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Brown Rice Cheesy Peasy Pilaf

Brown rice is something people typically avoid when looking for a speedy starch. But that's changed since contributing food editor LeeAnne Wright recently discovered Dainty Time-Wise Long Grain Brown Rice. You get all the goodness of whole grain rice in one-third of the time!

February 4th, 2009

Recipe by Leeanne Wright

"This was very easy, and brings the possibilities of adding new and different vegetables and cheeses to the rice, which leads to even more variation on the table! The 15-minute brown rice was great. After trying this recipe, it's now my favourite product. We all found the cheese very strong, and I think a milder cheese would have made it perfect."
Jenni Zeineddine, mom of Trinity, 7, Zahra, 4, and Aleah, 2, Kitchener, Ont.
Prep Time
Prep: 5 min.
On the table: 25 min.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cuplong grain brown parboiled rice
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cupfrozen peas, defrosted
  • 3/4 cup grated Asiago cheese (3 oz)
  1. Heat oil in a heavy pot over medium heat, add rice and stir until coated with oil.

  2. Add stock and cover with tight-fitting lid. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low to a bubbly simmer. Cook for 15 minutes.

  3. Stir in peas and cheese and cook for an additional 5 minutes until peas are warm, cheese has melted and all stock has been absorbed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrients Per Serving

Per serving: 213 calories, 8 g fat, 106 mg calcium, 488 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 8 g protein. Good source of magnesium.

Brown Rice Cheesy Peasy Pilaf
Photo by Edward Pond

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