If you don't like red pepper, omit and use an equal amount of mild chili powder. (Serves 4)
*Cook 12 ounces fresh broccoli florets in boiling water 2 minutes; drain. Heat 1 teaspoon butter and 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 3 tablespoons minced shallots; sauté 2 minutes. Add broccoli, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; sauté 2 minutes.
**Cook 1 cup basmati rice according to package directions. Stir in 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano, 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper, and 3/8 teaspoon salt.