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Rice is Nice– Twice!

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I love cooking with grains. They’re so versatile; you can just throw a bunch of stuff in a pot and voila– a quick, nutritious meal!
The first pan consists of brown rice, canned tomatoes, broccoli, green peppers, onions, oregano, basil, garlic, and maybe some other spices. As you can see from the picture, I made up a huge batch so I could enjoy lots of leftovers (and share some with my always-hungry friends!).
Pan #2 is a brown rice/wild rice blend, cooked in veggie broth, with celery, carrots, herbs and spices. Once again, leftovers galore!
Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. laura jesser says:

    Congratulations on your award–you deserve it. :)

    Your rice dishes look quite intriguing. I never do anything interesting with rice. It just never crosses my mind.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Congrats on the award, you are VERY nice, so I couldn’t imagine a better recepient.

    And those rice dishes, yum!! That’s what I love about rice, just throw in everything you got, and somehow it comes out delish.

  3. Ricki says:

    Congratulations on your award! And the rice does look nice, too :).

    BTW, I finally posted my entry on your amazing Aspara-Dip. Doing the blog entry reminded me of how much I loved it. Must go out and buy more aspargus today–!!

  4. Veggie says:

    Your rice dishes look nice, I haven’t had spanish rice in a long time, I think you may have inspired me to make some.

  5. vegan addict says:

    okay…let’s compromise, you send me rice dishes, and i’ll send you cupcakes!

  6. Sam says:

    Congrats on the award! I love rice. Since I turned vegan, I’ve eaten so many new ones! Quinoa, wild rice, barley, etc… it’s amazing that these seem “exotic” to Americans, when the whole world has them on a daily basis!

  7. Billy says:

    I love rice! Check out my latest post on what I had for dinner last night. I had wild rice. Isn’t wild rice so good?!

  8. bean_mix says:

    I’ve been having serious rice cravings. Those recipes look SCRUMMY.
    congrats of the award, although you so deserve it! You deserve a bazillion of them ^^

  9. freepersonaltrainer says:

    Your dishes look delicious! i love making big batches of stuff and not having to cook all week.

    Congrats on the award!

  10. keeta says:

    Mmmm, those look delicious! I totally needed the reminder about wild rice, I just bought some and I really want to experiment with it! I haven’t cooked with it much before, so I’m looking forward to it. 😀

    Congrats on the award!

  11. Romina says:

    Your rice looks so yummy! I looove wild rice blends. =)

    Congrats on your award, you are such a fantastic blogger, you deserve it!!

    And I just realized that I don’t have you on my blogroll, I was so sure I had you there, but I’ll add you right now so I don’t forget. How forgetful of me. =(

  12. erica says:

    yum, both rice dishes look fabulous! come to my house and cook for me immediately! :)

  13. pleasantly plump vegan says:

    rice is nice!
    congrats on the award : )

  14. Jenny says:

    Yay for the award! You deserve it!

    I liked your rice dishes. Sometimes the simple basics are the best!

  15. Bianca says:

    Wow! That’s a crap ton of rice! I really want to reach into my computer screen and serve myself a bowl. You made a lot, so I doubt you’d even miss it. :-)

  16. Heather says:

    I just found your site, and it is great!!! That is awesome you’ve been vegan for so long. I look forward to getting many meal ideas from you (you already have sooo many) and your yummy desserts make me hungry! haha! I really couldn’t afford to eat that many though shucks! Where was your school in PA? I go to the University of Pittsburgh

  17. Vegetation says:

    It’s funny, I didn’t like rice at all before going veg. Now I LOVE the stuff! It’s so versatile and like you said, easy, just chuck stuff in a pot with it and yumminess comes out (well hopefully :P)

    And of course you can add me to your blog roll 😀 I’d be honoured.

  18. Urban Vegan says:

    Nice rice. Nice headline 😉

  19. Happy Herbivore! says:


    p.s. I love rice & both of those dishes are awesome! I never know what to do with rice and you rocked it!

  20. Vegan_Noodle says:

    Rice is so versatile… very nice!! Both those dishes looks seriously good. And how nice that you made some for your hungry college friends!! The nice matters award definitely suits you. 😉

  21. Leng says:

    pan # 2 looks really good. I love all of the veggies and the wild rice. It’s so chewy and textured compared to regular brown or white rice.

  22. Leng says:

    oh and congrats on another fantastic and well deserving award!

  23. Veg*Triathlete says:

    I love the wild rice combo, too! There’s something just kind of festive about wild rice in my mind – its resemblance to (healthy) confetti, I guess :-) Congrats on the nice award! You are, indeed, a delightful blogger.

  24. Rural Vegan says:

    Congrats on your very well deserved award! I have to start using rice more creatively, I love your first photo.

  25. Cakespy says:

    Those rice dishes are main-dish material! They look very filling and tasty. And congratulations on your award–you have a wonderful site! :-) yay!

  26. Wheeler's Frozen Dessert says:

    ooooomg I love wild rice. those dishes look amazing! :)

  27. russ says:

    I’d love to know how you prepared that first dish – it looks great! Did you cook the rice first, and then add a bunch on other stuff, or cook everything altogether?

  28. russ says:

    I like the idea of chucking a load of raw veg and rice into a casserole dish and cooking the lot in an oven. I might give that a go and see if it works!
    Thx for adding me to your list! I hope to get more than 1 post a month out next time!

  29. LisaRene says:

    Both those combinations look wonderful. There really is no excuse not to cook up a healthy meal, these are quick, easy and healthy one pot meals with lots of flavor.