Red & Green Make Good Rice!
2 tablespoons of olive oil
3 full cups of water
a handful of fresh spinach (washed)
6-8 sun dried tomatoes, or more if desired (presoaked and ready)
fresh or powdered garlic (about 2 teaspoons)
optional: flax seeds (about 2 teaspoons)
optional: 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of sea salt
dash of cilantro
3 full cups of rice (I used white jasmine)
optional: quick splash of hot sauce
2 teaspoons of green onions finely chopped
In a large pot, pour the olive oil and add the garlic just enough to get it tender, then add the water, and add the rice -- set on medium-high.
Meantime, in a food processor, blender or by hand, process the spinach with the sun dried tomatoes until its finely chopped. Add a bit of water if necessary to process easily. Add mixture to the rice and stir in remaining ingredients, except the green (spring) onions. Mix well.
After its boiling and the water is barely covering the rice, cover the pot and set the heat to the lowest option and leave covered for 20 minutes. After the twenty minutes, turn it off and remove the pot from the burner (if you have electric) & let it sit for a few more minutes still covered, then remove the lid and view your beautiful rice. When served, sprinkle the spring onion on top.
The colors and taste will be outstanding. I made this up recently when I couldnt think of what to do! On the side I served vegan breaded tofu that I dipped in non dairy yogurt & then in vegan bread crumbs, and I fried in very little olive oil. It was delicious. Enjoy!