Recipe by Lani Muelrath
Friend of Miyoko’s Kitchen, Lani Muelrath, is an award-winning, nationally recognized presenter and speaker who brings a passion about the plant-based, vegan, active, mindful living to the stage. Lani shares her simple yet completely satisfying recipe for Golden Turmeric Rice topped with a little smoky Aged English Smoked Farmhouse vegan cheese. A recipe from her book, The Plant-Based Journey, Lani recommends pairing this dish with a luscious fresh green salad.
Golden Turmeric Rice with Smoked Farmhouse
I’ve always considered raisins and rice to be perfect taste companions. This simple recipe brings the combination to dinner, spicing it up with an antioxidant all-star: turmeric powder. The addition of chickpeas creates a robust presentation, a filling main dish.
With a few recently purchased packages of MK Smoked Farmhouse - one of my favorites - I was inspired to add a bit of it's creamy, smoky qualities to my recipe. Once the dish was cooked, just before serving I folded in the cheese - spectacular, as expected! You can easily add more than I did if you like a richer finished product, or even fold it in in chunks rather than grated for a different effect.
Place all the ingredients except the cheese in a 1 1/2-quart or larger rice cooker, stir, place the lid on the cooker, and cook according to your model’s instructions.
When the rice is done, fold in the cheese. Serve.
We had the pleasure of having Lani as a special guest on our Facebook Live series where she assisted Miyoko in making orecchiette pasta while they chatted about healthy living, being vegan & more!
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