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Stuffing with Rice, Saba Cooking Bananas, Sweet Potatoes and More is a delicious vegan treat. This is one of those recipes that can be eaten and enjoyed at any meal. It can be served as a side dish (as pictured to the left with lentil rice loaf and a baked sweet potato), or for breakfast, or it can be used for stuffing a squash. This recipe will serve 8 to 10 people. (To enlarge the photo of the festive holiday plate, click on the photo or link)
Begin by placing the rice pot and water on the stove, and heat to boiling.
While the water is heating, peel, wash, and dice the onion, and place in a large microwaveable glass or ceramic covered dish.
Wash and peel the sweet potatoes and carrots. Dice them and add to the onions. Add the seasoning and mix. Add the frozen peas on top, cover, and place in the microwave oven on high until the onions begin to become semi-translucent, mixing ever 10 minutes. The dish may also be baked in a conventional oven at 350 degrees F.
When the water in the rice pot begins to boil, add the rice, cover, reduce the heat to simmer, and cook until all the water is absorbed into the rice.
While the rice and the veggies are cooking, peel the saba or cooking bananas, and dice them. We find that this is easily done by splitting each peeled banana lengthwise, and then split each half lengthwise, and then cut across all four quarters to dice them.
When the veggies are nearly fully cooked, mix in the diced saba or cooking bananas, cover the dish, and cook for another 10 minutes or until everything is tender.
Mix in the cook rice and cook for another 10 minutes to blend the flavors.
Stuff a squash to serve as a main meal, or server it as a side dish. It is also great as a left over. We often use it hot stuffing as a side dish the first day, and stuff the hollow of a squash with the leftovers the following day.
The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!