Lemon-Pine Nut Rice

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

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Lemon-Pine Nut* Rice from Donna Klein’s Vegan Italiano. Quick, easy, filling. Even faster if you swap out the scallions for a quarter of an onion. Scallions, why are you always such a slimy pita?

* You got me! Those are really almonds, not pine nuts, which I don’t really care for. In other changes, the rice wasn’t quite as lemony as expected, so I added some lemon zest for that extra sour kick. Muy bueno!

Lunch is served!

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

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Another one from Vegan Italiano: Baked Herbed Rice. What I love about this recipe is that it’s 100% oven-baked. White rice, veggie broth, scallions, carrots (in place of celery), seasonings – just combine the ingredients in a baking dish, cook for thirty minutes, and lunch is served. No stirring required!

I assembled it after my morning workout and popped it in the oven while I grabbed a quick shower. When I was done, my afternoon snack was sitting there, just waiting for me. Can’t do that with stove top rice.

As far as rice dishes go, it’s pretty basic, but also tasty and satisfying.