Vital Vitamin Savory Rice

There is a multi-billion dollar vitamin and supplement industry in America and while some vitamins may help people re-gaining health, maintaining long-term health does not have to include taking numerous pills. Eating a whole food, plant-based diet, diverse in leafy greens, starchy and non-starchy vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and fruit, is the best way to receive vitamins naturally. My vital vitamin savory rice recipe is high in iron and fiber, and features spaghetti squash, a great source of vitamins A and C, as well as B vitamins, folate, beta-carotene, lutein, potassium, and zinc. 


  • 1 cup organic brown rice (cooked in 3 cups water)
  • Squash (chopped a little)
  • 1 can black beans (rinsed well) 
  • Nutritional yeast


I cooked the rice for about 40 minutes. Then I added the squash and beans and warmed for about 15 minutes more. I sprinkled with cumin, paprika, black pepper, and oregano seasonings while cooking. Then I sprinkled with a little sea salt and KAL nutritional yeast when serving. Nutritional yeast contains amino acids and a variety of B vitamins.

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