Savory brown rice recipe

This savory, rich side dish is great with steak, pork, and chicken dishes

Savory brown rice

Cook time:  25 minutes | Prep time:  10 minutes

1 Tbsp.  Olive oil
1 C onion, chopped
1 C portabella mushrooms, rinsed, halved, then thinly sliced
 ½ C celery, rinsed and finely diced 
2 C low-sodium chicken broth
1 C instant brown rice, uncooked
¼ C dried parsley
¼ tsp.  Salt
Ground black pepper to taste

Method of preparation
In a 4-quart saucepan, warm olive oil over medium heat.  Add onion, mushrooms, and celery.  Cook and stir for 5–7 minutes, until all vegetables are soft, but not brown.
Stir in the chicken broth, brown rice, parsley, salt, and pepper.  Cover.  Bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce heat to medium.  Cook according to brown rice package directions, about 5–10 minutes.  Drain off any excess liquid.  Fluff with a fork.  Serve immediately.
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