Ok, so I've lacked the energy and motivation to write recipes the last few months but this one is really too good and too easy not to share. Thank my sense of duty.
I made this dish because I was after the health benefits of okra. Slimy yet delicious in the right dish.
This is easy, delicious, requires one pot or large skillet with lid and 30 minutes of your time. I made it completely up from scratch from the depths of my mind. Enjoy. Recipe down below.
Forgive the casual cell phone pics of the ingredients
Cajun seasoning not pictured
Instructional video here.
Total time: 30 minutes
Yields: 3-4 servings (3 medium servings or 4 small)
*You will need large sized skillet or pot with lid
**All proportions are approximated. Adjust to your preference and taste
1-2 spicy field roast sausages - chopped
1/3 or 1/2 lb of okra chopped into 1/2” pieces
1 cup white rice
10 oz sliced crimini mushrooms
1/3-1/2 lb shiitake mushrooms with stems trimmed
1/2 onion - chopped
14 oz veggie broth
1/2 cup water
1/4-1/3 cup vegan butter
Salt to taste as needed
Pepper to aste
Vegan chickenless seasoning to taste (I sprinkled 1 light layer)
Cajun seasoning to taste (I sprinkled a light layer. If you don't have this you can just sprinkle in a little paprika and cayenne pepper to taste. Go easy on the cayenne if you don't like spice)
Garlic powder to taste (I sprinkled 1 light layer)
2 -3 bay leaves
Dried thyme (sprinkle on before serving)
Optional: Rosemary as garnish
I cooked the vegan sausage first and set it aside just to get some nice color and ensure it doesn't get too mushy. But you can skip this part and throw it in the pot toward the end if you'd like to save some time.
In a large skillet or pot over medium heat cook down the crimini mushrooms. Once they begin to shrink and glisten add some cooking oil. Throw in the onions and cook a few minutes, then the okra and shiitake. Stir and cook a few minutes to soften. Add the butter, then the rice, veggie broth and water. Reference video below. If too thick you can add a little more water to dilute.
Add seasonings to taste and bay leaves. You can sprinkle in some dried thyme now to incorporate it into the flavors and sprinkle some more when done cooking. Bring to boil and reduce to low heat.
Cook on stove top covered for about 20-25 minutes. Garnish with herbs of choice before serving. I used rosemary.
Voila! Enjoy this super easy and delicious meal. Snap a pic for the gram and tag me @jengo.daily or #jengo.daily . Thank you for visiting and see you next time!
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