Find VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on TwitterFind VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on FacebookFind VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on InstagramFind VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on YouTube

All recipes are deliciously vegan.

Ash's Mega Red Rice

gluten free
wheat free
1 spoon difficulty rating

45 minutes, less if using ready-cooked rice

The serving portions are quite generous so reduce quantities if appropriate

Serves: 4-5

Ash's Mega Red Rice

This is a recipe created after I decide I needed to up my complex carb and veggie intake whilst training for a half marathon. If you can manage it, use wholegrains like brown rice. Although they take longer to cook, they are slow release (low GI) so keep the blood sugar steady. That means you stay full for longer - and more importantly, your energy levels stay steady for longer!

The recipe makes 4-5 generous portions so halve or quarter the quantities if you prefer.

Read my blog entry here.

Ingredients: 

  • 200g raw rice, brown or white (OR use ready-cooked brand like Tilda or Sainsbury, sold in sachets - you'll need about 1-2 sachets)
  • Half a large cabbage (chopped finely)
  • 1 beetroot (uncooked, grated)
  • Tin of sweetcorn
  • Tin of kidney beans or other pulses of choice. Aduki beans, black beans or whole lentils would all work well
  • Small handful sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil: plain, rapeseed or olive - OR oil spray
  • Half a bunch of spring onions (chopped)
  • Lemon or lime
  • Vegan stock cube, eg Green Oxo
  • Soya sauce to taste - any will do but the nicest is the properly brewed type, eg Sanchi, Clearspring, Essential or Kikoman

 

Method: 

1.If using ready-cooked brown rice go to stage 3. Otherwise: boil the rice in plenty of water (brown rice needs more water and more time). Add the stock cube .

2. After about 15 minutes, dry fry the sesame seeds in a separate pan until they seem to be just starting to burn (this makes the flavour come through). Then add a splash of oil and the spring onions. After the onions have browned, throw in the cabbage and beetroot, continue frying.

3. By now the rice should be nearly ready. Drain and add to the kidney beans - or microwave the ready-made rice to the beans if that's your option - don't forget to add the stock cube! Add the sweetcorn to the cabbage. Add the rice/bean mix to the cabbage mix. Stir the whole lot together, and add soya sauce to taste. Serve with the lemon or lime wedges.

Share on FacebookShare on Twitter

Did you know that Vegan Recipe Club is run by a charity?

Viva! is a UK-registered charity which educates people about the realities of factory farming and how it impacts our health, the planet and animals. Vegan Recipe Club is part of our project to make going – and staying – vegan really easy by providing amazing recipes which make even meat-eaters’ mouths water!

We’re doing it because veganism saves animals, protects our planet and is better for the environment and your health.

We don’t receive any government funding. We can only keep going with YOUR help. Please consider donating to Viva! to help us continue to offer these life-saving services.

New recipes

Displaying 1 - 23 of 23
Pumpkin, Blue 'Cheese' & Walnut Pizza
A delicious way to use up pumpkin after Halloween. Enjoy this unusual twist on a classic dish :)See recipe »
Cherry & Almond Chocolate Brownies
These brownies are rich, moist, chocolatey and delicious! One of the Viva! staff said they were the best brownies they'd...See recipe »
Creamy Cashew & Tofu Curry
This is a lovely rich and creamy curry, full of flavour and protein. It's easy to make and could be...See recipe »
Potatas Bravas
This classic Spanish tapas dish is soo delicious and easy too! Serve it with a green salad and it feels...See recipe »
Coffee-poached Figs with Orange & Hazelnuts
Taken from 15 Minute Vegan: On a Budget by Katy Beskow (Quadrille £15) Photography ©Dan Jones 'This is one of...See recipe »
Root Vegetable Bhuna
Taken from 15 Minute Vegan: On a Budget by Katy Beskow (Quadrille £15) Photography ©Dan Jones I always roast up...See recipe »
Cinnamon, Vanilla & Peanut Butter Popcorn
Oh wow we love this popcorn... it's so addictive so watch out!See recipe »
Chocolate Mug Cake
If you've never made a mug cake before then you'll be blown away with how well it works and how...See recipe »
Quick Banana Fritters
This recipe is so quick and easy but creates a really tasty, indulgent sweet treat!See recipe »
Simple Chilli
This is a great one for making at the start of the week and freezing for quick meals!See recipe »
One Pot Pad Thai
One pot, lots of yummy ingredients, ready in 10 minutes... need we say more!?See recipe »
Overnight Oats
A very quick, healthy and hearty breakfast which can be made the night before. Get creative with the flavours and...See recipe »
White Wine Lentils with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & 'Crème Fraîche'
These are not just any old lentils... this is a truly delicious dish and a complete meal in itself, inspired...See recipe »
Butternut Squash Risotto
This is comfort food at its best! Sweet, caramelised butternut squash, white wine and sage create the perfect, indulgent dish :)See recipe »
Spinach & 'Feta' Filo Triangles
These little triangles of crunchy deliciousness never disappoint and they are a lot easier to make than they look. The...See recipe »
Sweet Potato & Artichoke Salad with Basil Oil
This salad is absolutely packed with flavour from the sweetness of the sweet potato and the saltiness of the grilled...See recipe »
Avocado Wings with Ranch Dip
These wings are a signature dish down at MNB and have been featured on our menu from day one. The...See recipe »
Fruity FroYo
This is a fresh, zingy and healthy dessert which can be made in just 5 minutes!See recipe »
Fast & Healthy Burgers
Quick, healthy and very tasty... perfect for a hearty meal on the go!See recipe »
Vegetable Paella
This paella dish is colourful and hearty with an incredible combination of flavours. It has a bit of everything you...See recipe »
Vegan White Chocolate & Raspberry Baked Cheesecake
This is a truly indulgent, decadent cake which goes down an absolute treat with all who receive it! All the...See recipe »
Yuzu Chocolate Cake
Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit with a lemony-orange flavour that’s very popular in Japan and goes well with sweet...See recipe »
Roasted Tofu & Sweet Potato Rendang Curry
A firm favourite at all our vegan supper clubs. You will struggle not to eat this as you go along...See recipe »