Basmati rice with mushrooms~ broccoli & oni

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil; divided
40 Pearl onions; peeled and ends removed
1 clove Garlic; peeled,finely minced
2 cups Basmati rice; or substitute long grained brown rice
1 tablespoon Mild paprika powder
½ cup Dry white wine
6 cups Hot vegetable stock
Salr and pepper
2 cups Mushrooms, wild or domestic
2 cups Rapini or broccoli florets; blanched in boiling water
½ cup Chives;snipped, divided
¼ cup Parmesan cheese; finely grated (opt)

*Note: can be made vegan by omitting the Parmesan cheese.

Moisten a large nonstick saucepan with 1 tablespoon olive oil, then heat over medium-high heat. Add theonions, cooking until tender and browned on both sides, about 7 minutes. Add the garlic, cooking it until it begins to brown, about 2 minutes. Add the rice, heating until it is toasted and hot. Add the paprika and mix to combine well.

Add the white wine and cook until all the liquid is gone, about 3 minutes. Add the hot vegetable stock. Season well with salt and pepper. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and lower heat to a simmer.

Cook until just about tendere, about 15-25 minutes, depending upon your choice of rice. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet over high heat, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the mushrooms,, cooking them until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the rapini or broccoli, cooking until al dente, about 3 minutes. Transfer the mushrooms and broccoli to the saucepan with the rice. Season with salt and pepper. Add ¼ cup chives. Cover pan, remove from heat, and allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving. Sppon into warm serving plates and sprinkle with remaining chives and parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutritional info per serving: 511 cal; 8g fat(14%), 93g carb, 13g pro Exchanges: 3½ pro, 4½ bread, 1½ fat Source: Miami Herald, 2/8/96 formatted by Lisa Crawford, 4/22/96

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