Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Brown Rice with Golden Raisins, Walnuts, and Feta

We have made this brown rice recipe a couple times now in the last couple weeks. It is really yummy! I modified it slightly from Fine Cooking here. I like to buy the frozen rice bags that you can throw in the microwave for 3 minutes and you've got your rice cooked! This is a great recipe to make plain brown rice a little more interesting.


-1 bag frozen brown rice
-2-3 tablespoons olive oil
-1/2 small yellow onion, diced
-1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and finely chopped
-3 tablespoons golden raisins
-2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
-salt and pepper
-3 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled

First toast the walnuts in a skillet over medium heat. Finely chop and set aside. Next heat the olive oil in the skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and saute until tender.

Meanwhile, place the rasins in a small pot with a steamer basket and small amount of water. Bring water to boil and lower to simmer for 6-7 minutes. 

Place you frozen bag of rice in the microwave and cook according to packaging. Usually 3-4 minutes. Once rice is cooked pour rice into the skillet with the onion. Stir and cook for 3-5 minutes to heat through. Add the steamed raisins, toasted walnuts, fresh parsley, and salt and pepper. Toss in skillet.

Serve rice warm and top with crumbled feta cheese on each serving.

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