Today on Cooking with Sensei, we’re going vegetarian style with a veggie jambalaya! This dish is filling and packed with great carbohydrates, protein and more. It’s gonna knock your socks off!
Cooking With Sensei – Vegetable Jambalaya
- 1 1/2 cups of peeled and diced eggplant
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 1/2 teaspoons of paprika
- pinch of freshly cracked pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt-free Mrs. Dash
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground sage
- 1/2 cup of diced onions
- 1/2 cup of diced celery
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 cup of diced zucchini
- 1/2 cups of diced tomatoes
- 3/4 cup sliced bell peppers
- 1 clove of minced fresh garlic
- 1/2 cup of cooked & rinsed black beans
- 1 cup low sodium vegetable stock
- 1/4 teaspoon of paprika
- Another pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- Pinch of saffron
- 2 cups of cooked brown rice
- 3 cups of black eyed peas boiled and drained
- Preheat oven 350, then lightly coat baking sheet with a small amount of olive oil.
- Dice up the eggplant into cubes.
- In a large bowl combine eggplant, olive oil, paprika, cracked pepper, sage, Mrs. Dash seasoning, cayenne pepper and ground sage. Mix well.
- Spread the seasoned eggplant mixture evenly over the baking sheet and roast about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
- Dice up onions, celery, zucchini, tomatoes, bell pepper and mince the garlic.
- In a large pan, sauté the onions and celery until translucent in olive oil. Then add zucchini, tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic and simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Now stir in beans, vegetable stock and paprika, cayenne, thyme, salt, saffron, and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
- Lastly, stir in eggplant mixture and rice into sautéed vegetables.
- It’s time to serve it up 3/4 cup of mixture in a soup bowl with half a cup of warm black eyed peas. Boom! A healthy, delicious meal, enjoy!
Add legumes to your meal for an excellent source of plant-based protein!
One cup of black eyed peas contains approximately 14 grams of protein! Chickpeas, lentils, peas, kidney beans and black beans are other great options for plant-based protein.
Check out the full video for my trick to dicing onions and tomatoes easily!
It’s super easy and if I can do it, anyone can do it!
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