BBQ Wingz and White Rice

I originally made this dish as a celebration for the Superbowl. I don’t follow football AT ALL, but I was still freshly vegan and obsessed with scrolling through vegan food pics (as if I’m not currently obsessed with doing that :-D) and I kept seeing all of these appetizers for Superbowl parties. And I felt left out. So I decided I should make something too– and wings are a Superbowl party staple! The presentation doesn’t exactly look sporty, but I like challenging myself with interesting plating because people eat with their eyes too! So this was my ode to the sports fans!


What You’ll Need:

  • 1 bag of Gardein sweet and tangy wings
  • 1 cup of uncooked white rice (preferably organic!)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped scallion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons agave
  • 2 teaspoons smoke paprika
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


What to Do:

  1. Prepare rice in a small saucepan (boil water, add rice, stir and bring to a boil again, turn heat to a low simmer, cover and let simmer for approximately 20 minutes or so– use approximately 1 3/4 cup of water for every one cup of rice).
  2. Heat a large skillet on medium heat with 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
  3. Once oil is hot, add wings (be careful of oil splatter!) and fry for a few minutes on each side.
  4. Once browned, place wings on a dry cloth to soak up excess oil.
  5. The Gardein wings come with a sauce packet. Place sauce in a large dish and add agave, hot sauce and smoked paprika to sauce. Stir ingredients together.
  6. Place wings inside dish and stir, covering wings entirely with sauce.
  7. Transfer wings and rice to a serving dish.
  8. Sprinkle wings with scallion and chia seeds.
  9. Sprinkle rice with cilantro. Bon appetit!



Date posted on Instagram: 2/4/18

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