Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bowl of Confetti

This is one of my favorite meals.  I call it Bowl of Confetti because of all the colors from the veggies.  It's a pretty loose recipe, I just toss stuff in, and the amount of veggies I chop depends on how many people are going to eat it.  My family really enjoys this, it's super easy, and very versatile.  The flavor you end up with depends on what you like.  I usually just go with what is tickling my fancy at the moment.  So start with the basic ingredients, which I will list below. Then, you decide which flavor you're going with.

If you'd like an Asian flavor, mix in a little Chinese 5 spice, a splash of tamari (a gluten free, low sodium soy sauce), and top with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.

For southwest, mix a dash of cumin powder, some chopped fresh cilantro, and some salsa. I also like to add some chopped fresh jalapeno.

Sometimes I like to just mix in a little bit of Dijon mustard.  It gives the veggies just the right amount of kick.

There are times, like today, when all I want is a dash of salt and a little freshly ground pepper.

Here are the basic ingredients. These I always use, but I will add whatever else I feel like at the moment, or what I have around, like frozen peas, water chestnuts, fresh sugar peas, grape tomatoes, cucumber, carrot, yellow squash, zucchini, sweet red onion, garlic, etc.

-Beans, whatever variety you wish. I've used kidney, red, garbanzo, black, etc. If you're using canned beans, drain and rinse them.
-Cooked brown rice (without any butter or oil if you want to keep this fat free), enough for each serving to have 1/2 cup.
-Bell pepper, chopped. I like red best.
-Frozen corn, thawed under hot water

Mix it all together, and enjoy! Very healthful, and so yummy!


  1. That looks delicious but also very pretty!

  2. This looks so good! We loved having you join our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope to see you next week! -The Sisters