in Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

1/4 cup coconut oil
1 red onion, diced
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup zucchini, medium dice
8 button mushrooms, medium dice
1 1/2 cups tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup tomato paste
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
1 yellow pepper, diced small
1 red pepper, diced small
 4 cups cooked long grain rice
 1 bunch green onions, chopped
Optional: add shrimp, chicken, or spicy sausage

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat.  Add the onions,  celery and garlic.  Saute about 5 minutes until tender and beginning to brown.  Add the peppers and cook a few more minutes.
  2. Add the zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, tomato paste and spices.  Saute 10 minutes until vegetables are tender.  Serve with rice and garnish with green onions. Serves 6.