I love brown rice. I'm always looking for more ways to use it. And, it happens to go well with cheese :)
This is a meat-less meal (although it's not vegetarian because I used chicken broth), and it would be great as a side dish in houses who require meat each night!
We ate it as a main dish, and enjoyed it very much. Nice and comforting flavor, with an excellent texture thanks to that yummy brown rice.
Cheesy Green Bean Skillet - Finding Joy in My Kitchen
1 C brown rice
2 C chicken broth
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
1 C water
1 T minced onion
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
1 C shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
2 C green beans
Begin by sauteing mushrooms in a large skillet. Remove from the skillet.
Combine the broth, water, onion, salt, pepper and brown rice in the same skillet.
Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, until water is absorbed and rice is tender.
Then, add in mushrooms. Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes.
Next stir in the green beans, and simmer for 10 minutes, until green beans are cooked.
Finally, remove from the heat. Stir in the cheese and allow the heat from the dish to melt the cheese.
Update: I have now made this recipe entirely in the rice cooker. Cook the rice on the bottom, steam the veggies over the top in the steamer while the rice cooks. Then, add the cheese to the rice. Finally, stir in the veggies. I love making it this way -- the rice cooker does all the work for me :)
This recipe is linked to:
Recipe Swap at Prairie Story
URS: Cozy Foods, OneDishDinners