Vegan Garbanzo Stew with Spicy Rice

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Vegan Garbanzo Stew with Spicy Rice

 Makes 6 servings

This hearty and comforting stew has a spicy kick that gives it real jazzy-pizazz! The vegan sausage adds classic texture and the Jazzy Sazón (recipe below) provides an authentic taste. This stew is delicious served over Spicy Rice (recipe below), with a green salad on the side to make a truly satisfying meal. This recipe is featured on Jazzy Vegetarian Radio!

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1 medium sweet onion, chopped

1 tablespoon Jazzy Sazón (see below)

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

½ cup filtered or spring water

2 cups vegetable broth

2 cups peeled and cubed red or white potatoes

1 large sweet red or yellow pepper, seeded and chopped

1 small green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

2 large cloves garlic, minced

2 cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

14 ounces vegan sausage, sliced  (see note)

10 green queen olives with pimentos, diced

1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for a spicier stew)

Sea salt, to taste 

Put the onion, 1 teaspoon sazón, 1 teaspoon olive oil and ½ cup water in a large skillet or soup pot. Cover and let cook 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1 cup vegetable broth, potatoes, sweet pepper, bell pepper, garlic, 1 teaspoon sazón and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Cover and let cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the garbanzo beans, vegan sausage and olives. Add the diced tomatoes, 1 cup vegetable broth, 1 teaspoon sazón and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) and stir to combine. Cover and cook 35 to 45 minutes, or until vegetables are soft. Season with salt, to taste. Serve over Spicy Rice (recipe below) with green salad on the side.

NOTE: If you prefer not to use the vegan sausage, substitute 1 more cup cubed potatoes (add when the potatoes are added) and 1 more cup garbanzo beans (add when the garbanzo beans are added)

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Jazzy Sazón

Makes 2 ¾ tablespoons

This jazzylicious seasoning blend enhances soups, stews, casseroles, roasted or grilled vegetables and so much more!

2 teaspoons ground coriander

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

Put all of the ingredients into a small bowl Stir to combine. Store in a tightly covered container away from light.

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Spicy Rice

Makes 6 servings

The perfect compliment to any savory meal, this rice has just the right amount of spicy flavor to serve with a stew, steamed vegetables or any entrée.

4 ½ cups filtered or spring water

2 cups long grain brown rice

1 teaspoon Jazzy Sazón

Put all of the ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Cover and cook over medium heat for 40 to 45 minutes or until almost all of the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. 

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