Thai Pie uses a brown rice crust for pizza or pie, depending on which baking vessel you choose. It features some pad Thai flavors, such as peanuts, onion and crisp bean sprouts. Be sure to use fresh, not canned, mung bean sprouts for this. If you are really in a hurry, save time with quick-cooking brown rice, which is done in 15-20 minutes instead of the usual 45.
From Vegetarian Times, here is a new take on the classic Alfredo Sauce with 3 different kinds of mushrooms which makes a light but appetizing sauce. Proof that an appetizing sauce does not have to be a "heart attack on a plate". For a low sodium version, add the juice of 1 lemon to the sauce a few minutes before serving, and omit the salt.
This is a very good pasta dish. The sauce has the texture of Alfredo sauce, minus the cream, butter, eggs and cheese and is very tasty to boot. You can make the sauce in the time it takes to cook the pasta. You can even toss in your favorite seasonal vegetables, like broccoli, green beans, spinach, or asparagus before adding the sauce.
The sophisticated combination of cardamom, cilantro, papaya and chopped peanuts make this into an exotic side dish or light lunch dish. From Betty Crocker's New Choices For Pasta, Grains and Beans cookbook.
A great summer pasta dish. The Feta cheese is a wonderful match for the tomatoes, and the heat of the spaghetti and garlic oil makes the cheese soft. This is a recipe you can change to your own likes. Try using Mozzarella instead of Feta, or using fresh basil, or fresh herbs instead of parsley.