Nutty Brown Rice Pilaf

Author: Canadian Living

The nuttiness of brown rice is played up by savoury and sweet flavours. One cup (250 mL) cooked brown rice has 2.2 grams dietary fibre, compared with 0.6 grams for the same amount of cooked white rice.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : © CanadianLiving.com

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 cup long grain brown rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/3 cup dried currants
  • 1/3 cup raisin
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nut
  • 2 green onions sliced

Method

In heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and cinnamon, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until softened.

Add rice; cook, stirring, for I minute. Add stock, currants and lemon rind; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for 35 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes; fluff with fork.

Sprinkle with pine nuts and onions.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 543 mg
  • Protein 10 g
  • Calories 301.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 50 g

%RDI

  • Iron 19.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 11.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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