2 tsp. olive oil
¼ cup onion, minced
1 cup brown rice
2 ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. fresh thyme (or ½ tsp. dried thyme)
¼ tsp. pepper
¼ cup parmesan cheese
1. In a medium sauce pot, heat oil and sauté onion until soft (but not brown) about 2 minutes. Add rice and sauté for another 2 minutes.
2. Add remaining ingredients. Cover. Simmer for 35 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
3. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Serve.
Nutritional Facts: ½ cup per serving
Calories: 147 Protein: 4g
Fat: 3g Fiber: 2g
Sat. fat: 1g Cholesterol: 5mg
Carbohydrate: 24g Sodium: 253mg
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