Quick and Easy Mediterranean Rice Pilaf – Vegan Rice Dish made in less than 20 minutes. Special thanks to Veetee for sponsoring this post.
Today we’re sharing our Quick and Easy Mediterranean Rice Pilaf. It’s so delicious. I serve it with pitas, Israeli Pepper Salad, Shopska Salad, olives and hummus. We’ll be sharing our recipes for those soon, so be sure to check back for the links! Our family loves rice. It’s a staple in our home and we use it in many different recipes and completely different ways. Our daughter will ask for rice often and sometimes she wants it right away, who has time to wait 20 minutes when you want it now? Veetee rice can be cooked in 2 minutes and she’s happy as can be, almost instantly, when her rice is done.
While we like to enjoy plain rice, we love rice with flavor! I love adding fresh vegetables and proteins to our rice. I tend to keep our rice dishes vegetarian or vegan. Whenever we do a meatless meal or meatless Monday, rice is always in our meal. It’s filling and delicious, who doesn’t love rice? It’s extremely versatile in savory and sweet dishes. Most often your baby’s first food will be a rice cereal. We were so excited when we first gave our daughter actual rice. She loved it then and she still loves it now.
Veetee rice is shelf stable for 12 months and comes in 12 different flavors!
GMO-free is what everyone looks for these days and Veetee rice IS GMO-free! As well as gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan friendly. The contains are recyclable and BPA-free. I was just shopping at Shoprite the other day and spotted them 3/$5! You can also find them at Wegmans, Kroger, Walmart and other food markets in the USA.
Since 1987, Veetee’s sole passion has been a hunger to produce great quality food. From our first site in London (UK) to the international customers we satisfy everyday throughout the US and UK, we always go that extra mile to create products which not only taste amazing, but help to make your life that bit easier, too. Veetee donated roughly 80,000 trays (about 160,000 servings) of shelf stable, microwaveable rice to the Community FoodBank of NJ, part of Feeding America during the holidays. http://www.feedingamerica.org/
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1/2 red bell pepper , chopped
- 1/2 green bell pepper , chopped
- 1/2 yellow pepper , chopped
- 1/2 red pepper , chopped
- 1 medium onion , chopped
- 1 clove garlic , minced
- 1 package Veetee Basmati Rice
- 1 teaspoon tomato paste
- 1 cup chickpeas
- salt to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 small tomato , chopped
- parsley , garnish
In a large skillet saute the peppers, onions and garlic with olive oil.
Once tender add in the rice, tomato paste and chickpeas.
Mix all together and add in paprika, salt to taste.
Top with fresh chopped tomatoes and garnish with parsley.
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