Brown Rice Italian Medley

Serves 4
Delicious side-dish recipe idea ... whole-grain brown rice, sautéed asparagus, red and yellow peppers --- topped with fresh parmesan cheese.

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Ingredients

1 cup Blue Ribbon® Whole Grain Brown Rice
1 Tbsp olive oil
8 oz asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup pine nuts
salt and ground black pepper, optional
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

Cooking Directions

Prepare rice according to package directions.  Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add asparagus and peppers and sauté 5 minutes, or until crisp, tender. Stir in pine nuts and rice and heat through. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.
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