Basic Vegan Rice

Basic Brown Rice  1 cup brown rice  2 cups water ½ teaspoon salt (optional) Rinse rice well in a colander with water and drain. Bring water to boil and add rice. Cover and lower heat to simmer and cook for 40 minutes. Keep rice covered and don’t check on it. Turn off heat and let […]

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Vegan Hot Rice with Fresh Vegetables

This dish is like a warm salad. The warm rice over the crunchy fresh vegetables is delectable. If you do not have bean juice to use in this recipe, you can use the tomatoes to add moisture to the dish.   2 cups brown rice  4 cups water   1 cup bean broth, preferably from white beans* […]

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Vegan Green Rice

A colorful and healthy change to regular rice.  2 cups water  1 cup long grain brown rice  ½ teaspoon salt (use less if vegetable broth contains salt)  1 clove garlic, minced   ½ cup arugula or spinach, baby, chopped Dash of freshly ground pepper  In a saucepan, bring water to a boil and add rice. Then […]

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Vegan Lemon Rice

Try this lemon-flavored rice with roasted or grilled asparagus—wonderful and fresh!   1 cup long grain white rice  1½ cups water 1 teaspoons salt (use less if vegetable broth contains salt)  1 tablespoon lemon juice 3 teaspoons lemon zest 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste Place rice in saucepan with […]

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Vegan Orzo & White Rice with Fresh Salsa

The addition of a colorful, fresh salsa brightens up this dish. You can use your favorite store-bought variety as an alternative, but you might end up with pink rice.   1 tablespoon canola oil    ½ cup orzo 1 cup white rice 2 cups water  ½ teaspoon salt  Fresh Salsa 1 jalapeño, seeded, diced 1 tomato, […]

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Vegan Rice Pilaf

1 tablespoon canola oil  1 cup white rice*   1½ cups water   ½ cup onion, finely minced   ½ teaspoon salt, to taste    ½ cup raisins, soaked in cold water for 10 minutes, drained   ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted   Freshly ground pepper   2 tablespoons almonds, toasted and chopped, for topping […]

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Fresh Vegan Salsa Rice

This is an old recipe that a friend from Mexico gave me years ago. You will love it.  1 tablespoon oil   1 cup white rice* 2 tablespoons onions, diced 1 garlic clove, minced (optional)    1-1½ cups water   1 jalapeño, seeded, minced      1 tablespoon parsley, chopped  ½ teaspoon salt, to taste  1 small tomato, diced […]

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Easy Vegan Spanish Rice

This is so quick to throw together and the results are splendidly spicy.   1 tablespoon oil or ¼ cup vegetable broth  1 red bell pepper, finely chopped    1 jalapeño pepper, seeded, finely diced     ¼ cup onion, diced     ¼ cup celery, diced     ¼ cup carrots, diced     1 cup long grain rice […]

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Vegan Spinach Rice

An easy meal to create with a truly excellent flavor. Kids even like spinach rice if it is not too spicy with red pepper flakes and jalapeño. Serve with beans of any kind. Keeps well in the refrigerator for leftovers, which can be used to make Stuffed Bell Peppers (page 129) the next night.   2 […]

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Vegan Wild & Brown Rice with Corn

½ cup wild rice ½ cup brown rice  2 tablespoons canola oil or ¼ cup vegetable broth  ½ cup shallots, diced     2¼ cups vegetable broth  1-2 teaspoons Deb’s Seasoning     1 cup corn, fresh or frozen    Salt to taste (Use less if your vegetable broth contains salt)     ½ cup parsley, chopped     ½ […]

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Deborah Brutsché believes in uncomplicated meals. Through the power of simple and satisfying recipes, Deborah has created a connection for people who are on a journey to healthier living by choosing a diet that is free of animal products. She gladly embraced the challenge of giving her traditional, Southernstyle cooking a vegan twist. Deborah was influenced by her mother’s and grandmother’s family recipes.

Raising a family in Dallas and now living in Austin, Texas, her cooking is influenced by the distinctive flavors of the Southern U.S. and Mexico and new influences from her multi-cultural family.