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Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr
A Thanksgiving tradition in our family. The vegetables/fruits can be varied in types and amounts depending on what your family likes.
- 2 cups brown rice (if you can get it, Lundberg's brown rice blends are especially nice in this dish)
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- mixed vegetables, of your choice cut into small pieces (we like cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, peas, yellow, red, and orange peppers, and celery)
- golden raisin (regular will work too)
- dried cranberries
- 1 apple, cored and chopped
- slivered almonds (optional)
- sharp cheddar cheese, cubed (optional)
- Cook rice as directed on package.
- While rice is cooking, sauté the chopped onion in the butter until translucent.
- Add longer cooking vegetables like cauliflower, carrots, celery, and continue to sauté.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the green pepper and the quicker cooking vegetables next like broccoli, peas, and other colored peppers.
- When all the vegetables are tender, add the raisins, cranberries, and apple, and sauté a little longer.
- When the rice is done, mix the rice with the sautéed fruits and veggies and cook together for a little while over low heat.
- If desired, mix in almonds and cheese chunks right before serving, letting the cheese chunks melt a bit.
I just love the combination of raisins and cranberries with turnip and broccoli. This was so good.
I love any food that's sweet. I used a broccoli, peppers and tomatoes for this recipe. I no longer make rice any other way. Thank you for sharing your Thanksgiving tradition!
I made a 2 serving size amount and it's hard to get the best veggies (broccoli and cauliflower) into that small amount unless you chop it all to tiny bits. So, I used peas, diced carrot, diced celery and what was left of a yellow pepper. I subbed dried fig for the cranberries and added 1/2 a tsp each of ground cumin, coriander, cinnamon and a bit if minced garlic.(skipped the cheese). It turned out wonderful and the almonds were a lovely touch