Asparagus with Un-Cheese SauceAsparagus, Carrots, Onions, and Rice with Un-cheese Sauce
From Vegan Recipe Book: How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat

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Asparagus, Carrots, Onions, and Rice with Un-cheese Sauce
3 lbs. Asparagus
1 lb. Carrots
1 lb. Onions
3 cups White Beans, pre-cooked or canned
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1 cup Nutritional Yeast
Hot Pepper Sauce, to taste
2 cups Brown Rice cooked in 4 cups Water
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Asparagus, carrots, onions, and rice with un-cheese sauce is a delightful vegan recipe with a cheesy taste that will serve 6 adults as a main meal. Preparation time is about 20 minutes and cooling time is about 40-45 minutes. Leftovers can be stored in the covered baking dish or in other covered containers in the refrigerator for a few days without the loss of flavor.

We usually cook the asparagus, carrots, and onions for this recipe in a large covered dish in the microwave oven, but they can also be cooked in a wok or pressure cooker.  The rice is cooked in a pot on the stovetop.

Begin by placing the water in the rice pot on the stovetop, and bring the water to a boil.  Add the rice, reduce the heat to simmer, cover, and cook until all the water is absorbed into the rice.

While the rice water is heating, wash and clean the asparagus, cut into pieces about 1 inch long, and place in the large covered baking dish.

Wash and peel the carrots and onions. Thinly slice the carrots and dice the onions.  Add to the asparagus.

Cook until the asparagus, carrots and onions are tender.

While the veggies are cooking, put the beans, lemon juice, a little hot sauce, and nutritional yeast in the container of a high speed blender. Cover the container and run the blender at high speed until the contents are creamy smooth.

When the veggies and rice are cooked, add the rice to the baking dish and mix together. Thoroughly mix in the un-cheese sauce from the blender container, and cook for another 5 minutes to re-warm and blend the flavors.

Serve with a large tossed salad and enjoy!

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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!