Today at Willy B Mum, I am creating, step-by-step, a delightfully healthy plant-based “stir”, perfect for lunch or dinner. As a canvas to build on and to have some fun with, I am using one of my favorite Non-GMO Della Rice varieties – Jasmine with Roasted Garlic.
A “stir”, is something that one creates by combining a protein, some veggies/fruit, and a sauce served on top a bed of Della rice. This is usually created with food you have on-hand in your home. So as long as you have a well stocked kitchen, the possibilities are boundless!
For this particular “stir”, I am using broccoli as the protein. Yes, as far as vegetables go, broccoli is one that packs the most protein. Says the LIVESTRONG.com website “A cup of cooked chopped broccoli provides 5.7 grams of protein — 10 percent of a man’s 56-gram daily protein requirement and 12 percent of that for a woman”. Additionally, the sesame tahini and bean sauce I made as a dressing is high in protein, not to mention delicious.
The nutty aroma and creamy taste of this rice is something to be believed, likewise my kitchen smelled heavenly while it was boiling in my trusty rice cooker. Personally, I love the smell of cooking rice. I chose the jasmine with roasted garlic Della rice as I feel it really compliments the variety of ingredient’s textures, colors and tastes. Especially with the avocado and the tahini sauce in the mix! However, if you are looking for options, Della Rice also offer 4 additional flavors – Arborio, Basmati White Rice, Light Brown Basmati, and Jasmine White Rice.
Before we start, take a minute to check you fridge, check your pantry, check your cupboards to do a tally of what you have available? If you do not have one of the ingredients I used, substitute it for something else. Thus, making it a genuine “stir” by using what you have, rather than heading out to buy something new. Waste not, want not!
What You Will Need
- 1 cup of Della jasmine with roasted garlic rice
- 1 cup of roasted broccoli
- 1 large boiled beetroot chopped in quarters
- 1/2 cup of bean sprouts
- 1 cup finely sliced kale
- 6 small radishes cut in half
- 1/2 an avocado sliced
- salt and pepper to taste
Sauce of tahini, lemon and black beans
- In a blender, drain 1 tin of black beans,
reserving the liquid
- Add 2 tablespoons of sesame tahini, a juice of one big lemon, 2 tablespoon of brewers yeast, 2 tablespoon of olive oil, 2 gloves of garlic, salt and pepper to taste
- Hit Blend until completely smooth, adding the reserved water as needed to make sure that it is a thin sauce. You do not want
it to be to thick as otherwise it is hard
to dress the meal with. Add additional water if need be, I added an extra 1/2 a cup to mine
Step By Step
Now let’s get started, cook your Della Rice (as per manufacturer instructions which you can see HERE) to a visual of fluffy perfection, adding it to the center of bowl/plate.
Add some roasted broccoli, if you want a quick tutorial on that you can check a former instructional we posted HERE.
Next up, let’s include some boiled beetroot. You can be a superstar and do this yourself, or buy them ready-made at your local supermarket (that’s what I did).
Chop and add some raw high-in-vitamin-C radishes for a little crunch to this Create-A-Stir.
Add some sliced all Hail the Kale, which I suggest always buying organic. Little critters also love kale, and as a result farmers have to drown it in pesticides to keep them away. Kale au naturale is better for everybody!
Throw in some tasty bean sprouts. Popular in Asian dishes, and for good reason.
“Have an Avvo today” as we say in Australia, yes we are known to shorten everything, and “avvo” is short for Avocado. A Willy B Mum stir is not complete with some of this appetizing fruit, also known as an Alligator Pear.
And lastly my delightful tahini sauce, dress it all over. The recipe for this sauce makes a bunch so be sure to refrigerate it, to maximize the use-by time. I also love to have it on salads and veggie burgers.
And, voilà just like that we have a colorful, healthy meal. I must say, it does make it so much easier seeing it manifest one ingredient at a time.
All Della Rice is gluten-free, and is available at ShopRite supermarkets in the North Eastern part of the United States. Or, you can find a stockist in your state by clicking HERE.
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