Orange Vegetable Pilaf

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Ingredients:

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Onion, chopped

2 tsp Garlic, diced

1 Tbsp Ginger, diced

1 Lg Red Chile, finely chopped

1 tsp Cumin

1/2 C Slivered Almonds

1 1/2 C Badmati Rice

2 Carrots, cut into small pieces

1 Butternut Squash, peeled and cut into small pieces

1 Sweet Potato, peeled and cut into small pieces

Sea Salt

2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast (optional)

1 Lime

Handful of Cilantro, chopped

Instructions:

Put the oil in a cast iron skillet iver high heat. Add the onion, garlic, ginger and red chile pepper. Cook for 3 minutes. Add in cumin and almonds, cook for 3 more minutes.

Add the rice and stir until it is coated and starts to turn golden brown. Add the carrots, squash and sweet potato.  Stir in 3 cups of water and stir well.  Season with seal salt to taster.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.

Remove from heat and stir in the nutritional yeast and cilantro. Squeeze lime juice over the top.

Optional :  Serve with sour cream or feta cheese. 

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