Golden Spiced Tomato Rice with Pea Cream

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Full of tender vegetables and whole-food carbohydrates, this dish is rich in iron, protein, vitamins and minerals.  After all the ingredietns are prepped and the pea cream is blended, they combine together in a skillet and meld with several warm and flavorful spices.
 
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To save time when making dishes with lots of herbs and spices, I usually combine all the spices/herbs together in a cup before they’re needed so that they can quickly be dumped into the dish at the right times.  Many have probably already discovered this time-saving tip, but it’s worth reiterating because it really helps the cooking process go smoothly instead of burning ingredients while you are running back to the cupboard to get yet another spice–I’ve been there many times.
 
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Golden Spiced Tomato Rice with Pea Cream
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Pea Cream
  1. 4 cups green peas
  2. 1 cup hot vegetable broth
  3. 1/2 cup non-dairy plain milk or yogurt
  4. 1 clove minced garlic
  5. 1/4 tsp. cumin
  6. 1/4 tsp. paprika
  7. 1/4 tsp. thyme
  8. 1/2 tbsp. dried cilantro
  9. 2 tsp. coconut oil
  10. optional 1/4 tsp. ginger powder
  11. unrefined salt and pepper to taste
Main Dish
  1. 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  2. 1/2 tbsp. curry powder or just turmeric for low spice
  3. 1/4 tsp. dried basil
  4. 1/4 tsp. dried parsley
  5. 1/4 tsp. paprika
  6. 1/2 tsp. cumin
  7. 2 cups cooked white rice
  8. 1 tbs. organic sugar
  9. 1/2 cup tomato paste
  10. 1/4 tsp. mustard powder
  11. prepared pea cream
  12. 1/2 cup peas
  13. steamed broccoli
  14. 4 cups finely chopped greens
Instructions
  1. First, steam broccoli and cook rice. While those are cooking, prepare ingredients and purÄ—e peas with the liquids in a high-speed blender or food processor until very creamy; then blend on low with the rest of pea cream ingredients until mixed; set this aside for later. When rice and broccoli are done, start sauteing garlic, coconut oil, and the spices in a skillet; then add rice and broccoli and the rest of the ingredients plus the pea cream. Stir until everything is mixed together and warmed, add greens towards the end of cooking. Serve and sprinkle with additional salt and pepper. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Extra liquid might need to be added during cooking
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