I’m joining with my blogging friends today in the January Favorite Family Recipe Blog Hop. We each are sharing a family favorite recipe.
Let’s meet our hosts:
Now let’s see what great dishes are being shared:
My dish, Wild & Brown Rice Pilaf, can be a simple side to a meat entree or a main dish with a salad and bread for a meatless meal. I love one dish meals, and I try to eat nutty brown rice often. Compared with unenriched white rice, brown rice is higher in fiber, protein, B vitamins, iron, and magnesium. New research shows that eating whole grains like brown rice daily reduces colorectal cancer risk, and the more you eat the lower your risk. When combined with legumes,you get a more complete protein too.
Use chicken broth or vegetable stock to cook your brown rice. It adds great flavor and makes the dish special. Adding the vegetables at the end prevents them from turning to mush while cooking the rice. I hope you enjoy this filling and tasty dish. You can delete and add ingredients to meet your taste and needs. If you need a vegetarian dish, use vegetable stock instead of chicken. A fun presentation is pilaf in a baked acorn squash.
Brown & Wild Rice Pilaf with Raisins, Cashews, & Green Peas
Use organic when available Makes approximately 12 servings as side dish
Brown & Wild Rice Pilaf
- 1 cup cashew, almond or peanut halves toasted
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 cup long grain brown rice
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
- 1 1/2 cups cooked wild rice
- 2 cups frozen green peas
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 cup carrot chopped
- 3/4 cup celery diced
- 1/2 tsp ground thyme
- 1/4 tsp ground marjoram
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 1 cup raisins
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oil in large pot over medium-high heat
- Saute onion, raisins, and celery until onion is soft (2 to 3 minutes)
- Add garlic & rice and cook for 1 minute until garlic is fragrant
- Add chicken broth, thyme, marjoram,and salt, pepper
- Bring to a boil
- Cover & lower heat to low
- After 40 minutes add carrots
- After 50 minutes test the rice.
- If the rice is still wet and not yet cooked,recover & cook in ten minute increments until done
- If the rice is dry but not done, add a bit of water & cook for another 10 minutes
- Add green peas, wild rice, parsley, and cashews
- Mix and heat through
- Fluff with fork and serve
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