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    Mexican Inspired Brown Rice Pilaf

    Mexican Inspired Brown Rice Pilaf. Photo by Tea Jenny

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    50 mins

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    40 mins

    Lalaloula's Note:

    Who says that pilaf can only be made with couscous?! Why not try a different version using nutty brown rice instead of the usual grains. This recipe is healthy, satisfying and makes best use of your pantry staples. I hope youll like it as much as we do. :)

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    1. 1
      Place brown rice in a pot and cover with the 2 cups of broth/water. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer uncovered for 40 minutes or until liquid has evaporated and rice has softened.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile combine carrots, tomato, kidney beans and jalapenos in a big bowl. Add minced onion, garlic, oil and apple juice. Mix to combine.
    3. 3
      When rice is ready, drain off any remaining liquid and add rice to veggies. Mix well, season with salt and black pepper to taste. Sprinkle with fresh herbs.
    4. 4
      Enjoy! :).

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 07, 2010


      Very colorful on the plate and the flavors went together well! I used a rice cooker so this recipe was super easy to make too. I liked the crispy contrast of stirring in the uncooked veggies and thought the jalapeno added a nice level of spicyness. I used the cilantro option to continue with the mexican theme. Thank you for your entry & good luck! =)

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    • on November 06, 2010


      I think this is the best rice pilaf I've had in years. I just love everything about it! I also love the heat in this one, and thought there was plenty enough for seconds, which really didn't bother me at all!

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    • on November 06, 2010


      Wow!!!! this was very nice and such a pretty dish to look at also. I like the dried onion in it you could taste it but it wasn't as harsh a raw onion, and the carrots gave it a nice crunch. The chopped chili made it a bit on the hot side for me I might use chopped red capsicum next time but that is just my preference, DH liked the heat I am more of a wimp. I think the kidney beans went well with the brown rice and it looked so nice on the plate. I used parsley as that was what I had but I will use coriander next time I think that would be very nice all in all this made for a very nice lunch, all the flavours came though and were very well balanced I will be making this again. Thank you for posting. Good luck. Made for Dinning on a $ 2010

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Inspired Brown Rice Pilaf

    Serving Size: 1 (158 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 303.4
    Calories from Fat 39
    Total Fat 4.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 341.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 56.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.7 g
    Sugars 5.5 g
    Protein 10.0 g

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