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1/30/11 11:42 P

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Here's two recipes that start with rice that is already cooked. they are both SparkPeople recipes

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1/30/11 11:34 P

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Tips: Most recipes, including the one below, usually call for twice the amount of liquid than the amount of rice. I have always found that this ratio makes gummy rice so I always add about 2 or 3 tablespoons more rice to the original cup called for. this has been working for me very well.

Also, for those who don't know, for very nice fluffy, separated rice kernels never check your rice to see if it is done by stirring it. ALWAYS tilt the pan to see if any liquid moves to the side but leave the rice undisturbed. Rice is like snow; as soon as you move it, it compacts causing it to lose the nice pockets of steam around each kernel.

I have posted this recipe just as I have it but I never follow the directions as stated. I leave the rice alone and while it is cooking I water-sauté the pepper, parsley, celery and cashews, folding them into the cooked rice at the end. You can also sauté the veggies in oil or butter if you prefer.


Brown Rice Pilaf

2 C beef broth
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp black pepper
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp dried tarragon
¼ tsp dill weed
¼ tsp dried thyme
¼ tsp dried marjoram
2 tbsp butter
1 C brown rice
¼ small green pepper, chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 rib celery, chopped
2 tbsp cashews, chopped

Combine beef broth, garlic, black pepper, salt, tarragon, dill weed, thyme and marjoram. Set aside. Melt butter in heavy skillet and when bubbly, add rice. Stir rice until coated with butter and slightly browned. Pour in beef broth mix and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat.

Simmer for 30 minutes, then stir in green pepper, parsley, celery and cashews. Cover and allow to cook for 15 more minutes or until rice has absorbed broth.

Yields 4-6 servings


Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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1/30/11 4:09 P

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This is my FAVORITE brown rice side dish recipe:
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I used to make it with barley but can no longer eat gluten. You could substitute wild rice too. I bet that would be YUMMY!

Here's a few more...
Mexicalli Skillet Rice
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Havana Salad
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Chicken & Brown Rice Stuffed Tomatoes (can have this as a main dish and side all in one)
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1/30/11 3:53 P

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I use mine alot as a stir fry staple... I have a big batch already pre-made... as well as meats and veggies.

Then for lunch/dinner - ready in 8 mins. or less, the raw veggies go first, the pre-cooked meat next (like chicken, already cut up), then the rice... great meal all in one.

Husband is the pickiest eater on the planet and he loves it.

Then I just toss in some low sodium spices or sauces depending on our mood and off we go.

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1/30/11 3:37 P

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Hi All!

The hubs and I are beginning to fully embrace the clean eating lifestyle and we are incorporating brown rice into our side dish repertoire. I have no idea how to make this stuff flavorful. I did well last week by using low sodium chicken broth and then adding a little yellow corn and some black beans to it for a southwestern feel. Tasted pretty good. I need other options to jazz up this side dish. Much appreciated!

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