Spring Vegetable Brown Rice Pilaf

Spring Vegetable Brown Rice Pilaf
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Brown rice gives this healthy pilaf recipe an interesting nutty flavor.
30 min
Prep Time
1:00
Total Time
6 side dish or 4 main dish servings

Ingredients

1 tablespoon
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 cup
uncooked brown rice
1 large (1 cup)
onion, chopped
1 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
1/4 cup
uncooked dried lentils
1/4 cup
coarsely chopped radish
3 cups
low sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon
dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1/2 teaspoon
coarse ground pepper
3/4 pound (18 spears)
fresh asparagus, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 medium (1 cup)
yellow bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2x 1/2-inch strips
1/4 cup
chopped fresh chives
3 medium (1 cup)
Roma tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons
chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan until sizzling; add rice, onion and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until rice is golden brown (4 to 5 minutes). Add lentils, radish, chicken broth, mustard, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook until rice is tender (45 to 50 minutes).
  2. Meanwhile, bring 2 cups water to a full boil in 10-inch skillet; add asparagus and yellow pepper. Cook over high heat until vegetables are crisply tender (3 to 5 minutes); drain. Stir asparagus, yellow pepper, chives and tomatoes into rice mixture. Sprinkle with parsley.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 side dish serving)

Calories
200
Cholesterol
5mg
Carbohydrates
35g
Protein
8g
Fat
4g
Sodium
280mg
Dietary Fiber
5g

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