Who doesn't love.a one pot meal? Just throw ingredients in a pot, put the lid on and have an entire meal waiting for you when it's done! In the cooler months I tend to make one pot meals more and more. This time I wanted a rice dish but I wanted it to have lots of flavor so I opted for a Greek style rice dish. I used tons of Greek seasoning which is full of herbs and spices like onion, basil, oregano and pepper to name a few. Whenever I use seasoning blends or vegetable broth I like to add additional salt to taste at the end. Lot's of seasoning blends and broths already contain salt so be mindful when using them.
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Serves About 6
1 cup of yellow onion chopped
3 medium size garlic cloves minced
2 fresh thyme sprigs
1 zucchini sliced
1 red bell pepper chopped
1 green bell pepper chopped
8-10 oz of mushrooms sliced
2 cups of uncooked rice (I love using Basmati rice)
4 cups of veggie broth or stock (I used the 365 Whole Foods Brand)
4 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
2 tbs of vegan butter
1 tbs of Greek seasoning
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1/4 cup of fresh parsley chopped
Place a large braising pan or pot with a lid over medium heat and add in the oil, onions a thyme.
Cook for 4-5 minutes stirring occasionally until the onions start to become tender.
Add in the garlic, peppers, mushrooms and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Pour in the rice, vegetable broth and 1/2 tsp of salt.
Bring the pan up to a boil while stirring . Once it begins to boil reduce the heat to medium low and place a lid on the pan.
Cook for about 20 minutes making sure to stir once or twice while cooking.
After 15-20 minutes remove from heat
Take off the lid, remove the thyme sprigs and add on the vegan butter, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and the greek seasoning and stir.
Add salt and pepper to taste and stir in the parsley.
Tip: I love using an enamel cast iron braising pan or Dutch oven with a lid to cook one pot dishes. These are super heavy high quality pans. Many of them are known to last a lifetime. I have several of them and they are what I cook with almost every day. They come in all sizes and depths I love the Le Crueset brand but they can be pretty expensive so I also use other brands. I'm using a Lodge Braising Pan.
Here are some essential items you'll need: