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Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.
38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572 USA -
Vegetarian - Vegan - Animal Rights - Health - Nutrition - Environment
The mission of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc. is to
promote the vegetarian ethic in the Mid-Hudson (New York) region, educate the community
and aid anyone in the pursuit of a totally vegetarian (vegan) cruelty-free and healthful
Here is a
good summer/fall transition recipe. Use fresh tomatoes as long as
your garden/farmers market has tasty fresh ones and then transition to
organic canned ones - This is a vegan adaptation of an authentic
recipe. I have pleases many a meat eater with it and of course almost all
veggie-vegans really enjoy it, Roberta Schiff
- 28 oz. Jar sauerkraut
1 medium cabbage, sliced, use all but the core
5 or 6 medium fresh tomatoes and 1 - 15 oz. can diced tomatoes (or in
use 2 cans of tomatoes instead)
One medium to large onion, diced
2 tablespoons sweet Hungarian paprika – important use only this kind
2 tablespoons caraway seeds
2 cloves garlic if you wish
2-3 Tbs. olive oil – do not use supermarket brands such as Wesson oil etc.
only a good cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
Juice of one lemon
2 bay leaves
Sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil and let it gently turn color,
transfer to a large pot – add the sauerkraut, paprika, mix together, then
everything else, stir well and let simmer – about an hour is good to blend
the flavors really well. After it has been simmering about 15 minutes, taste
and add more paprika if you like. I don’t measure seasonings and think I
usually use more.
Rinse two cups of long grain brown rice, jasmine is nice, but any kind of
brown rice will do. Bring three cups of water to a boil add 1 tsp. Sea salt,
then the rice, stir until the water returns to a boil, then cover and simmer
for 35 minutes. The heavier the pot the better the rice will cook – a Le
Cruset is a good one if you have it. Using a flame deflector under the pot is
good for cooking grain also. Recently, I have started using a double boiler,
that works well also. After the 35 minutes are up, turn off the flame and
wait another 10 minutes to open the lid – stir and it is ready to serve.
To serve, put some rice on a plate or in a bowl, ladle some goulash over it.
Yes, this Transylvanian goulash recipe originally had meat in it, but I have
found this vegetarian
version to be tasty and appreciated by most people. You could gently sauté
some sliced tofu in a bit of olive oil and add to the pot in the last 15
minutes. Or add some halved new potatoes the last 30 minutes.
Call or e-mail me if you have questions.
We look forward to
hearing from you