My Rice And Vegetable Mix Recipe

Veggie Rice 6

I don’t know if you know this about me yet, but I’m a healthy eater. Yes, I like my deserts which recipes I like to post here at times, but I’m a no processed food woman, and I have to thank my mother for this and the way she brought me up.

So, today I wanted to share with you a vegetarian recipe that ALL of you can eat, whether you’re a vegetarian or not.

This is a nice spring dish that you can enjoy, that will fill you up, while it’s healthy.

I’ve taken some step by step pictures of this dish the last time I’ve made it about 2 weeks ago. It’s been a while since I have featured a recipe on this blog, so here it’s my rice and vegetable mix recipe good and healthy at the same time.

Remember that you can always adapt a recipe to your own specific taste by adding, changing or extracting some of the ingredients. It’s up to you.

Ingredient for my rice and vegetable mix

  • On small Onion
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 3 large  fresh tomatoes
  • 5 or 6 Chard leaves
  • 3 Leeks
  • 1 large green paper
  • 1 large Red paper
  • 3 japapeño pepers (they are spicy peppers)
  • 1 can of Red or black beans
  • 2 cups of rice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • one bag of chicken bouillon
  • Water

This is a 30 minute preparation recipe.

Veggie Rice 1

Wash and cut all the vegetables in small pieces, including the onion and garlic gloves.  Pour 3 or 4 table spoons of olive oil in a large deep pan and let it heat up.

Veggie Rice 2

When the oil is hot, pour the onion, garlic and peppers and stir evenly. Cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes.  When the peppers look a bit cooked, add the rest of the vegetables. Stir and cover for 2 to 3 minutes on low heat, and then stir again for a minute or two.

Veggie Rice 3

Add some pepper and salt and add the beans, and stir everything together again.

Veggie Rice 4

Rinse the rice thoroughly in a colander and add to the vegetable mix. mix the rice really well to the veggie mixture, and then add the chicken bouillon and enough water to cover the vegetables and rice, but not too much.

You may have to add water if you see that the rice is still not quite cooked.

Veggie Rice 5

Cover with a lid and let cook until the rice is fully cooked and the water has been all absorbed.

Veggie Rice 6

When cooked, let sit for 30 to 40 minutes before serving.

Bon appetit and enjoy! Let me know what you think in the comment area below!

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25 Comments

  • Carol LynnTwitter: carollynnrivera says:

    Yum, that looks good Sylviane! I love rice, beans and vegetables. I make a lot of this type of thing but in Spanish/Latin variations. I like to make arroz con pollo with is a lot like this but with chicken. I like the idea of cooking everything together, it’s easy and it sounds delicious! I am also like you, a fan of fresh food and not processed food. I think dessert is my biggest weakness but otherwise I like to buy fresh food and cook it myself with good ingredients! I really enjoy your recipes, keep ’em coming!
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Ah Carol, it looks like it took food to make you come out of the wood work this week 🙂

      I usually post my desert recipes so this time it’s a bit different. Sometimes I make the same thing with chicken or even fish and sea food which makes it really look like paella.

      I’m glad you enjoyed this 🙂

      Have a great week end!

  • Lisa Magoulas says:

    OOOHHH Sylviane, this is right up my alley! I can’t wait to try it. YUM. It also looks like it makes enough for when company comes over. Do you serve it with red wine or white wine? Thanks for sharing. I’m going to print this right now. Warmest regards, Lisa

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Lisa,

      I’m so glad you seem to like this. I serve this with red wine, but I’m sure it could go with white as well. I’m just a red wine kind of girl 🙂

      Hope you try it and enjoy it! Let me know 🙂

  • Barbara CharlesTwitter: BarbaraCharlesl says:

    Sounds absolutely delicious. Sometimes I like dishes like this because it’s quick, tasty and healthy. Thanks for sharing. I’m always looking for something different to serve the family. We get tired of the same old thing and rice is a big staple around here.
    Barbara
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hey Barbara,

      So glad you like this. If you like rice and veggies you should love this dish, and yes it’s healthy too.

      Hope you try it and let me know 🙂

  • Shalu Sharma says:

    I love it. In fact, I make a lot of this but with different vegetables and my family love it. I have not tried with beans before but I think I might try it. In Hindi, we call this vegetable mix the “biryani”. Thanks for this brilliant recipe.

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Shalu,

      How interesting that you make this kind of dish in Indiana. I like it because it’s easy and healthy too.

      Thanks for coming by and enjoying 🙂

    • Partha Mandal says:

      Looking yummy !!!!! It will be definitely added to our hotel menu soon. Although visitors love our dining facilities a lot but still we want to offer them more and more option from all over the world.

      • Sylviane Nuccio says:

        Well, that’s great to hear. Let me know how it goes for you.

        Thanks for coming 🙂

  • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

    That does sound good Sylviane! Mom and I might have to give this a go. Change up what we’ve been eating so this add a little something to the mix. I love vegetables, most beans and rice.

    Thanks for sharing this with us and I love your recipes.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Adrienne,

      I’m glad you want to give a try to this one. It’s delicious and I’m sure you’ll like it both of you 🙂 Let me know.

      Have a great week end!

  • Donna MerrillTwitter: donna_tribe says:

    Hi Sylviane

    I’ll take this over dessert anytime! Being a vegetarian I always like a new recipe. I’ve added it to my recipe folder on my computer. It is rare when I can get something new and different to add on.

    I do appreciate this one because I’m a “No Processed Woman” myself. We talk about feeding our subconscious and conscious minds, learning new techniques, but what people do forget is how they eat!

    It is important to feed your body well because it is all part of our successful journey. Processed foods slow you down. There is no nutritional value and the chemicals in it can make you brain dead lol!

    What a refreshing post!
    Donna
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Donna,

      I’m so glad you could add this recipe to your folder 🙂

      You are so right, processed food is just NOT good for you, and I am simply amazed at how people are eating processed food everyday and feel like it’s OK. This a sad American truth, so to speak.

      You even have those stupid diet commerciasl where they tell you that you will receive your meals through the mail. Gosh, don’t people understand that these types of meals are pure processed garbage? You don’t need this to lose weight!

      I was so fortunate to have a mother who feed her kids with pure fresh and organic products, and my health today is a direct reflection of that. And not only that but it truly educated me to do the same – never use processed food or to the bare minimum.

      I’m so glad you a natural food kind of girl 🙂

  • Jeremy Norton says:

    This looks absolutely healthy. It’s like a paella with a veggie twist.

  • Partha Mandal says:

    Looking yummy !!!!! It will be definitely added to our hotel menu soon. Although visitors love our dining facilities a lot but still we want to offer them more and more option from all over the world.

  • Annie AndréTwitter: annieandrehacks says:

    Yummy Sylviane. I am with you on processed foods. The only processed foods I eat now are bread and pasta because I love them and yes it they are considered processed unless they are made with whole grains.
    Going to try this recipe out especially now that the warmer temperature is coming and more fresh produce will be here soon. MMMMM..
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Annie,

      I’m glad you want to try out this recipe. Let me know how it goes.

      I’m basically like you on processed food, bread, pasta, sometimes white rice, but other than that, I’m anti-process food meals. Can’t stand them 🙂

      Thanks for coming over to my blog today 🙂

  • Simona says:

    I`ve been meaning to make a change in the way I eat, this including researching for the best healthy receipes. Oh, your mix sounds marvellous! The black beans and the rice, along with the chicken bouillon must mix heavenly.

  • Michael Belk says:

    Sylviane, I forgot you have this blog. It is more fitting for my new blog. The dish looks great. I would love to try this dish.

    I am trying to follow the Paleo diet, but it is real restrictive however, I can use some parts of it.

    Thanks

  • David Tucker says:

    Mmm, it sounds pretty simple and looks incredibly tasty. By the way, judging by the main ingredients, this recipe is rather healthy, isn’t it? Adding to my brief list of recipes which I sometimes use to surprise girls) Thank you

  • Manish Kataria says:

    A very simple, colorful & healthy recipe.

  • Jack says:

    Your Rice And Vegetable Mix Recipe are really sound good and all of the ingredients of its are totally health effective. I’m willing to make it at my home and I hope I will able to make it successfully. Thanks

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