I've been doing a lot less meat in my dinners lately. I usually have enough protein by adding legumes instead. But, this is my favorite vegetarian dinner by far. It's easy and filling too. Just delicious. It takes about 15 minutes for chopping and you can literally add any vegetables you want. Although, if you have things like broccoli and cauliflower on hand, just blanch them for a minute before stir frying them.
2 cups of chopped or sliced vegetables (kept uniform in size)
1 T. olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 jalapeno, diced finely
2 compari tomatoes, or 1 medium tomato, cored and diced
1/2 cup cooked white or brown rice
1 tsp of kosher salt
1/2 tsp. of black pepper
My favorite mix of vegetables for this dish are red pepper, mushrooms, pea pods, onion and zucchini.
Place skillet on stove top, turn to medium heat. Add oil and let heat until hot and add vegetables, sitr. Turn heat to medium low after 5 minutes. Add in jalapeno, stir again. Let cook for another 2 minutes. Add garlic and toss. Add chopped tomatoes and turn stove off. Add rice, salt & pepper, and stir again. Let sit another minute and transfer to plate.
By the way, this is a very low calorie dinner. But, by no means does it taste low calorie. Does it look like you'll be deprived?