Something different with brown rice and open to lots of variations !!!
Seasoned Brown Rice
2 - 3 qt. microwave-safe casserole (no floppy plastic)
1 T. of olive oil
1 c. brown rice
1 tsp. chicken boullion granules (optional - high in sodium)
1 T. of Szechuan Seasoning (from the spice section - in a bottle)
4-1/2 c. very hot tap water or boiling water
Pour 1 T. of olive oil into casserole. Add rice and stir. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Repeat. Add the chicken bouillon granules and Szechuan seasoning and stir. Let cool for 5 minutes. Slowly add the 4-1/2 c. water and stir. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 40". Check at 30" to make sure that rice isn't too dry. If so, you will have to let it cool and add another 1/2-1 cup of boiling water very carefully. You can also do this dish in a pan on the stove - use 2-1/2 - 3 cups of water only and cover for cooking time - app. 45 minutes, checking after 30 minutes.
Variations: during last 5 minutes, stir in one cup of frozen peas; use different spices such as a combo of 2 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp of onion powder; 1 T. basil, 1 t. oregano, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 c. sundried tomatoes; 1 heaping T. of dried parslely, 2 T. fresh lemon juice; 1 - 2 T. of curry powder, 1/2 c. raisins, 1/4 c. almonds
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