Mixed Rice Pilaf
A mixture of brown rice, wild rice, and basmati rice that makes for a very interesting flavor and texture. A vegan recipe.
1 cup chopped onion
2 tsp minced garlic
1/3 cup minced red bell pepper
1/2 cup minced celery
1/2 cup orange or pineapple juice
2 cups long-grain brown rice
1/2 cup wild rice
1/2 cup basmati rice
4 cups basic vegetable stock
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried sage
1 Tbs low-sodium soy or tamari sauce
In a heavy pot over medium-high heat, saute' onion, garlic, red bell pepper, and celery in sherry until vegetables are soft (5 to 10 minutes).
Add brown, wild, and basmati rice. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add stock, thyme, and sage, and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium and cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
Lower heat to low, cover pot, and let pilaf steam until rice is tender (about 25 minutes). Stir in soy sauce.
Nutrition (per serving): 204.8 calories; 11% calories from fat; 2.7g total fat; 4.8mg cholesterol; 243.0mg sodium; 318.7mg potassium; 32.7g carbohydrates; 2.2g fiber; 4.5g sugar; 7.1g protein.