Sunday, August 5, 2007

Anything Goes Pasta

I love the weekend because I have more time to cook something other than steamed veges. I was craving some carbs, but still wanted it to be nutritious. This doesn't include exact measurements because I just threw it together depending on what was available in the fridge.
Anything Goes Pasta
1/2 cup pasta (brown rice pasta)
1/3 cup brocolli florets
1/4 cup brozen peas
Handful baby spinach
Olive oil + red chili flakes to taste
1 clove diced garlic
1/4 cup sliced olives
Salt + black pepper
Parmesan cheese to taste
Pines nuts (garnish)
Cilantro (garnish)

  • Boil & cook brown rice spaghetti pasta according to directions on the package. I like to over cook mine for a total cook time of about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare veges. When there is five minutes remaining on the cooking time of the pasta, start steaming the brocolli. After 3 minutes, add the peas & spinach. Steam for about 1 minutes & remove from heat.
  • Drain pasta, add back to hot pot. Sprinkle in desired amount of red chili flakes + a little olive oil + garlic.
  • Toss in veges & olives. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Add more olive oil to taste. Sprinkle with parm cheese, pine nuts & cilantro.
  • Makes 1 large serving.
  • Other additions I would have liked: mushrooms, cauliflower, seasoned tofu, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, asparagus, or walnuts. You can basically add anything your stomach desires.
08/31/07: Try this with Quinoa, it's quite yummy!

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