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BROWN RICE WITH ONIONS AND PEAS

Brown Rice with Onions and Peas
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This delicious Brown Rice with Onions and Peas will make the perfect side dish to your favorite meat, poultry, or fish. People with diabetes should avoid eating white rice because it tends to give them sugar peaks. Brown rice on the other hand has a lower glycemic index which help control blood sugar levels.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup brown rice
  • 3 cups of boiling water, for tastier rice use vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 1 ½ olive oil

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the water or stock in the microwave, until boiling.
  3. Once oil is hot, add onions to saucepan and sauté until the onion starts to get transparent and a little bit brown.
  4. Pour the rice into the pot with the onions; stir the rice and onions together. Pour the boiling water or stock onto the rice and onions. Add peas and stir one more time.
  5. Bring the pan to a boil then reduce the heat to low and cover. Simmer the rice for about 30-40 minutes. Brown rice typically takes longer to cook than white. Do not remove the lid until the rice id fully cooked.
  6. The rice is done when all the water or broth is gone. Remove from heat when done and enjoy.

Did you know?

People with diabetes benefit from consuming brown rice because it is more filling and does not make blood sugar levels peak.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Facts

Calories: 137  Protein: 4g  Fiber: 2g  Sugars: 3g  Fat: 5g

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