Brown Rice Pilaf with Toasted Almonds

For best results, soak the brown rice overnight to help make it softer and lighter. This can be served as a side dish or paired with beans to create a perfect meal.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup almonds, slivered
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1½ cups long grain brown rice
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 3½ cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp. dried marjoram, minced
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Place the almonds in small dry skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3–4 minutes, until lightly browned. Place almonds in a small bowl.
  • In the small skillet, sauté the onion and garlic in oil. Cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the rice and stir until thoroughly mixed, about 1 minute. Add parsley, broth, and marjoram, cover and reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer until all the water is absorbed and the rice is fully cooked, about 50 minutes. Uncover, fluff with fork, and let stand for a few minutes. Stir in toasted almonds and season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup almonds, slivered
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1½ cups long grain brown rice
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 3½ cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp. dried marjoram, minced
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Place the almonds in small dry skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3–4 minutes, until lightly browned. Place almonds in a small bowl.
  • In the small skillet, sauté the onion and garlic in oil. Cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the rice and stir until thoroughly mixed, about 1 minute. Add parsley, broth, and marjoram, cover and reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer until all the water is absorbed and the rice is fully cooked, about 50 minutes. Uncover, fluff with fork, and let stand for a few minutes. Stir in toasted almonds and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories250
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium410mg
Total Carbohydrate42g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars3g
Protein6g