Here is a great vegan recipe for all those who love spicy food. Full of the goodness of organic brown rice, paprika, cayenne, and lots of other spices which are full of antioxidants. Plus this cajun rice is very filling and will keep a person going for hours. If you love Cajun food you will love this rice.
7 - Cups of Cooked Organic Brown Rice - or 3 cups of uncooked rice for pressure cooker method.
2 - Large Organic Red Bell Peppers - Chopped Very Fine
2 - Cups of Organic Celery - Chopped
1 - Large Organic Yellow Onion - Chopped Very Fine
1 - Cup of Organic Green Onions - Chopped
1 - Medium Organic Tomato - Chopped
4 - Teaspoons of Organic Paprika Powder - Mild or Spicy
1/2 - Teaspoon of Organic Garlic Powder
6 - Cloves of Organic Garlic - Minced
2 - Cups of Organic Celery - Chopped
1 - Teaspoon of Organic Mild Chili Powder
1/2 - Teaspoon of Organic Black Pepper
1 - Teaspoon of Organic Dried Oregano Leaves - Crushed
1 - Teaspoon of Organic Ground Thyme
Spray Organic Olive Oil to Spray the Pan
Salt and Pepper to Taste
(Optional) - 1 - Teaspoon of Organic Cayenne Pepper - For those who like it spicy.
Filtered Water for Pressure Cooker Method
Traditional Method of Cooking
Take a large pan and spray the bottom of the pan with organic olive oil. Then take the onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic and sauté them in a large pan until the onions are translucent. Then add in all the spices and the tomato and cook until everything is incorporated and looking great. Add in the rice and mix well, with just a little bit of extra water to make everything mix evenly. Now is the time to add the cayenne if you want this rice spicy. Then let it cool a bit and add the chopped green onion—That's It.
Serves 12 people
Electric Pressure Cooker Method
Take 3 cups of uncooked rice, and add all the ingredients except the green onions. For 3 cups of rice you will need to add 4 cups of filtered water, then place your electric pressure cook on the setting for brown rice according to the directions for your pressure cooker. For my instant pot, it takes 34 minutes on low pressure— and I don't have to add any additional oil. And pressure cooking holds in more nutrients and vitamins than regular cooking. Once everything is cooked add the cayenne pepper and green onions—That's It.
I love my electronic pressure cooker - Wonderful!
Health Benefits of Organic Paprika
Paprika or Capsicum annuun as it's called goes back hundreds of years and it's made from a bunch of different types of peppers. In fact, there are about 12 different types of paprika but Hungarian paprika is probably the most well know. But all the types of paprika have the same healing qualities that are very important for healing disease.
Organic paprika lowers blood pressure, soothes the GI tract, it's full of great B-Vitamins for vitality and energy. It also contains lots of natural iron and helps to prevent osteoporosis, it slows the aging process, contains lots of vitamin C for preventing colds and flues, plus it anti-inflammatory and contains capsaicin which helps to increase blood flow by opening up blood vessels and relieve pain. Paprika is relaxing and helps a person get a good nights rest, prevents macular degeneration, and it's a good anti-bacterial agent. Plus paprika contains lots of powerful antioxidants, phytosterols, and Omega 3 and 6 oils to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and even cancer.
Remember to Eat Organic - Remember to eat organic regular food in the markets contain up to 6 cancer causing chemicals, 12 hormone-disrupting chemicals, and 10 more disease causing chemicals. So eat organic and stay healthy!
Enjoy This Very Tasty Rice!
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist
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