Pilafs are made by sautéing rice with vegetables and seasonings, then steaming the mixture in enough liquid for the grains to get tender without turning to mush. Button mushrooms can stand in for shiitakes; you can also replace bok choy with any quick-cooking vegetable (e.g., snow peas or zucchini).
Ground spices tossed with store-bought banana chips makes a great snack. For a lower-fat option, try this recipe with bake-dried bananas, such as Bare Fruit.
This gingery vegetable dish makes a delicious main meal for two. Adapted with permission from Rachael Ray’s 30-Minute Meals Veggie Meals.