Toasted Brown Rice & Vegetable Pilaf

Toasted Brown Rice & Vegetable Pilaf
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Brown rice and barley combine with carrots and zucchini in this healthy side dish.
15 min
Prep Time
1:15
Total Time
5 servings

Ingredients

Grains

1 tablespoon
vegetable oil
1 cup
uncooked brown rice
1/2 cup
uncooked barley

Seasoning

2 (14.5-ounce) cans
vegetable broth
2 medium (1 cup)
onions, cut into thin wedges
2 tablespoons
chopped fresh basil leaves*
1 tablespoon
chopped fresh marjoram leaves**
1/4 teaspoon
coarsely ground pepper

Vegetables

3 medium (1 1/2 cups)
carrots, thinly sliced
2 medium (2 cups)
zucchini, halved lengthwise, sliced
3 ounces (3/4 cup)
Monterey jack cheese, shredded
 
*Substitute 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves.
** Substitute 1 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves.

Directions

  1. Heat oil in 10-inch skillet.  Add rice and barley. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes, until lightly browned. Stir in all seasoning ingredients. Continue cooking, 4-5 minutes, until mixture comes to a full boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Cover; continue cooking 35 minutes. Stir in all vegetable ingredients except cheese. Cover; continue cooking, 10-12 minutes, until grains and vegetables are tender and liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with cheese.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
380
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
59g
Protein
13g
Fat
11g
Sodium
660mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

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