" This is comfort food at its best with mild flavors and it's simple to make. This is a very versatile dish: if you prefer, you can use almonds in place of the cashews, and cilantro in place of the parsley. "
Ingredients 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup uncooked brown rice 3 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 1 clove garlic, minced 2 carrots, sliced 2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms 1 cup chickpeas 2 eggs, beaten freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup chopped cashews
Directions 1 Bring 1-1/2 cups water to boil, add rice. Bring contents back to a boil, cover the pot and simmer for 45-50 minutes, or until rice is tender.
2 Approximately 20 minutes before rice is finished cooking heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in onions and saute them, stirring frequently until they soften. Add the garlic and carrots and continue stirring for 5 minutes.
3 Place mushrooms inside of skillet and cook until mushrooms begin to brown, about 10 minutes. Add the chickpeas and cook 1 more minute.
4 When the rice is finished cooking pour the eggs into the skillet and cook the mixture, stirring constantly until the eggs are cooked. Remove the skillet from the heat, stir in pepper, parsley, and nuts.
5 Spoon the cooked rice into the skillet and stir well. Serve the pilaf hot with soy sauce on the side for added flavor.
Makes 4 servings
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