Transylvanian Goulash with Brown RiceTransylvanian Goulash with Brown Rice
From Vegan Recipe Book: How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat

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Transylvanian Goulash with Brown Rice
1 Onion, large, diced
1 tbsp. Garlic, crushed (optional)
1 tbsp. Olive Oil, extra virgin (optional)
1 Cabbage, green, medium size, cut
2 lbs. Sauerkraut
2 lb. can Tomatoes, whole peeled
1 lb. can  Tomatoes, whole peeled and 5-6 fresh Tomatoes, (in season only) cut in chunks
Juice of 1 Lemon
3 tbsp. Paprika, Hungarian sweet
1 tbsp. Caraway Seeds
3 Bay Leaves
2 cups Brown Rice cooked in 4 cups Water (if serving over brown rice)

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Transylvanian goulash with brown rice is our modification of Roberta Schiff's Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society vegan recipe, which will serve 4-6 adults as a main meal when served over a bed of brown rice. Preparation time is about 15 minutes, and cooking time is about 1 hour or a little less.

We prepare our Transylvanian goulash in a large covered baking dish in the microwave oven, but this recipe can also be prepared in a large covered pot on the stove top. Any leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in the covered dish for a few days.

Peel the onion, dice and place in the baking dish or pot.  Peel and crush the garlic and add to the baking dish or pot.  Add the extra virgin olive oil and mix thoroughly (we omit the olive oil if cooking in the microwave oven).  Cook until the onions start to become translucent.  Remove from heat.

While the onions and garlic are cooking, wash, slice, and cut the cabbage into bite-size pieces.  When the onions are cooked, add the cabbage.  If you are using fresh tomatoes, wash and cut them into bite-size pieces and add to the baking dish or pot.  Add the can of peeled tomatoes (cut them into bite-size pieces, too).  Add the sauerkraut, lemon juice, and seasoning and mix well.  Simmer for about one hour.

While the Transylvanian goulash is cooking, if you are planning to serve with brown rice, cook the rice in a covered glass pot on the stove top.

Serve the Transylvanian goulash in a bowl, as is, or over a bed of brown rice.  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!