Monday, August 2, 2010

Wild Rice & Mushrooms

Brown rice is much healthier than white rice, but what do you do with it? This dish takes advantage of wild rice’s nutty flavors and firm texture. Serve a simply grilled chicken breast over this and you’ll look like a chef. It dresses up leftover meats too. A remarkably simple dish that yields rich results. Wild rice is much less expensive in the bulk section of your supermarket or health food store. Makes 6 side dish servings.

2 cups wild rice or brown rice
2 cups chopped white mushrooms
1 ½ to 2 cups chicken broth, vegetable broth or water
1 tsp. olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried onion flakes
Salt & pepper to taste

1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan with tight fitting lid.

2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 35 to 45 minutes or until rice is tender. You may need to add additional water, depending on the water content of the mushrooms. Fluff with a fork and serve. 115 calories, 1.5 g. fat, 5 g. protein and 2 g. fiber per serving.

Watch for lots more wild and brown rice recipes. I got a million of 'em.

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