Have you have ever tried Indian Cuisine? It is some of the most flavorful and delicious food ever! Although the large number of spices used in Indian food can seem overwhelming, it’s easier than ever to create restaurant worthy food from the comfort of your own kitchen. This Curried Veggie Rice Bowl is a great option for those are vegetarian or looking to cut down on their meat intake. It is full of plant-based protein from the peas, and it just so happens to be gluten free!

The spices that you will need include garam masala, curry powder, paprika, cumin, and chili powder. It is important to use hgih quality spices to ensure that your dish is as flavorful as possible. To make the sauce that will soak up all the delicious flavors of the spices, you will need tomato paste, onions, and peanut butter for a pop of flavor.

Using canned tomato paste for the recipe ensures two things: that the sauce is full of flavor and that it is nutrient dense! Aside from containing important nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and potassium, canned tomatoes are rich in lycopene. Canned tomatoes are extremely rich in lycopene because the tomatoes are cooked prior to being canned. The lycopene in cooked tomatoes is much easier for our bodies to absorb, making them an extremely nutritious option! Lycopene is important to have in the diet to protect against heart disease and cancer.

Get the full recipe for Curried Veggie Rice Bowl by visiting our friends at Produce for Better Health.

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