Tonight's dinner centered around using up the abundance of brown rice I have in the cupboard. Even though I know it's good for you, I still find brown rice to be quite bland. I thought I'd add a few things to spice it up tonight.
First, I sauteed fresh minced garlic with chopped onion and chopped green pepper (fresh from my mom and dad's garden).
Then, I cooked the rice as normal.
And added it to the sauteed vegetables. I topped it off with a dash of fresh ground pepper and sea salt.
I paired the rice with a grilled chicken breast (seasoned with pepper and Jane's Krazy Mixed-Up Salt), and a sliced tomato (again from my parents' garden and the most delicious I've had all season).
Altogether, pretty tasty. I still haven't reached a point where I'll gush about brown rice, but I'm getting there. At the very least, it's a perfect substitute for white rice when cooked/baked as part of a larger dish.