Creamy Herbed Brown Rice with Green Olives

Serves 6
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Healthy whole grain brown rice simmered in broth with herbs, onion and garlic --- then, add crispy delicious Castelvetrano olives; and, definitely don't forget the crumbled goat cheese.


Ingredients:

1 cup Gourmet House® Brown Rice or Organic Brown Rice
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 each minced garlic
2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 each dried thyme leaves
1 bay leaf
1 cup pitted green olives, halved *
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp finely grated lemon zest
freshly ground black pepper
2 oz crumbled goat cheese


Directions:

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat,. Add onions and garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally, until softened.  Add broth, rice, thyme, and bay leaf and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 45 minutes.  Discard bay leaf and thyme. Stir in the olives, parsley, basil, lemon juice, zest and pepper. Serve topped with goat cheese.


*  For this recipe we recommend using Castelvetrano olives produced exclusively in Castelvetrano, Sicily.  These bright green olives are harvested young and cured in a lightly salted brine, which results in a clean flavor and meaty texture.  Castelvetrano olives often referred to as “dolce” (meaning “sweet” in Italian), are a truly exceptional snack.

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