Back 3 years ago when chicken was one of the main proteins in my house I was able to prepare dinner in about less than 10 minutes. You know, the common combinations of one-pan: chicken and potatoes, chicken and rice, chicken soup, chicken this, chicken that, and so on and so forth. But now, cooking a plant-based menu 6 days a week there are really no one-pan baked meals that were there to save my life when I really needed to! I’m not saying cooking vegan is difficult. It is just DIFFERENT! You need to be a little more prepared with what you are going to cook each day of the week. And that was my life, and I’m ok with that. BECAUSE I LOVE THE KITCHEN. But this whole story is going to change! Because my kids are home this summer--AND I DON’T HAVE TIME TO COOK. So I’m standing in my kitchen today, staring at my pantry and begging for quick ideas. With no luck, of course, I decided to check my freezer. I grab a bag of frozen peas and go back to check the fridge. I scan, and what goes better than peas and carrots?! So I grab 3 of those. AND THEN! I SEE MY OVAL PYREX DISH!!! That’s it! Now I know what to do!
I’ve never tried it before, but I figured how bad can it be? I put all the ingredients together, lots of blessings and love and pop it in the oven. We managed to leave the house for a kids' activity and came back to an amazing smelling kitchen, full of warmth and comfort. This meal will save your life if you are a working mom and if you love set and forget type of meals.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Note: I usually presoak my rice! But because I was in a rush, I made sure to wash it very very well. If you did soak it for a few hours, reduce the water in the recipe to 3.5 cups instead of 4.