Vegan Cheesy Rice Recipe
Here is one of our favorite recipes to really highlight the inherently cheesy, umami flavor of nutritional yeast to make a comforting, yummy dish. Serve this Vegan Cheesy Rice alongside some steamed broccoli, with beans or tofu, and enjoy solo for an awesome little meal. This recipe will have vegans and omnivores alike singing the praises of our favorite condiment.
Vegan Cheesy Rice
1 cup organic brown rice, soaked one hour or more (here are our tips for the best brown rice!)
1½ cups water
Pinch of salt
2 Teaspoons chopped, fresh thyme or dill (or both!)
2 Tablespoons Earth Balance, other vegan butter or olive oil
¼ cup nutritional yeast
- Bring water to a boil and add salt.
- Add rice, cover, and lower heat to a gentle simmer for 30 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add thyme, Earth Balance, and nutritional yeast and stir. Let stand for 5 minutes until thyme is thoroughly wilted and butter is melted.
- Share and Enjoy! Serve with any legume dish, roasted vegetables, or with soup!