This Mushroom Brown Rice is worthy of being a meal by itself!


Mushroom Brown Rice

Brown rice is chockfull of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein. When it comes to nutritional value, it is undoubtedly far superior to our much -loved white rice.

Although referred to as “brown” rice, the rice has more of a reddish tint due to anthocyanins which are pigments that give red, purple and blue plants their rich coloring. Anthocyanins act as antioxidants and may offer anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-cancer benefits.

Brown rice has more fiber than white rice which means that it will keep you fuller for longer. The high fiber content means that your body digests it much slower than white rice, reducing the risk of diabetes associated with eating white rice often. If you are looking to manage your weight, brown rice may be of assistance.


Mushroom Brown Rice Recipe


This one is for mushrooms lovers! Though….in all honesty, I know not of any mushroom haters.

Ingredients

☛2 tbsp olive oil
☛1 and ½ red onion sliced/scallions
☛200g Mushrooms, chopped (Any type will do.)
☛3 cups local Brown rice, washed
☛3 cups vegetable stock or water
☛1 cup frozen peas
☛Salt to taste

Preparation

⏩Add olive oil to a pot over medium heat.
⏩Add onions and sautĂ© until soft and translucent.
⏩Add mushroom and cook until cooked and any liquid has evaporated.
⏩Stir in the rice, salt, and vegetable stock.
⏩Bring up to the boil, lower the heat and cover the pot. Cook until rice is soft.
⏩Add peas and stir in the cooked rice. Cover the pot and allow the peas to cook. This should take about 5 minutes.
⏩Et Voila! Serve with choice of protein and spicy sauce.

Hint: You can use any stock (chicken, beef, fish) you have on hand. However, if you are aiming for a vegetarian rice meal, stick to vegetable stock or water.
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