Toasted Nut Brown Rice



Makes 6 to 8  servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Mauna Loa Dry Roasted Macadamias with Sea Salt, chopped coarsely, toasted
  • 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Yellow or White Onion, finely dices
  • 1 cup Brown Rice
  • 1/3 cup Golden Raisins
  • 4 tablespoons Italian Parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Toast the coarsely chopped Mauna Loa Dry Roasted Macadamias in sauté pan or under broiler until lighten brown. Set aside
  2. Place the raisins in a small bowl and add boiling water to cover them. Let them “plump” for about 10 minutes. Drain water.
  3. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and stir until softened (about 2 minutes).
  4. Add the brown rice to the oil and onions and coat, stirring.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and add 2½ cups of water and 1 teaspoon of salt.
  6. Bring to a boil over high heat. cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender (about 30-35 minutes).
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Stir the raisins, Mauna Loa Dry Roasted Macadamias and parsley into the cooked rice. Sprinkle pepper on top.