Total Time
1hr
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Vegetarian stew inspired by the famous southern dish. Not particularly authentic, but delicious nonetheless. Wonderful to use up tons of fresh veggies--a real comfort food. Use any combination of veggies you like, below is only my preference. I would imagine bell peppers would be good, I just don't like them and have left them out. You could also add beans or even red lentils if you feel you need the protein. This is not spicy at all, so if you are into spicy, add some cayenne pepper, chili flakes, or diced jalapenos.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and saute until translucent.
  3. Add carrots, celery, and garlic and saute for another few minutes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients except rice.
  5. Stir well and simmer over low heat for 30-60 minutes, or until all the vegetables are very soft.
  6. Serve in a bowl ladled over the rice, making it as thick or as soupy as you like.