• This is a fun family meal that lets you use your creativity and tailor the meal to your own individual tastes. It's a great way to sneak in whatever veggies your family likes. TIP: Use instant rice in place of uncooked rice if you're pressed for time.

Ingredients

  • 1 C. uncooked brown rice
  • 2 1/2 C. water
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 C. chow mein noodles** (I used La Choy-no hydrogenated oils!)
  • 1 1/4 C. peas
  • 1 C. mandarin oranges, pineapple chunks or peach pieces
  • 1 C. red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 C. shredded non-dairy cheese
  • optional: shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • Island Sauce* to drizzle (directions below)
  • Island Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1 can (14 oz.) coconut milk
  • 1/2 C. tahini
  • 2 tsp. tamari or nama shoyu
  • 1 tsp. agave nectar
5 (Rated by 2 moms)
PREP TIME 10 Min READY IN 55 Min
SERVINGS 4
MAIN INGREDIENT Rice/Grain
MEAL/COURSE Dinner

Preparation

  1. Step 1. Cook the rice according to package directions, adding the 1/2 tsp. salt to the boiling water.
  2. Step 2. Place the noodles, peas, fruit, peppers, cheese and optional coconut in small serving bowls.
  3. Step 3. Put the tahini coconut sauce (recipe below) in a bowl with a spoon to drizzle.
  4. Step 4. Once the rice is ready, place that in a serving bowl with the fixin's all around it. (Fruits, nuts or raisins are all great with this recipe, find a combination that fits your family!)
  5. Step 5. Make everything accessible and easy to assemble so people can pick and choose what they want on their "sundaes". Drizzle the sauce on top.
  6. **Omit show mein noodles for a gluten-free version.
  7. *Island Sauce
  8. Directions:
  9. Step 1. In food processor or blender, combine coconut milk, tahini, tamari and agave.
  10. Step 2. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as you go.

Rating

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