Almond Brown Rice Pilaf – Turn simple brown rice into a delicious healthy dish with toasted almonds, sweet shallots and parsley!
Hi ya, buddies! HAPPY FRIDAY! Do you love Fridays?! I can’t get enough of them.
Secondly. What’s on your weekend’s agenda?? My plans include going to Wisconsin where I will be sure to enjoy 3 days at the Kohler Food & Wine Experience! Isn’t that super cool? I’ll tell you all about it when I get back. For now I’m just looking forward to food, wine, and possibly a full night’s sleep? ‘Cause I’m leaving the hubs and kids behind! It will be me, my hotel room, and a pillow… 😴🌛💤 HIGH FIVE! 🙋
But first, more pressing news: I don’t like brown rice. 😩 And here I am talking about a brown rice recipe. I know I knoooow! Well, it’s not that I don’t like it, it’s that I don’t like it without flavorings and all, you know? And because it’s good for us, I do turn to it as often as I possibly can. Let’s be honest, though; there ain’t a thing that butter and toasted nuts couldn’t help. Am I right? EXACTLY.
BROWN RICE PILAF
I have made this Almond Brown Rice Pilaf recipe a gazillion times and I’ve almost never really changed it. I am comfortable with it and I’m afraid to walk away from it. As I said, me no likey brown rice, but me DO likey THIS brown rice. 😀
So in order to avoid white rice at times, we will keep to this recipe and love it as much as we can. Deal? Coo’.
Grab a skillet – JUST ONE – some butter, and brown rice – your new side dish will be ready in 20 minutes.
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TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS USED IN THIS RECIPE
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
- 1 garlic clove , minced.
- 1-1/2 cups instant brown rice
- 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
- salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds , toasted
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- Heat olive oil and butter in a nonstick pan over medium heat.
- Add chopped shallots and saute for 1 minute or until crisp-tender.
- Add garlic and saute for 20 seconds, or until fragrant.
- Stir in rice and continue to cook for 1 minute.
- Add chicken broth, salt and pepper.
- Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
- Remove from heat and add toasted almonds and parsley; stir and fluff with a fork.
- Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
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