Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Brown Rice with Chicken and Broccoli

I thought you might like this recipe from Whole Foods Market at

I add carrots with the onion for an extra veggie!

Brown Rice with Chicken and Broccoli

Serves 4

Lean protein, greens and whole grains all in this one-pot weeknight meal. Make sure to cut chicken and broccoli into bite-size pieces so they'll cook evenly.


Per serving (about 18oz/516g-wt.): 370 calories (90 from fat), 9g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 50mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 45g total carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 25g protein


3 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 (8-ounce) skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1 cup long-grain brown rice
3 cups small broccoli florets
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts


Bring 1/2 cup broth to a simmer in a large high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook about 6 minutes or until tender. Stir in chicken, rice and remaining 3 cups broth. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer 30 minutes. Add broccoli and continue to cook about 15 minutes or until broccoli and rice are tender and all liquid is absorbed. Remove covered pot from heat and let sit 5 minutes; uncover and fluff with a fork. Stir in thyme and pine nuts and serve.

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