Danni Gee

Danni Gee is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and dancer who has performed with legends like Cher and Gloria Gaynor.  She is also the lead singer of Suga Bush and a dance coordinator for SummerStage.  Danni supports many worthy causes including GEMS, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Stop Hunger Now.  She kindly shared one of her favorite recipes. 



2 tablespoons vegetable oil
-1 medium onion, chopped
-1 leek, chopped and rinsed
-2 garlic cloves
-6 cups vegetable stock
-2 tablespoons tomato paste
-1/2 teaspoon turmeric
-1 teaspoon curry powder
-2 teaspoons ginger
-2 teaspoons thyme
-1/2 cup rice
-1 cup mixed vegetables
-1 can unsweetened coconut milk
-zest from a lime
-1 teaspoon pepper
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 cup spinach

Heat oil and saute onion and leek for a couple minutes.  Add tomato paste, turmeric, curry, ginger, thyme, stock, and rice.  Cover and cook for ten minutes.  Add mixed vegetables, lime zest, and coconut milk.  Cook about fifteen minutes.  Add spinach, salt, and pepper and cook another five minutes.  Garnish with your favorite toppings.

This is the vegetarian version.  Last time I made it, I actually added sliced chicken breast. It was awesome!!!

Serves a family of four.


Thanks to Danni for sharing her recipe.  If you enjoy her recipe, please volunteer your time and contribute to your local food pantry.