Posted by nommie - August 11, 2004 05:08 AM

Brown Rice Pilaf with Vegetables & Garlic

1 tbsp. olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 cups brown rice
8 large garlic cloves, pressed
3 cups water
1 tsp. salt
1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 cup yellow crookneck squash, cubed
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup fresh corn kernels or frozen, thawed
1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 tbsp. sesame seeds, toasted
2 tsp. light soy sauce

Heat oil heavy large skillet over low heat. Add onion;
sauté until golden and tender, about 10 minutes.
Add rice and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add 3 cups water
and salt; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low,
cover tightly and cook until rice is tender and almost
all liquid is absorbed, about 35 minutes; do not
stir. Uncover skillet and place green beans, squash,
broccoli, corn and carrot evenly over surface
of rice. Cover and cook until vegetables are
crisp-tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Stir in red bell pepper and sesame seeds. Mix in soy
sauce. Toss to coat.