make the chicken stock, combine 1 cup boiling water with 2 tablespoons More Than Gourmet Classic Roasted Chicken Stock. Stir to combine and set aside. This can be refrigerated and used in multiple recipes. You could use a vegetarian stock also.