BROWN RICE COMFORT PASTA

There is something about a bowl of pasta that is so warming and soothing to the body. Sometimes your body craves whole and complete carbs and this is a great option for times like these. While many refined/conventional kinds of pasta are stripped of their nutritional content, brown rice pasta is loaded with fiber and is naturally gluten free (allowing for easier digestion). The spicy marinara gives the pasta a nice kick, and then of course, nutritional yeast is your best friend if you are a fan of the 'cheesy' flavor. Nutritional yeast is a powerhouse for vitamin B content and packed with protein. Most people always worry that a plant based diet lacks protein, but there are endless ways to sneak plant-based proteins into your meals and nutritional yeast is one of them! Try out this recipe, you'll be surprised at how flavorful, warming, and simple it is.

Ingredients (All Organic) 

  • Brown rice penne
  • Spicy marinara sauce
  • Chopped kale
  • Vegetable broth
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Daiya vegan cheese

Process

  1. Add brown rice penne to boiling water, reduce to medium heat for 10 minutes then turn heat off and leave pasta in the pot for 1 minutes
  2. Sauté 4 cups of chopped kale in 4 tbsp of vegetable broth in a medium saucepan for 4min while pasta is still cooking
  3. Warm up spicy marinara sauce in a small pot while pasta is still in pan
  4. Drain penne
  5. Add kale to penne and sauce
  6. Add nutritional yeast
  7. Sprinkle vegan cheese to taste