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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active:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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

1/2 cup
136 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 16.7g; dietary fiber 1.6g; sugars 1.8g; fat 5.9g; saturated fat 1.1g; cholesterol 2.5mg; vitamin a iu 714.6IU; vitamin c 3mg; calcium 44.4mg; iron 0.6mg; potassium 54.2mg; sodium 110mg.

1 fat, 1 starch, 1/2 vegetable

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