Beets, Beet Greens, Allspice and ThymeBeets, Beet Greens, Allspice and Thyme
From Vegan - Vegetarian Recipe Book: How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat

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Beets, Beet Greens, Allspice and Thyme
2 bunches Beets with Greens
2 Onions, large
1 tbsp. Allspice
1 tbsp. Thyme, dried leaves
Cayenne Pepper or Hot Sauce, to taste
2 cups Brown Rice (cooked in 4 cups water)

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We usually cook this beet, beet greens, allspice and thyme vegan recipe in our wok, but it can also be cooked in a large covered baking dish in the microwave oven. This recipe is also great as a left-over.  Just store in a covered container in the refrigerator for a few days, and warm on microwaveable plates in the microwave as desired.

Begin by placing the rice water in a covered pot on the stove top, and allowing it to come to a boil while preparing the other ingredients.  When the rice water comes to a boil, add the rice, cover the pot, and reduce the heat to low and simmer.  When all the water has been absorbed into the rice, turn off the heat.

Wash, peel and dice the onions and add to the wok or a large covered microwaveable dish.  Add the allspice, thyme, and hot pepper to taste and mix.  Cook until the onions become semi transparent.

While the onions are cooking, begin the preparation of the beets.  Thoroughly wash the beets and greens, and remove any bad spots.  It is usually easier to cut the leaves off of the beet root.  When clean, dice or chop the leaves and cut the beet roots into small bite sized cubes.  Add the beets and greens to the cooked onions, and cook until tender.

Add the cooked rice and mix all the ingredients together.  If the rice is still hot, the beets and rice are ready to serve and enjoy.  If the rice has cooled, the combined ingredients can be simmered for a few minutes to be reheated.

Serve 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!