According to Kathy Freston’s book, The Veganist, if Americans ate one fewer meat dish per week we would save 7.5 million tons of grain that is used for animal feed which could then feed 25 million Americans that go hungry everyday.
Here is a delicious Vegan meal to honor Meatless Monday!
Dirty Rice Mexicana
2 Boil in a Bag Whole Wheat Brown Rice (one bag makes 2 cups of rice)
A bunch of green onion, cleaned and chopped
One Red Pepper, cleaned and chopped
1 cup of cherry tomatoes
One can of Black Beans, Rinsed
One can of Corn
One bunch of cilantro, chopped
One small can of chopped green chilies
Salt and Pepper
Add a tablespoon of olive oil to pan. Add chopped red pepper, corn, and chilies. When cooked add in black beans and tomatoes. Once beans are heated add rice and mix together. Sprinkle green onions and cilantro on top and fold into rice and beans mixture.
Salt and Pepper to taste.