Nutty Vegetable Pilaf

Yield: 
6 servings

Updated: Fri, 09/21/2012 - 11:26am

Ingredients: 
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped broccoli
  • 2 medium carrots, julienned
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped and toasted (bake at 350° for 5-7 minutes)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan or non-dairy alternative (optional)
Instructions: 
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli, carrots and onion.
  2. Cook and stir until broccoli and carrots are tender and onion is beginning to brown, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms, garlic and seasonings.
  4. Add rice and pecans. Cook, stirring until thoroughly heated, 1-2 minutes.
  5. Just before serving, sprinkle with cheese if desired. Enjoy!