Snappy Rice Dish

Contributed By: Terry Borden

Ingredients:

1 cup vegetables, frozen or fresh (cut into bite size pieces)
1⁄2 cup chicken broth, reduced salt (or use water)
1 cup brown rice, cooked, or any other rice
1⁄2 can kidney beans (about 7 oz) or chickpeas, pink beans, kidney beans
dill weed (fresh-snipped or dry) (to taste)
pepper (to taste)

Method:

1. Steam fry the vegetables in the chicken broth (or water) using a small pan, pot, or electric skillet, on medium high heat.*
2. Cook the vegetables the way you like them (firm or soft), stirring gently. Add more broth as needed to keep the vegetables moist.
3. Add the rice, canned beans and seasonings. Steam fry until heated through.
* Microwave version: Follow the same steps above. Use a microwave safe, covered dish. Stir the vegetables every 2 to 3 minutes. Just before they are cooked, add the rice, beans and herbs. Cook until heated. Rotate the dish & stir gently.

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Yield: 2 servings


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