Brown Rice Pilaf with Roasted Broccoli and Toasted Almonds
 
 
Vegan, Gluten Free
Yield: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup long grain brown rice
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 4 cups small broccoli florets (about 2 heads)
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the rice and cook, stirring occasionally, about 6-9 minutes or until it begins to brown. Add the onion and a little salt and pepper and cook about 5 minutes, until the onion starts to get soft.
  3. Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover. Let simmer about 30-40 minutes, checking after 20 and 30 minutes to make sure there is still enough liquid.
  4. While the rice is cooking, toss broccoli with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast on the top rack for 10-15 minutes. Toast almonds in a frying pan over medium heat about 2 minutes, until lightly browned.
  5. When the rice is tender, toss with broccoli and almonds, and cook uncovered on medium heat until almost all the liquid is gone. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, and serve.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 side Calories: 160 Fat: 12g Saturated fat: 1.5g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 12g Sugar: 2g Sodium: 60mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 4g Cholesterol: 0mg
Recipe by Handful of Raspberries at http://www.handfulofraspberries.com/brown-rice-pilaf-with-roasted-broccoli-and-toasted-almonds/