Given I have been doing a lot of new recipe posts lately, I thought I'd give you a couple of pics this week of recipes that you can actually try!!
This is my Greek Basmati Rice from Vive. This dish is most definitely a personal favorite! While I enjoy grains cooked plain to pair with a main entree, there are times when I want to embellish them so they can be the 'featured dish', as with this recipe (even though you can certainly make it a side dish if you please)!
This recipe uses brown basmati rice, which is has a delightful 'popcorn-like' aroma when cooking. But, if you don't have brown basmati rice, go ahead and use long-grain brown rice in this recipe.
This is a simple, one-pot, "oven-does-the-work-for-you" dish!
To start, you combine everything in a large baking dish as so:
(with the exception of the fresh mint, parsley, and olives which are reserved...)
Then, cover and bake, stirring once or twice throughout, then stir in the olives and bake for another few minutes, then add in the fresh herbs and serve. I have served here along with my new Cashew-Ginger Tofu recipe (gosh, we are lovin' this one), and a salad with red leaf lettuce, cucumbers, and mini bell peppers all tossed with my Lemon-Zinger Vinaigrette (again, from Vive).
Note: Fresh mint is beautiful in this dish, but if you don't have it, or don't really like it, you can substitute some fresh basil if you prefer.
p.s. If you don't have Vive, you can check out the recipe in this book review.