Brown rice dressed up with frozen veggies, reduced-fat pesto and a sprinkling of nuts is an eye-catching and nutritious side dish to go with your favorite broiled or grilled meat, poultry, or fish. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine brown rice and frozen vegetables. Cover bowl. Microwave on 100% power (high) for 4 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender and mixture is heated through, stirring once or twice during cooking. Stir in pesto.

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  • Sprinkle with pine nuts to serve.

Tips

Tip: To toast nuts, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition Facts

136 calories; 5.9 g total fat; 1.1 g saturated fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 110 mg sodium. 54 mg potassium; 16.7 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 4 g protein; 715 IU vitamin a iu; 3 mg vitamin c; 44 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;