Brown Rice and Shitake Pilaf

Brown Rice and Shitake Pilaf


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup (about 2 ounces) sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
1 cup asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 clove garlic, minced
3 cups cooked brown rice
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted*
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Baked chicken (optional)


Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add mushrooms, asparagus and garlic; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until tender. Add rice, nuts, onions, lemon peel, salt and pepper. Stir until well blended; heat thoroughly. Serve with chicken.

Makes 6 servings.

*To toast nuts, place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned.


Each serving provides 173 calories, 5 grams protein, 7 grams fat, 26 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams dietary fiber, 0 milligrams cholesterol and 397 milligrams sodium.

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