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Vegan and Gluten Free Savory Rice from the Conscious Cleanse

Warm savory rice is a comfort food appreciated by many. It offers a hearty and delicious addition to any dish, and is pretty simple to make.

We’ve been devouring the Conscious Cleanse book, which is a gentle cleanse that purifies the mind and body without starvation, like many cleanses. We love that this cleanse includes delicious food even though it temporarily eliminates others. It’s a rare cleanse where you don’t feel like you are depriving yourself.

This vegan and gluten free savory brown rice recipe does not disappoint with a delicious blend of savory herbs and garlic. You won’t believe that you’re actually cleansing!

Vegan and Gluten Free Savory Rice from the Conscious Cleanse

1 tablespoon of sesame oil
1 shallot, chopped
1 cup brown rice, soaked and drained
Sea salt to taste
black pepper to taste
2 1/2 cups vegetable stock
1 clove garlic, minced
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 teaspoon dried ground sage
3 green onions, thinly sliced (use both white and green parts)

Warm sesame oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the brown rice and stir until it is all coated with oil. Add salt, pepper, vegetable stock, garlic, thyme and sage. Cover and reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer until the water is absorbed, about 40 minutes. Remove from the heat end let stand for about 10 minutes, still covered. Remove the sprigs of thyme and fluff the rice with a fork. Toss in the green onions and serve.

For more Conscious Cleanse recipes, check out the vegan and gluten free Sherpa Spinach Dip and the vegan and gluten free caesar dressing.

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Easy Steamed Sesame Kale

We love kale, but even though the prep for fresh kale is easy, it can be a bit tedious. That’s why we were so excited to find this pre-prepped organic kale from Harvest Sensations. We found this in the produce section of Whole Foods. Making this delicious, nutritious steamed sesame kale is crazy-easy – and yummy!

Easy Steamed Sesame Kale

One package Harvest Sensations organic kale salad
2 Tablespoons organic sesame oil
1 Tablespoon sesame seeds

Steam the kale for 15 minutes.

Drain the kale, and return to the pan (empty all the water from the pan first). Add sesame oil and sesame seeds, and cook for 5 minutes.

Salt to taste and serve.

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