Creamy Herbed Brown Rice with Green Olives

Healthy whole grain brown rice simmered in broth with herbs, onion and garlic --- then, add crispy delicious Castelvetrano olives; and, definitely don't forget the crumbled goat cheese.

Makes 6 Servings

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  • Ingredients
    1 cup Mahatma® Whole Grain Brown Rice
    1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1 onion, finely chopped
    2 each minced garlic
    2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
    1 each dried thyme leaves
    1 bay leaf
    1 cup pitted green olives, halved
    1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
    1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
    1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
    1 Tbsp finely grated lemon zest
    freshly ground black pepper
    2 oz crumbled goat cheese
  • Directions
    Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat,. Add onions and garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally, until softened.  Add broth, rice, thyme, and bay leaf and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 45 minutes.  Discard bay leaf and thyme. Stir in the olives, parsley, basil, lemon juice, zest and pepper. Serve topped with goat cheese.

    *  For this recipe we recommend using Castelvetrano olives produced exclusively in Castelvetrano, Sicily.  These bright green olives are harvested young and cured in a lightly salted brine, which results in a clean flavor and meaty texture.  Castelvetrano olives often referred to as “dolce” (meaning “sweet” in Italian), are a truly exceptional snack.
  • Nutritional Info

    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.    See full nutrition

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    ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

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