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Vegetable Jalfrezi

(Family Features) - Americans seek out eco-conscious companies and new foods from around the world when exploring the grocery aisles. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), nearly 50 percent of U.S. consumers consider at least one sustainability factor when grocery shopping and approximately 40 percent search specifically for organic products.

Fortunately, it doesn't take a passport or an outing to an expensive restaurant to bring organic and eco-friendly foods to the table. The experts at Seeds of Change have spent the past two decades searching the globe for new and exotic tastes, all the while following earth-friendly practices. This year marks the company's 20th anniversary of promoting biodiversity and promoting the use of sustainable organic agriculture.

"All of our products build on the brand's heritage of offering nutritious, organically-grown food inspired by flavors and cultures around the world," says Bryan Crowley, vice president of sales and marketing at Mars Food U.S, makers of Seeds of Change. "We want to make it easy for families to enjoy delicious, organic, convenient foods that help promote sustainable organic agriculture. In fact, one percent of our net sales are directly contributed to advance the cause of sustainable organic agriculture worldwide."

Made with organically grown ingredients and spice combinations from India and beyond, the company's simmer sauces are easy to combine with tofu, fish, vegetables or meat. Just sauté one pound of vegetables or a favorite protein until done, add sauce, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.

For an easy dinner, try Vegetable Jalfrezi. Roughly translated, Jalfrezi means "stir-fry." This simple dish features a potent, but not over-the-top, medium-hot curry sauce that infuses rich flavor into zucchini, portabella mushrooms, asparagus and baby corn spears.

"There's a world of flavor out there, and it's easier than you think to taste it," adds Crowley. "Surprise your palate with organic, authentically genuine recipes from around the globe - and feel good about making a difference."

For exciting recipes, tips to lead a greener lifestyle, nutrition information and more on organic foods, visit seedsofchangefoods.com.

Vegetable Jalfrezi

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons garlic chopped
  • 10-12 asparagus spears, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 10-12 baby corn spears, cut into quarters lengthwise
  • 3 medium zucchini, washed and cut into 2-inch strips
  • 3 large portabella mushrooms sliced
  • 1 jar Seeds of Change Jalfrezi Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 package Seeds of Change Rishikesh Whole Grain Brown Basmati Rice

Preparation
    1. Heat oil in pan; add cumin seeds and garlic, then sauté. As cumin seeds pop, add all vegetables and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, searing them. Add sauce and toss with vegetables, heat mixture through. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serve warm over brown basmati rice.

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Start to Finish Time
40 minutes

Serves
Servings 4 - Portion Size 1 cup

SOURCE: Seeds of Change


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