Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fried Rice Pilaf, sort of

This is one of my favorite ways to use rice.  You can toss in tons of veggies, whatever you like.  Or you can have it plainer as a side dish -- even without the eggs.  With the eggs and veggies though, it is a complete one-dish meal.

Brown Rice
1 cup brown rice
2 cups (1 small can) chicken broth
1/2 cup water

--- cook the rice as you normally would, a day or two ahead of time and refrigerate.

Fried Rice Pilaf
 medium onion, small dice
2-3 cloves garlic, smashed and diced
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/8 to 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts or whole pine nuts
pinch of cinnamon
3 cups cooked brown rice
3 eggs lightly beaten
1-2 cups julienned spinach
3 T Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Saute onions and garlic in the olive oil until clear.
Add rice, pinch of cinnamon and spinach, stir until spinach wilts
Stir in nuts and eggs, keep stirring until eggs are cooked

You can add any other veggies you like or omit the veggies and eggs for a plain side dish.  It will keep in the refrigerator for several days in a well-sealed container.

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