Since I’ve been at uni veggie hot pot has been one of my go too meals when I’m full of cold, which as a student is very often! It’s packed full of veg giving my body lot’s of goodness to get better. What’s so great about this meal is that you can use whatever you have in your cupboards/fridge. The ingredients list I have included isn’t a must have list; it’s just what I had in at the time I made it!
- 1 tbsp. of oil
- 1 carrot (diced)
- 1/2 onion (diced)
- 1/2 courgette (diced)
- 4-5 small broccoli florets (the tree- like bits)
- 4-5 small cauliflower florets (the tree-like bits)
- 1 handful of frozen peas
- 1 handful of sweetcorn
- 1 small can of chickpeas
- 1 veg stock cube
- 500ml of hot water
Heat the oil in a large sauce pan on medium heat, then add the carrot, onion, courgette, broccoli and cauliflower to the pan. Mix gently until the veg become soft – this takes around 5-10 minutes but keep your eye on it so it doesn’t burn!
As the veg is softening measure out 500ml of water into a measuring jug and add the stock cube. Stir until the stock cube has dissolved then add it to the veg and mix together.
Once you have added the stock (mixed with water) you can add the rest of the ingredients; chickpeas, frozen sweetcorn and frozen peas. Leave it too simmer for around 10-15 minutes, then it is ready too eat – although be careful as it will be very hot!
P.S I like to add brown rice too mine to mix up the texture and space it out into 2 meals! Enjoy!