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Moe? What Time Will Dinner Be Ready? Ridiculously Easy Red Beans and Rice

Ridiculously Easy Red Beans & Rice

A Vegan Twist on a Nawlins Classic

* Inspiration: I found the weirdest thing in a kitchen cabinet the other day… TVP! 

TVP stands for Textured Vegetable Protein and is basically dehydrated defatted soy flour and is a good meat substitute because it has no fat. I had never cooked with TVP before but it caught my eye at the grocery store and i decided to give it a whirl. It ended up being a really easy and pretty delicious new house fave!

Since I had never cooked with TVP before I decided to check out the Bob’s Red Mill website for some recipe help and this Red Beans and Rice recipe was my inspiration.

Here is my limited-college-kid-kitchen version:

What You Need:

  • 2 Cans of any kind of beans you want (they dont actually have to be red- I went with Kidney Beans)
  • I Onion
  • 2 Medium Tomatoes
  • 6 Cloves of Garlic
  • 3 Cups of Water
  • 2 Cups of TVP
  • 1 Tbsp. Cumin
  • Cayenne Pepper To Taste
  • Red Pepper Flakes To Taste
  • Cajun Seasonings
  • 2 Cups Brown Rice

The Cooking:

  1. Dice the Onion, Tomatoes, and Garlic while bringing water to a boil. After the water reaches a rolling boil, add the diced veggies and let boil until tender.
  2. In a separate pot begin cooking your rice.
  3. Reduce heat and add Beans, TVP, and Seasonings. Cook for about 15 min.
  4. Mix cooked rice and beans together