Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Rice + Vegetables
2½ cups basmati rice
1-4 Tbsp coconut oil, for frying
1 large red onion, peeled and roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp ground ginger powder
¾ cup fennel, diced
4 bok choy leaves, roughly chopped
¾ cup leek, roughly chopped
1 cup cauliflower, florets roughly chopped
1 cup purple cabbage, roughly chopped
1 cup broccoli, florets roughly chopped
1 medium carrot, diced
1 large corn, scrape kernels off
1 tsp ground turmeric powder
1 tsp chinese five spice
½ Tbsp tamari, gluten free
Gluten free soy sauce* to season.
⅓ cup gluten free soy sauce, i use 'Bragg’s All Purpose Seasoning from Soy Protein’
Fill a medium/large pot with filtered water half way, bring to the boil.
Add rice and boil for 9-10 minutes uncovered until al dente or soft to the bite. Making sure not to over cook the rice, you don’t want it gluggy.
Drain rice through a strainer and set aside.
Rice + Vegetables
Prepare all vegetables as per ingredient instructions and set aside in a large bowl.
Using a large wok, heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil until melted.
Sauté onion, minced garlic, garlic powder and ginger, on high heat, together for 1-2 minutes or until clear and browned.
Add all chopped vegetables to the wok and another 1 tbsp of coconut oil.
Sauté vegetables on med-high heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding more coconut oil if mixture begins to stick.
If the sauce has thickened, take off heat and set aside.
Add cooked rice, half at a time, folding through the vegetables.
Gently stir the rice, lift mixture up with your spatula and let it fall back down, ensuring not to make the rice too sticky, you want it to remain fluffy.
Pour in sauce, gently incorporating into the rice and vegetables.
Stir through turmeric, five spice and tamari.
Add more soy sauce to season, approx. 1-2 tablespoons all up.
Cook and stir rice for a further 5-10 minutes on medium-high heat or until cooked through.
Serve and Enjoy!
*I use ‘Braggs All Purpose Seasoning from Soy Aminos’ for my soy sauce. It’s gluten free. I found mine from my local health food store, you may also find it online. Use any gluten free soy sauce or soy aminos. I generally sprinkle more soy sauce every so often for more flavour whilst cooking the rice and vegetables together, season to your taste. Store leftovers in an airtight container, refrigerated for up to 2-4 days.