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Green Rice with Grapes and Pecans

 

Prep time:                  10 minutes

Prep notes:                after prepared refrigerate for 4 hours to let flavors marry

Cooking time:           40 minutes

Yields:                            8 people

 

Ingredients: 

2 cups long grain brown rice (plain or basmati)
2 garlic cloves
6 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp agave nectar
1 tsp salt
6 scallions, whites and light green cut in 1/2
1/2 cup packed parsley, large stems removed
1/4 cup EVOO
2 cups red seedless grapes, halved
1 cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted
Lemon wedges (optional)

 

Directions: 

  1. Fill a large saucepan with 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add rice and cook, over medium heat for about 40 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the next 7 ingredients in a Vitamix and blend until parsley is finely chopped.
  3. Fold herb sauce into rice, add grapes and refrigerate. Add pecans before serving , can be served warm or chilled. 

 

Notes: 

Options-

Chopped or grated lemon zest take from lemons before juicing.

Up to 1/2 cup minced mint leaves added to the herb mixture.

Chopped apple or other fruit in addition to the grapes. 

 

Credit:              Adapted from Taste for Life