Rice is perhaps one of the simplest and commonly used grain and source of energy for most people in the world. And for good reason, according to an article on Live Science, rice is a highly nutritious food with high fiber content and low in calories. Brown rice is known as a low “glycemic index” food which means it won’t raise a person’s blood sugar levels as much as other foods. Vitamins founds in whole grains like brown rice include vitamin B, iron, magnesium and selenium.
Brown rice is a great healthy option to add to your salad for lunch or to your dinner plate. However, simple brown rice can get a little boring after a while. Try this updated version for dinner with your family next time or take it as a dish for the next church potluck.
- 1 cup of uncooked brown rice
- 1/3 cup of apricots
- 1/3 cup of sliced almonds
- 1 tsp of curry powder
- 1-2 tsp of grape seed oil
- Cook the brown rice as listed under directions on the package
- Once the rice is cooked, on a separate pan over medium-high heat add a tsp of the grape seed oil and sliced almonds. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add remaining grape seed oil if needed.
- Next add the curry powder and cooked rice to the pan. Stir all together. The curry will give it a warm gold color.
- Chop the apricots and add to the rice.
- Lastly, add chopped Parsley for garnish.
- This golden rice recipe is a nice break from the plain everyday brown rice and even adds a little color to your dinner plate. Another option is adding some sautéed or oven roasted veggies like zucchini, mushrooms and bell peppers to your plate alongside the golden rice.
Link to article from Live Science: