A twist on cooking normal boiled rice, the added peas make this a clever way to sneak in more vegetables to your diet.
Hello and happy Meatless Monday!
I overindulged in dim sum once again yesterday, as such, I need to be a good girl diet-wise today. I have a super healthy and easy recipe for you, that is, brown rice with green peas. It is a clever way to jazz up normal boiled rice. It is also great to sneak in more vegetables to your diet!
You cook the rice as you normally would, just add in some seasoning and the peas. The seasoning used here is mirin, light soy sauce and salt. If you are not vegetarian you can use some chicken stock.
I usually have this with stir fried vegetables. Veggies on top of more veggies. Go for it, it’s good for you!
Brown Rice with Peas
Adapted from Harumi’s Japanese Home Cooking
Prep Time: 5 minutes / Cooking time: 30 minutes (in rice cooker) / Yields 5 servings
320gm Brown Rice (uncooked)
200gm Frozen Green Peas
1 Tbsp Mirin
1 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce
1 tsp Salt
Tomato slices (for garnishing)
1. Wash the rice and place in a rice cooker.
2. Add in water, mirin and soy sauce. Cook in the rice cooker.
3. Just before the rice is cooked (maybe the last 10 minutes of cooking time) add in the green peas and season with salt.
4. Once cooked, stir through and taste. Add more salt if needed.
If you are not vegetarian, you can add 1 tablespoon of granulated chicken stock into the water or use homemade chicken stock, instead of the water. Adjust the salt according to taste.