Brown Rice and Mung Bean Pilaf

Brown Rice and Mung Bean Pilaf

Serves 6
Tiny, round green mung beans combine with brown rice for a satisfying pilaf pairs easily with almost any main dish, such as roasted turkey or grilled chicken breasts.
Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup dried mung beans
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts
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Method: 
Place sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl and cover with hot water. Let sit for 10 minutes to soften and then drain and chop. Set aside.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and golden, about 8 minutes. Stir in mung beans, rice, broth, 2 cups water and salt and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to low, cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 40 minutes. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes and walnuts and serve.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 330 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 170mg sodium, 52g carbohydrates, (8 g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 13g protein.
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