Brown Rice as a Side

A healthy, gluten free side dish suitable for any meal! Keep in mind even though brown rice is very healthy, one serving of grains per meal is only 1/2 cup so it is very easy to overeat and lead to weight gain. You can easily bulk this serving up by adding cauliflower rice in the last 5-8 minutes of cooking the rice, just add about 1/8 cup of additional broth or water as well. This will significantly increase the fibre and nutrient value of your meal without you even noticing!

1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup of organic chopped celery
3 tbsp olive oil
2 ½ cups long (medium or short will do just adjust cooking time) grain organic brown rice, uncooked
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups organic reduced-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried thyme
REAL salt and pepper to taste

In large saucepan saute onion and celery in oil until tender. (power level 4.5)

Add rice and garlic; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until rice is lightly browned.

Add broth, thyme and pepper. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat; cover and simmer (power setting 4) for 35-40 minutes or until rice is tender. Fluff with fork.

YUM.

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