Dubai: Making a weekly meal plan is the best way to save money and lead a healthy lifestyle. There are many advantages. First, it helps you plan your grocery list, which makes shopping easier. Second, if your meal requires marinating or soaking overnight, then thinking ahead is the best way. Third, if unexpected guests arrive at your door, there will always be a good, home-cooked meal to serve.
It is often dinners that are difficult to cook because a long day at work leaves little time and energy to prepare an elaborate meal. One of the reasons “dinner recipes” remain a popular Google search. Here are 5 Easy and Healthy Vegetarian Recipes from Gulf News Food.
A dish that looks good and tastes even better – stuffed peppers. The filling is crumbled cheese, spinach and pine nuts and stuffed with yellow, orange and green peppers. Prepare the filling, put it in the peppers and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. You have a healthy and delicious meal ready. Here is the recipe for cooking it. Do you have any leftover rice? You can also use it as a garnish.
Thai basil stir-fry
For a quick and delicious dinner for two, this Thai recipe uses a blend of vegetables such as broccoli, green beans, white cabbage, red onion, as well as tofu served with a serving of aromatic jasmine rice. Two ingredients that make or break this dish are Thai basil leaves and vegan oyster sauce, made with mushrooms.
Alu Tehri or rice with potatoes
Tehri is a popular dish from Awadhi (an ancient region of present-day central India) made with fried potatoes and long-grain basmati rice. Just a few staples like onions, ginger, garlic, cilantro powder, and turmeric, and you’ve got a meal ready in 30 minutes. A simple but delicious recipe.
The creamiest mushroom risotto
Delicious cream of mushroom with melted rice; this vegetarian recipe takes patience but is well worth it. You will need carnaroli risotto rice, vegetable broth (read recipe), button mushrooms and shimeji, white onion and grated Parmesan. The cream of rice and mushrooms is prepared separately then mixed with a drizzle of butter and grated Parmesan. Want to know more about risotto and its origin? Read here
Korean vegetable pancake with sweet potato and onions or Yachaejeon
Korean pancakes, pronounced like yah-cheh-jeeon, these savory pancakes are simple and easy to cook, especially on a busy work night. For this recipe, you will need a sweet potato, carrots, ivy squash, thick leek and thinly sliced onions. You can add as many or as few vegetables as you want, but the more, the better the crunch. Serve hot with a spicy dip (read the recipe) and enjoy! Our editor adapted this recipe from online food blogger Emily Kim, known as Maangchi
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