Saturday, October 11, 2008

Quick Dinner: Brown Rice, Mushrooms, Peas

The boy is out doing some sort of gaming nerd convention thing this weekend, so I'm on my own for dinner. This meal is an example of "Things I Found In My Fridge That I Should Really Use Up." There isn't a recipe, but it's a good example of a dinner I threw together in about 10 minutes that shows that not all vegan food needs to be complicated.

I had about a cup of brown rice and 1/2 lbs of crimini mushrooms in the fridge that weren't getting any newer. I sliced the mushrooms and sauteed them in a pan with some olive oil until they were lightly browned. When they were cooked, I added a few handfuls of frozen peas and the leftover brown rice, and a few splashes of Tamari. Once that was heated through, I folded in some sesame seeds and nori that I'd previously chopped up together in the food processor and have had stored in my freezer (so the seeds don't go rancid), and also sprinkled some on top. Dinner was quick and satisfying, and not so poorly balanced for stuff I scraped up around the house :)