Veggie Rice

Even if you’re not crazy over vegetables, this is a great way to get a serving or two in your system. As always, remember to adjust the quantities to accommodate the size of your family.

  • 4 cups white parboiled rice
  • ½ cup cooking oil
  • 6 oz tomato paste/ tomato sauce
  • 14 oz can kernel corn (with liquid)
  • 14 oz can sweet peas & carrots (with liquid)
  • 3 – 4 cups water
  • salt (to taste)
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder

  1. Place a medium/large hard-bottom pot on medium heat and add oil.
  2. Stir in tomato paste/sauce followed by peas, carrots and corn.
  3. Add water, salt and other seasonings.
  4. Bring to a boil, and then add the rice.
  5. Reduce heat (medium-low) and cover pot.
  6. Allow to cook for about 20 minutes, be sure to test the rice to ensure that it’s cooked through.

Makes about 8 servings

Tip: one great way to get my rice to cook all the way through without adding more water is to “trap” the heat in the pot. You do this by placing a piece of plastic or foil over the rice and placing the lid back on, reduce the heat to a very low setting and allow it to “soak” for a few minutes. Watch your pot and don’t let your rice burn.


  1. I'm going to share this with one of my clients. She can't get her hubby to eat more veggies but this recipe might do the trick.

    1. Thank you so much, really hope it helps :)