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  1. Noelle

    Yeah I remember that series! Loved it. This looks and sounds yummy!

  2. Michelle

    This sounds very good! There are so many books and cookbooks that I want. Viva Vegan is at the top of the list though. :}

  3. Matt

    Omni-thumbs and big toes say more! 😉

  4. wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas

    Yummm…sofrito. I love dishes like this….very hearty and filling. Perfect for any weather, but I especially love rice dishes in the fall.

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. Ela

    _Awesome_ photos – and sounds lovely and spicy. I love the fusion idea of seitan from Asian cuisine and mexican-style rice and meat. I can’t do seitan or rice, but this’ll be one of those that I just enjoy conceptually (I bake for my husband all the time, so I do a lot of olfactory and conceptual appreciating!


  6. Simply Life

    Looks like a great mix!

  7. http://veganizingfun.blogspot.com/

    Amber – do you have a seitan recipe that you love? I am not crazy about the recipes I have tried making at home

  8. River (Wing-It Vegan)

    I swear I can almost smell that sofrito from here! Those pictures are making me drool! Viva Vegan is such an awesome cookbook, I love it!

  9. Hannah

    I know I say this all the time, but this seriously looks amazing. Spicy and “proteiny” with strong flavoursand bursts of green herbs and vegetables throughout. If only I could find seitan here… do you think this would work with tofu/tempeh?

    P.S. I was planning to email you back today but have just discovered that apparently I *haven’t* been enrolled as a PhD student (ANU fricking sucks at admin) so I’ve been scurrying around like a mad thing, and now have only a limited amount of time to prep for my tutorials before the lecture… but I’m alreadu composing it in my head 🙂

  10. Food Sage

    This recipe looks and sounds really good and being Cuban I’ve always wondered when I would see someone come ujp with a vegetarian version. One could make it just a tad easier by using a prepared seasoning base (sofrito) like this one we found at http://www.oldhavanafoods.com

    Being a foodie I can say that I never thought I would like their sofrito but it tastes really good (not like the other mass market sofrito in jars out there). We use it to make all sorts of dishes (with and without meat!)

  11. Diana

    I remember the Latin American feast. This would probably taste great with beans on the side! 🙂

  12. Teigan H

    This looks amazing. I’ll probably end up making it tonight. 😀

  13. Laurie

    Having grown up in Miami, arroz con pollo has been a lifelong comfort food. I recently started following a plant-based diet, so no more pollo. I made your recipe tonight, substituting soy curls for the seitan. I cooked it in my Instant Pot, adding the carrots and soy curls when the rice was nearly done, then cooking for an additional few minutes. I added the pass after the pressure came down, and they warmed up from the residual heat. To make it authentically Cuban, I added some pimento strips on to before serving. It turned out fantastic! I think even my Cuban friends would like it.