This is comfort food at its finest. For a little crunch, add some toasted almonds or pine nuts. Serve with Simplest Roast Chicken Ever.
1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
2 teaspoons olive oil
2/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped carrot
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
While rice cooks, heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion, celery, and carrot; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; stir in parsley and remaining ingredients. Add vegetable mixture to cooked rice; fluff with a fork. Serve immediately.
Tip: Chop all your vegetables and herbs in the morning so when you come home from work, the recipe is a cinch to complete.
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