Rich in fiber, bursting with flavorful vegetables, and with added protein of your choice, this Brown Rice Asopao is your new comfort dish.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword brown rice pottage, brown rice risotto, brown rice vegan asopao, healty asopao
Prep Time 1hour10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 1hour30minutes
Author Clara Gonzalez
3cupsof brown rice
5tablespoonsof olive oil
3garlic cloves, sliced
1large red onion, cubed
1medium carrot, cubed
1medium zucchini, cubed
1cupof boiled black beansstill firm (see notes)
3cupsof tomato, cubed
1red bell pepper, diced
1 ½teaspoonof salt(or more, to taste)
Soak rice: Place the rice in a bowl and add water to it. Let it rest for 2 hours.
Cook vegetables: In a thick-bottom pot heat the oil over very low heat. Add garlic and onion and cook and stir for a minute.Add carrots, zucchini, beans, tomato, bell pepper, and cook and stir for a minute.
Season: Add 1 ½ teaspoon of salt, and a pinch of pepper.
Cook rice: Drain the water from the rice. Set the rice aside and add the water to the pot with the vegetables.When the pot breaks the boil, add the rice. Cook over medium heat for 7 minutes. Lower the heat to the lowest setting.
Simmer: If you want to add shrimp or chicken, do now.Cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer until the rice has opened and it has your preferred consistency. Taste and add salt to taste if you find it necessary.
Serve: This dish goes great with a few slices of avocado.
This is a vegan dish, but you can add shrimp (raw, peeled), or chicken (supermarket rotisserie, boned, shredded) if you wish. The recipe will indicate when to add them.