Quick rice or pasta blend

When I’m in a hurry or don’t feel like cooking for hours, I usually use a recipe like this one…

Cook rice or pasta

(meat if you’re a meat eater)


1 carrot

1 celery stalk

1/2-1 onion

1 bell pepper or jalepeno depending on desired spice

1 zucchini

Add a couple tbsp olive oil, carrot, onion and celery in medium fry pan on low-med heat. Cook for about 5-7 min until veggies are slightly tender (I’ve read that it’s not good to eat completely softened vegetables because they lose their nutritional value. As a general rule, I cook until they’re about 1/2 soft.)  Add zucchini and carrot and cook another 3-5 min until zucchini and pepper are softened.  Add salt/pepper to taste.  Add any sauce.  I usually use a chili sauce or teriyaki sauce.  Mix rice/pasta and veggies together and cook another minute or so to absorb the flavor of the sauce.  You can also add the sauce earlier to speed up the softening process of the veggies.  Serve immediately or cool and package for a quick lunch (like I usually have to do)


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