I know it happens to a lot of people who are gluten-free: You are suddenly hungry and you look in the fridge and it seems like there is no food. If you happen to be dairy free also it’s not like you can just grab some cheese and fruit and call it a day. This has happened to me more than once, but I have found a quick solution to my dilemma. A leftover platter! I usually have some leftover rice either in the fridge or already cooked in the freezer. There are usually some peppers in my fridge, onions in my pantry, and mushrooms either canned or fresh. In 15-20 minutes I am able to have a yummy hot meal that is satisfying.
1 can or as many mushrooms as you can find in your vegetable drawer
Chop the onion and the pepper while the olive oil is heating in the pan. While the pepper and onion are sautéing start chopping the mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, nutritional yeast, and your favorite herbs. If you desire you can add some fresh spinach! Cook until they are done and spinach is wilted. While those are cooking warm up the rice in another pan.
When the rice is warm and the veggies are cooked, put the rice in a bowl and top with the veggies. Then choose your toppings depending on your tastes and pantry. These are some of my favorites:
–Olives: black and.or gree
–canned herring or sardines or that one tiny bit of leftover fish!
Add these seasonings as desired:
When all of this is in your bowl sit down and enjoy your delightful treat! All this from a fridge that was “empty!”