I've made this 2x, once with the almonds, once without. It's good either way. I add baby carrots, garlic, and herbs de provence. I had a time crunch the 2nd time I made these, so they roasted for about 10-15 min, then I broiled them on high to finish them off. worked just fine! did not have a mushy issue at all, they were perfect.
Roasted Vegetables and Rice
Serve this easy roasted vegetable and rice recipe as a vegetarian main dish or as a hearty side dish. Frozen separately, roasted vegetables also make a colorful addition to soups, stews, and pasta dishes.
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Bake: 40 Minutes
- 1 pound zucchini, diced
- 1 pound yellow squash, diced
- 1 large sweet onion, diced
- 1 large red bell pepper, diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 2 (8.5-oz.) packages ready-to-serve brown and wild rice mix
- 1/2 cup chopped roasted salted almonds
- 1. Preheat oven to 450°. Toss together first 7 ingredients until vegetables are well coated. Place vegetables in a single layer in a jelly-roll pan.
- 2. Bake at 450° for 20 minutes. Stir vegetables, and bake 20 more minutes or until slightly crisp and golden.
- 3. Prepare rice according to package directions. Stir together rice, almonds, and hot vegetables.
- Note: For testing purposes only, we used Uncle Ben's Ready Whole Grain Medley Brown and Wild Rice.
- To make ahead: Prepare vegetables as directed through Step 2. Let cool completely. Transfer to airtight containers or heavy-duty zip-top plastic freezer bags, and freeze up to one month. Thaw in refrigerator 8 to 24 hours. Reheat in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 5 to 6 minutes or until thoroughly heated and any extra liquid is reduced. Proceed with recipe as directed, or use vegetables as desired.
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