I use a rice cooker to cook my rice so that I don’t have to babysit it. I throw the bouillon in with the rice while it cooks. When it’s done, I add the other stuff.
If I’m looking for a Mexican-style flavor, I will use the Herdez Guac salsa. If I’m looking more for an Indian-style flavor, I’ll use Patak’s Jalfrezi Curry sauce with garbanzos (aka chickpeas). If I’m looking more for a Southeast Asian-style flavor, I’ll use soybeans and a teriyaki sauce.
I’m not sure what the nutritional info on a serving would be, but I find this makes a pretty hearty bowl of food. It’s fast, inexpensive, and ingredients (except maybe the sauces — but get what you’re comfortable with) are all individually supposed to be pretty good for you.
One person could refrigerate the unused portion and eat this for lunch for 3–5 days probably, depending on the quantity consumed per meal.
Pour the water into the pan of a bread machine, then sprinkle in the yeast and sugar. Let the mixture sit in the bread machine until a creamy foam forms on top of the water, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle in the salt, then add olive oil, thyme, garlic powder, rosemary, and flour. Set the machine for light crust setting, and start the machine.
Blend everything using a hand blender and poor over cooked pasta. I’ve mixed it successfully with both whole wheat penne rigate and whole wheat rigatoni. I think the tomatoes add a welcome flavor, but also (along with the olive oil) thin the sauce out a bit, making it less of an immovable congealed blob if I end up refrigerating some of it.
12 oz. package of tofu (crumble into feta-like consistency)
When I prepared this, I thawed the spinach for about an hour until I could cut it into strips and lined the bottom of the pot with those spinach strips. I also added a small amount of sauce. I then put strips of the pasta on top of the spinach for the first layer. For the next layer, I used some more pasta sauce and about half the mushrooms I had before adding another layer of pasta. For the next layer I used tofu and the vegan “beef” crumble. On the top layer, I added the rest of the mushrooms. This would probably be great with black olives and other greens such as kale.
This took about two hours to cook on high. I didn’t babysit it, though, so it might have been done before that. I used uncooked noodles and was concerned that they wouldn’t cook. This concern was unfounded, though, as they ended up cooking fine.
Directions: Combine ingredients in Soyajoy G4 Soy Milk Maker. Push the “Soaked Beans” button. Use the strainer that comes with the machine to strain out most of the okara. I like to save the okara and add it to mashed potatoes.