Better than Rice with “Chicken”
Main Courses, Meat Alternatives
Servings: 4-6 Author: The Food Pharmacy
Vegan Rice with chicken! Yellow rice stewed with chicken is a classic Puerto Rican dish. This flavorful version swaps the chicken out for soy curls, and upgrades to brown rice for extra nutrition. This is one plant-based Puerto Rican rice recipe you will want to make over and over again!
½ cup dehydrated soy curls
2 cups vegetable broth
1 TBSP tamari
Herbamare or salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup onion, diced
¼ cup bell pepper, diced
3-4 “ajicitos” (sweet latin american peppers), diced (optional)
2 culantro leaves, chopped (optional)
1 TBSP tomato paste
1 cup white wine
6 garlic cloves, crushed
¼ tsp turmeric
1 Tbsp Grilling Chicken seasoning (Simply Organic)
2 cups medium or long grain brown rice
Cilantro to taste
Rehydrate the soy curls in the vegetable broth and tamari for 15 minutes.
Drain the soy curls and reserve the liquid to cook the rice.
Dice the soy curls small and season with salt and pepper or Herbamare to taste.
Sauté the onion, bell pepper, ajicitos, and culantro at medium heat for 5 minutes.
Add the tomato paste and soy curls to the pan and mix well with the vegetables.
Cook for 3 minutes.
Add the rest of the ingredients except the cilantro.
Bring to a low boil, lower to medium low, and cover.
Cook for 40 minutes.
Stir and add cilantro. Serve.
Vegan Bacon Bits
Meat Alternatives, Side Dishes
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 25 min Difficulty: Easy
Soy Curls are a very versatile product. This quick and easy recipe can be used as a topping for salads, scramble tofu and many other dishes.
4 oz (About 2 cups Butler Foods Soy Curls dehydrated)
or 10 ounces extra firm tofu, drained
2 TBSP nutritional yeast
4 TBSP maple syrup
A few dashes of liquid smoke
4 TBSP low sodium Tamari
3 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
Break the Soy Curls into smaller pieces and cover with water for 10 min to re-hydrate.
If using tofu, drain well and cut into small cubes.
In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients except Soy Curls and whisk.
Add the Soy Curls and combine well.
Bake at 425F for about 25 minutes or until crisp but not burned.
Stir half way through baking.
I prefer to use the Soy Curls instead of tofu for their texture and quicker preparation.
Butler Foods has additional recipe ideas on their website.