A few weeks ago, my colleague warmed up the most amazing smelling lunch - ever.
She explained to me how much they she and her family like the dish, and told me it contained three simple ingredients: brown rice, smoked sausage and chicken broth.
Sounds easy enough.
So, earlier this week when we were in need of some comfort food, I tried my hand at our version of Brown Rice
It was a success.
Brown Rice Hotdish - Adapted from my colleague
1/2 of a ring of smoked sausage (kielbasa), sliced
1 T minced onion
3/4 C brown rice (I used minute brown rice)
3/4 C chicken broth
1/2 C hot water
splash of lemon juice
1/4 C Parmesan cheese
Place sliced sausage in a frying pan and brown for 5-6 minutes.
When nicely browned, add in minced onion and brown rice, toss to coat the rice in the oil in the pan.
Add in 1/2 C hot water and stir to coat.
Pour the whole dish into a greased 2 qt dish, or an 8x8 glass baking dish. Add in the chicken broth.
Cover, and cook at 375 for 30-40 minutes (If you use minute brown rice, cook for 20 minutes) or until rice is done and most of the liquid is absorbed.
Then, uncover and add a sprinkle of lemon juice and Parmesan cheese.
Return to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted.
Serve warm and enjoy!
I have no idea if this is even remotely close to her amazing brown rice casserole, but, it will make a repeat appearance on our menu! Since the original posting, we've added 1 C fresh spinach before baking -- wow, we love that too.
Linked to: Ingredient Spotlight.