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Rice Casserole With Pine Nuts And Tomatoes Recipe

Rice Casserole With Pine Nuts And Tomatoes Recipe
 

 Heart Healthy Rice Casserole Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil 
  • 1 medium Onion - chopped
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper - cut in 1/2" squares
  • 1 large Carrot - quartered length-wise and chopped
  • 3 small Celery Ribs - cut in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 Garlic Cloves - minced
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup  Long-Grain Brown Rice
  • 1 1/2 cups Tomatoes - sliced
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Currants or Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Pine nuts or Almonds
  • Toasted Lemon Wedges

 

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil an 8- by 10-inch baking dish. 
  • Heat oil in a large skillet. Add vegetables, garlic, herbs and 2/4 cup parsley. 
  • Saute over medium-high heat for 6 minutes.
  • Add sugar, paprika, salt and rice. 
  • Cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes, water and currants or raisins. Bring to a simmer.
  • Transfer to baking dish, cover and bake until rice is tender, about 1 1/2
    hours.
  • Toss with pine nuts or almonds and remaining parsley.
  • Garnish with lemon wedges.

Vegetarian Dinner Meal - Serves 6