Aura’s Deliciously Easy “Meat” Substitute

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Ingredients (use vegan versions):


  • 1 cup soy beans, cooked till soft
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 red onion or two medium ones, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup oats
  • 3 tablespoons coffee substitute (Roma, Pero, Postum or any other)
  • 3 tablespoons sweet paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

Directions:


Precook your soy beans and your rice (separately).


In a blender, grind the soy beans, the
brown rice and the onion with a little
bit of water (1/4 to 1/2 cup) until
smooth. Dump into a large bowl. Mix in
the rest of the ingredients except the
spelt. Incorporate well. Add the spelt
and form a soft dough. The mixture
should now be a dough that will not
stick to your hands. Set aside.


In a kettle or large pot, prepare the
broth to cook your meat substitute:
Add sufficient water to cover, 1 onion,
halved; about 2 tablespoon green onions,
shopped, 1 teaspoon paprika, salt (if you
want more), 3 garlic cloves and let it
boil.


Meanwhile, on a clean working surface,
stretch out the dough gently with a
rolling pin (do not have to become flat
and thin). Cut sections evenly and dump
them into the boiling broth (like
dumplings).
Cook in the boiling broth, uncovered
for 40 minutes.


Variation for broth: Add 1 stalk celery
chopped.


Variation for Meat Substitute:


Prepare the Basic Recipe given above,
but add to the dough 1 boiled potato,
mashed or, 1 cup potato flakes.


Substitution for the broth:

3 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley

2 celery stalks

3 cloves garlic

1 onion halved

1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon sweet paprika

1 plum tomato, seeded and halved

2 teaspoon chopped chives or green onions

1 tablespoon fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried sweet basil


Proceed as for Basic Recipe above. Once
the meat substitute is cooked you can
use it as you would use any meat
substitute from a can or package.


Another substitute for the broth would be:

1 bay leaf

2 celery stalks

3 cloves garlic

1 onion halved

1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon sweet paprika

1 plum tomato, seeded and halved


Proceed as indicated above.


Enjoy!


P.S.
You will, no doubt find other broth variations you might like. Experiment a little.


Serves: 6 to 8


Preparation time: 60 min.

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