Apple Brown Rice Mini Loaves with Country Gravy

Photo and Recipe by Dawn Hutchins

Photo and Recipe by Dawn Hutchins


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(Four Loaf Pan: Each Loaf Approximately 6 inches x 3 inches; 2.25 inches deep)

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 8 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. poultry reasoning
  • 2 pk. tempeh, crumbled
  • ¼ c. coconut aminos
  • ½ c. vegetable broth
  • Egg replacer, equal to one egg
  • 1 c. cooked brown rice 
  • ½ c. panko breadcrumb
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Country Gravy:

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ¼ c. nutritional yeast
  • ½ c. flour
  • 2 c. vegetable broth
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation Instructions

  1. Spray cooking spray on mini loaf pan; preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat; add onion, apple, carrots and celery; cook until softened, about 10 minutes; add garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes. Add poultry seasoning, tempeh, coconut aminos and broth; cook for an additional 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste; spoon mixture into a large bowl.
  3. Add egg replacer, brown rice, breadcrumb to bowl with apple rice mixture. Mix well; taste and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired; spoon into prepared mini loaf pans and press each loaf with the back of a spoon; cover and bake for 30 minutes; uncover and bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until top is browned. Allow loaves to cool for 10 minutes; serve with Country Gravy.

For Country Gravy

  1. Heat olive oil over medium - high heat; add onion and cook until soft, about 5 to 10 minutes; stir in nutritional yeast and flour
  2. add broth, coconut aminos, poultry seasoning, garlic powder.
  3. taste and add salt and pepper, to taste; continue stirring until thick and bubbling;
  4. transfer to blender in batches and process until smooth, or use an immersion blender to puree.


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