Herbed Brown Rice Pilaf

This recipe is a super quick, packed with flavor side dish that works great for a weekday dinner, and comes together in about 15 minutes. The vegetables add a vibrant pop of color and the aromatics from the fresh herbs and lemon zest jazz up the mild chewy tenderness of the brown rice.

On days when I know my prep time will be short, I’ll chop the vegetables ahead of time the evening before, and store them in a container in the fridge. That way when you’re ready to cook, they’re ready to go!

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Brazilian Grilled Pork Kabobs with Vegetable Quinoa and Brown Rice

Kabobs are one of those foods that are easy to make and fun to eat.  As I was thinking about this recipe, my first thought went to chicken or beef for the protein, but then I asked myself, “Why do you always limit your choices between chicken or beef?  What about pork?”  And I realized I had never made a pork kabob before!

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Tandoori Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice

Tandoori Chicken with Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

Tandoori Chicken is a delicacy that originated in the Punjab region of India.  The term ‘tandoor’ refers to a cylindrical clay or metal oven, fueled by wood or charcoal that cooks the food by using hot air and smoke.

If you don’t happen to have a tandoor at home, don’t worry.  You can still achieve the deeply flavored authentic Tandoori flavor using a grill or convectional oven.

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