Soul Soothing Brown Rice Pasta and Veggies

by frannybolsa on July 17, 2013

in Cooking

Soul Soothing Brown Rice Pasta and Veggies

It’s the first cool night after a week of hair frizzing heat.
You’re home alone. It’s been a long and bumpy day. You missed lunch. You’re stomach’s growling.

What you want is something to fill you. Your belly and your heart. You want comfort on a fork.
The kind of dinner you eat in a favorite sweater and cut-off jeans.

Pasta with fresh veggies. Veggies health-ify our pasta. The power of tasty green things. Garden things.
Like zucchini and yellow squash. Yellow squash is yellow but it still tastes green. Light green.

Soul Soothing Brown Rice Pasta and Veggies

It’s not complicated. Boil some water. Toss in a fistful of pasta. Or two. We’re not here to judge. Brown rice pasta gives us some points in the health department. Wheat-free, gluten-free – it hangs out with the nerd kids at the food group party. Like all nerd kids – these noodles can be particular. The Gluten Free Girl (and the Chef) will put you in the know on bossing your noodles around. It’s just a matter of patience and being able to tell time.

A quick sauté in a hot pan, our squash gets a little flavor tickle from Tamari sauce and Fig vinegar. Just enough to add a bit of saucy soy-ness to our supper. Tamari sauce puts flavor pants on your veggies without the saltiness of regular soy sauce. Fig vinegar rounds things out with a sweet and sour groove.

Soul Soothing Brown Rice Pasta and Veggies

Pasta meets veggies. Mix. Eat. Ahhhhh…..

Now your belly is full. Your mouth is happy and your soul is the still glass of a pond on a moonlight night.



Soul Soothing Brown Rice Pasta and Veggies
Serves: 1-2
This is a "no rules" recipe. There is no way to go wrong. Add more. Add less. Just make your mouth happy.
  • 1 package of brown rice pasta
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow squash, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Tamari sauce
  • 1 tbsp Fig Infused vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Bring water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add chopped vegetables, Tamari sauce, Fig vinegar and salt and pepper.
  4. Saute veggies until they begin to soften.
  5. Put veggies in a good-sized bowl.
  6. After draining pasta, toss on top of veggies. Let everything sit for about 5 minutes. Then toss pasta and veggies to combine.
Don't have Tamari sauce or Fig Infused vinegar in your pantry? Don't really want to go buy bottles of stuff you'll never use again. I get it. No worries.
Substitute your favorite soy sauce for Tamari Sauce. Substitute balsamic vinegar for Fig Infused vinegar.


  • Terri D.

    This sounds yummy, indeed! Too bad, for me, that hubby will only eat pasta with tomato sauce on it. :(

    • frannybolsa

      He can have tomatoes and you can have veggies :)

Previous post:

Next post: