Friday, October 21, 2011

Chicken-less and Lime Rice Enchiladas in Salsa Verde Ranch Sauce

I found a delicious looking burrito recipe that inspired this recipe. Minus the meat and diary of course, So I took it, Veganized it and put my own spin on it naturally! I hope you enjoy this one....our family certainly did. Oh and you can easily make this gluten free just by swapping out the flour tortillas for corn.

Sorry about my picture quality the lighting in my kitchen sucks right now!

Lime Rice

1 cup rice, either long grain or basmati
2 cups Veg broth
1/4 tbsp salt
1 tbs garlic powder
juice of 1 lime
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 tsp cumin
1/3 cup cilantro
1 can black beans or 3/4 cup dried black beans pre-cooked. (I always use dried beans because they are better.)

Melt butter in a pot & add all seasonings. Add rice & cook over medium heat for 2 minutes stirring constantly then add stock & lime juice return to simmer, turn the heat to low. cover & cook about 30 minutes. Once done add the cilantro and black beans. Stir and set aside.

Salsa Verde Ranch Sauce

1 cup salsa verde
1/2 cup vegan Ranch (the one I used is also gluten free).
1/3 cup cilantro
1/3 cup vegan sour cream
1/3 cup veganaise
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp coarse salt
1 tbls fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 cup sugar

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.

In 2 tbsp of oil saute your choice of chicken-less strips. I used Trader Joe's "Chickenless chickn strips"

8 whole wheat tortillas (use corn to make this gluten free)
shredded Mozzarella Daiya vegan (and gluten free) cheese
2 avocados mashed with 1/4 cup nutritional yeast.


Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. 
In a large casserole dish spread half of the sauce in the bottom of the pan. In each tortilla spread a spoonful of the avocado, then two spoonfuls of the Lime rice and beans. Top with a few "chickn" strips and then roll up and place seam side down into the pan. continue until the pan is full. Cover with the remaining half of the sauce and sprinkle with the daiya cheese. Cover in foil and bake for 40 minutes.

Sorry about my presentation.....It's so hard finding time these days! But Hey I finally got up a new recipe.

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