Vegetable & Mixed Rice Pilaf

You can hardly imagine my shock when Dear Hubby brought a recipe to me and said “I would like to make this”.  He loves to eat and can cook the basics, but he has rarely plotted a culinary experience of his own (intentionally).

I encouraged him to go for it and after a quick trip to the grocery store to pick up a few missing ingredients, he was ready to load the crockpot.

Vegetable  Mixed-Rice Pilaf in the Crockpot

He cleaned and chopped the vegetables and placed them into the crockpot and added the olive oil.

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Chopped veggies

 

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Add the olive oil.

 

Add Olive oil to the vegetable mixture.

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Then he gave the vegetables a stir to coat them evenly with the olive oil.  Looks good!

 Now it is time to add the vegetable broth and the brown and wild rice.

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All of the delicious spices for this recipe get added next.
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After the spices have been added, give the entire mixture a good stir and you are ready to let the crockpot do it’s magic.

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 This cooked for about 3-1/2 hours.  See recipe below.
 Vegetable & Mixed-Rice Pilaf

 

A healthy side dish in the crockpot
  1. 1 cup button mushrooms, sliced
  2. 1 cup fresh asparagus spears trimmed into 2 inches pieces
  3. 2 medium carrots, sliced
  4. 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  5. 1 teaspoon olive oil
  6. 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
  7. 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed & drained
  8. 1-3/4 cups fat-free, low-sodium vegetable broth
  9. 1 cup water
  10. 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  11. 1 teaspoon dried basil
  12. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
  13. 1/2 teaspoon salt-free all-purpose seasoning blend (Mrs. Dash)
  14. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  15. 1 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian parsley
  16. 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  1. In the slow cooker stir together the vegetables. Add the oil, stirring to coat. Stir in the brown and wild rice. Stir in the broth, water, and seasoning.
  2. Cook, covered, on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  3. Just before serving, sprinkle with pilaf with the parsley. Drizzle with the lemon juice. Using a fork, stir to combine the ingredients and fluff the rice.

We did add salt to this on our plate, so I guess that defeated the low-sodium properties of the dish.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 4 minute(s)

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat

Number of servings (yield): 8

Calories: 105

Fat: 1

Protein: 4

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Recipe by Answers at Walgreens — tested by www.acupofwhimsy.com

 Huh….I wonder what other magazines I should leave around for Dear Hubby to stumble upon?……..DebraJ

NOTE:  I did not receive any compensation or free products to create this post.  The ideas and opinions were my own.

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