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Brown Rice Risotto

This colorful side dish works well with most main dishes. Any vegetable or herb can easily be substituted for a variation.

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Ingredients

1          teaspoon olive oil


1          small red bell pepper, cut into               ½-inch dice


1          small yellow bell pepper, cut into ½-inch dice


1          small onion, cut into ½-inch dice


2          garlic cloves, peeled and crushed


2          sprigs fresh thyme


1¼       teaspoons kosher salt


¼         teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1          cup brown basmati rice


1¾       cups chicken broth, low sodium


½         cup frozen peas


¼         cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped


2          scallions, trimmed and chopped


Instructions

1.  Put the oil into the cooking pot of the Multicooker set to Brown/Sauté at 350°F. Add the peppers, onion, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Sauté until softened, about 5 to 6 minutes. 


2.  Add the rice and stir to coat with oil and ingredients in the pot. Cook for 1 minute. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Cover and switch to Slow Cook on High for 1 hour.


3.  Once time has expired, the unit will automatically switch to Keep Warm. Let the rice sit covered for 15 minutes. When 5 minutes are remaining, stir in the peas. Finish by stirring in the parsley and scallions for garnish.

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Servings

Makes about 4 cups

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

Nutritional information per ½-cup serving:
Calories 115 (13% from fat) • carb. 22g • pro. 4g
• fat 2g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 376mg
• calc. 13mg • fiber 2g


This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
3-in-1 Multicooker
3-in-1 Cook Central®