Hot-Spicy Brown Rice

 

2 cups water

1/2 cup quick-cooking (10-minute) brown rice

1/2 pound broccoli florets (about 3 cups)

2 tablespoons unsalted peanuts

1/8 teaspoon cayenne

2 teaspoons olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Place water in a medium saucepan over high heat. Add rice and broccoli and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer 10 minutes. Water should be absorbed and rice cooked. If water runs dry, add a little more to allow rice to finish cooking.

Meanwhile toss peanuts with cayenne. Remove rice from heat and add the peanuts, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Makes 2 servings.

Per serving: 275 calories (35 percent from fat), 10.5 g fat (1.3 g saturated, 5.6 g monounsaturated), no cholesterol, 9.5 g protein, 40.8 g carbohydrates, 2.8 g fiber, 35 mg sodium.

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