Brown Rice & Vegetables (vegan-friendly) - Canberra Doula Support

Updated: Apr 25, 2020

AUTHOR: Lee Reicheneder

There are a few things in this recipe that do not align with Ayurveda postpartum cooking - so if you are looking for an Ayurveda recipe this may not be for you - BUT it's definitely a healthy and yummy meal.

~ Blessings Lee (Canberra Doula)


1-2 cups of brown rice

fresh leak (between 1/8th to 1/4th of a leak depending on how much you like leek)

1 capsicum (bell pepper ) - the colour of your choice or 2 x 1/2 capsicums different colours

1 whole brown onion OR you can use some frozen onion about 1/2-1cup

1/2 a broccoli OR you can use 1/4-1/2 bag of frozen broccoli

1 can of corn kernels OR 1 cup of frozen corn kernels

* optional - 1 cup of frozen peas

*optional - 1/2 cauliflower OR 1/4-1/2 bag of frozen cauliflower

4 carrots chopped into stir-fry strips or tiny cubes OR 1-2 cups of frozen carrots

500g fresh baby spinach leaves

Spring Onion roughly 4-6 not the whole bunch

1 tsp garlic granules OR crush and chop up 2 cloves of garlic

1-2 tsp dried parsley

1/2 tsp dried chives

1/2 tsp dried onion

1/2 tsp dried ground ginger

1 tbs of sunflower oil




1 – Chop the leek and spring onions into thin slices and place into a wok style fry pan with oil - add onion

2- Place remaining vegetables (wash & chop first if using fresh) into the wok style frying pan - if using fresh vegetables it is usually best to steam them first (excluding vegetables in step 1)

3- Once all ingredients are in the frypan set on a low-med temperature and sprinkle all spices/herbs over the veggies then flip the vegetables around regularly until they are soft but still retain a slight crunch (excluding the leak and onion which should both be soft and not chewy or crunchy). You can add more oil or spices/herbs as you go to satisfy your own individual tastes

4- Wash fresh spinach leaves and place them on/in the plates you intend to serve on

5- Once rice is cooked (should not be over-cooked or you will have stew which is not what you want for this meal) you can choose to either scoop it all into the wok frypan with the veggies to mix through - or you can scoop the rice directly onto the fresh spinach leaves on the plate then scoop your veggies out to serve on top of the rice for people to mix together as desired or eat as is. *optional garnish with spring onion and/or fresh parsley

NOTE: For preparing this meal you will need to have a deep saucepan, deep frypan or wok and if using fresh vegetables for all veggies used in the meal rather than frozen you will need something to steam the vegetables first. This meal cannot be prepared in a slow cooker as it will become too soft and/or mushy which you don't want

This recipe usually does around 4-6 servings sometimes more depending on how much you eat

ARTICLE DISCLAIMER: Lee is a Canberra Doula who also spent over 5 years working in the childcare field as a childcare educator (including as a Room Leader); she holds relevant children's services qualifications alongside Doula qualifications. In addition, Lee holds a wide range of qualifications and training in fields that include but are not limited to trauma and natural therapies. Lee is a proud Aspie woman and mother of 5 children (2 with disabilities). If you have concerns about your child's development, family member's wellbeing or your own wellbeing speak to your Midwife or Doctor. Furthermore, a small commission is made on some of the links provided within these blog articles

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~Blessings Lee your Canberra Doula

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