Curried Vegetable Rice
I am looking for vegetarian slow-cooker cook books and recipes. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!
For cookbooks, check garage sales, used book stores, and sale tables at retail book stores. I would also suggest joining some online discussion groups that focus on vegetarianism. They should be able to share some of their favorite recipes with you.
There is a webpage that features many vegetarian crockpot recipes. It is at http://southernfood.tqn.com/. Many other crockpot recipes can be found through the OAMC webpage, which can be reached through the Frugal Simple Life web site. Debi, the author of this webpage frequently contributes articles to "The Dollar Stretcher." Even if you don't want to do Once-A-Month-Cooking, this webpage will still be helpful.
Chop vegetables and lay on bottom of slow-cooker. Add tomatoes, seasonings, beans, and rice. Do not mix together. Turn slow-cooker to low and let cook 6-8 hours (I just let mine cook away until I get home from work and I've never had any problem with it cooking longer than the average time for comparable recipes in slow-cooker books). When you get home, stir mixture and return lid while you set table.
Soak beans overnight to reduce gas, if you like. Drain and rinse beans, discarding the ones that float. put the beans in the crockpot, then put the onion and garlic in on top of them. Add enough water to be twice the volume of the beans, and turn the slow-cooker on high for at least 4 hours, if the beans were soaked first, 6 hours, if they were not. Once the beans are cooked, but the water is still clear (add about a cup more hot water, if it is not clear) add the rice, and let cook for another 45 minutes to an hour, mix in the gravy-mix and green onions, and cook for another 15 minutes.
I have found this to be a very easy and delicious no-meat meal. I put it in a slow-cooker and leave it on low all day. It's fast, tasty, good for you, and it's pretty too!
Mix all together in a slow-cooker and leave all day.
Marie D. of Palouse, WA
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