Saturday, August 21, 2010

Broccoli Brown Rice Pilaf

My sister-in-law Vicki gave me the following recipe in 2007.  I've made it many times since then.  I love cooked broccoli and the mixture with the rice makes this an acceptable vegetable dish in my book!  You can't go wrong with this recipe.

Broccoli Brown Rice Pilaf

1 cup uncooked brown rice
2-1/4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 Tbsp minced fresh rosemary or 2 tsp dried rosemary
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups fresh broccoli, chopped
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1/8 tsp pepper

In large nonstick skilled coated with nonstick cooking spray, saute rice until lightly browned.  Add the broth, rosemary, and garlic; bring to boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40 minutes or until rice is almost tender.  Stir in the broccoli, almonds, sunflower kernels, salt and pepper.  Cover and cook 3-5 minutes longer or until rice is tender and broccoli is crisp-tender.  Fluff with fork.  YIELD:  6 servings

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