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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Greens and Grains
For 2012, my boyfriend and I are planning to eat more more vegetables and try to substitute them for meat in many meals. Here's a perfect side dish that I easily created from items in my fridge/pantry one night. It pairs well with seared tofu, tempeh, chicken, pork, or really any kind of meat. And it's just as good alone. I sort of threw it together so the measurements aren't exact but it's hard to mess it up. Totally healthy, totally delicious.
Brown rice with chick peas, spinach and pine nuts
about 2-3 cups of cooked brown rice
half a bag of spinach, washed
1 t. chopped garlic
1 t. extra virgin olive oil.
1 small can of chick peas
handful of pine nuts
salt and pepper to taste
Cook brown rice and set aside. I like to use Trader's Joe's frozen bags of brown rice. Each bag only takes 3 minutes to cook. Sauté spinach and garlic with olive oil in pan. Drain and rinse can of chick peas. Once the spinach is wilted, mix everything together in a bowl and sprinkle in pine nuts. Season with salt and pepper. Enjoy.