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Savory Slow-Cooked Grains

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Savory Slow-Cooked Grains
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 55 min
  • Servings 6
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Come home to a medley of rice and lentils packed with veggies and walnuts – a slow cooked side dish!

Ingredients

1
cup uncooked long-grain brown rice
1/2
cup uncooked wild rice
1/2
cup uncooked green lentils
3
cups coarsely chopped fresh mushrooms (8 oz)
2
medium carrots, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
12
medium green onions, chopped (3/4 cup)
1
container (32 oz) roasted vegetable stock or chicken broth (4 cups)
1
cup water
2
tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2
tablespoons dry sherry, if desired
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
1/4
cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/3
cup finely chopped parsley

Directions

  • 1 In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all ingredients except walnuts and parsley.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 hours 30 minutes to 7 hours 30 minutes.
  • 3 Stir before serving. Sprinkle with walnuts and parsley.
Tips  

Expert Tips

This is a great starter recipe if you're new to whole grains. Using a slow cooker is a terrific way to prepare them because some grains take a while to cook.

Whole Grain Serving: 1 1/2

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
80
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
13%
(
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
,
Trans Fat
0g
0%
)
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
980mg
41%
Total Carbohydrate
51g
17%
(
Dietary Fiber
9g
36%
,
Sugars
5g
5%
)
Protein
12g
12%
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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