I'd been looking for a good brown rice pilaf recipe for years. White rice is stripped of nutrients.
Plus to us, brown rice tastes better.
So after much trial and error, I came up with a recipe we love....and I make it often.
So here it is. I'll walk you through it, and then I'll type the full recipe at the end of this.
First of all, I use this kind of rice. It's my favorite. But use a brand you like.
Walmart has the best price. Like $2. cheaper than Vons or Savemart.
Then I add some fresh chopped parsley.
Or sometimes I'll throw leftover pilaf in a soup I'm making for added flavor.
I've become more daring in my older age.
In large frying pan put 2 T olive oil and fry chopped onion (small one or 1/3 of large) until
translucent. Then put in 1 c brown rice and mix it all so that each kernal of rice gets it's own jacket.
Measure 2 1/2 cups water and stir in along with 2 garlic cloves. 3/4 t salt, Bring to boil, then cover
and simmer 45 min. Turn off heat and let it set about 10-15 minutes. Then add some sliced almonds
and craisins, stir, and put lid back on until dinner is ready. Fluff with fork.