Veggie Rice and Quinoa Pilaf with Almonds

Veggie Rice and Quinoa Pilaf with Almonds
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 121.9
  • Total Fat: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.6 mg
  • Sodium: 323.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 3.1 g

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Introduction

Brown and white rice and quinoa with carrots and rosemary are combined with toasted almonds, corn, and garlic for a colorful and hearty side dish. Using wine imparts a very nice flavor to this dish (cooks off so won't have affect on children). Brown and white rice and quinoa with carrots and rosemary are combined with toasted almonds, corn, and garlic for a colorful and hearty side dish. Using wine imparts a very nice flavor to this dish (cooks off so won't have affect on children).
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 Tbsp olive oil
    1 cup chopped carrots
    3 cloves garlic
    1 cup brown rice
    1/2 cup whole grain quinoa
    1-1/2 chicken broth
    1 cup white wine
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp dried rosemary
    1/2 cup white rice
    1 cup frozen corn
    1/2 cup chopped almonds

Tips

Can use frozen peas. Also could use vegetable broth instead of chicken if desired.


Directions

Place olive oil in medium saucepan and add chopped carrots - saute for 5 min. stirring frequently making sure not to brown.
Add garlic to carrots and saute continuing to stir frequently for another 2 minutes.
Add brown rice and quinoa to carrots and garlic and saute stirring frequently until slightly browned (about 5 min.).
Slowly add broth or water, wine, salt and rosemary. Stir well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer 30 minutes. While rice is cooking lightly toast almonds in a dry medium fry pan and put aside.
Add white rice mixing well and cook covered for an additional 10 min. or until almost all liquid is absorbed.
Stir frozen corn and toasted almonds into the rice mixture making sure to mix well. Continue to cook covered for another 5 min.
Remove from heat and serve.

Serving Size: 12 Servings

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