Since I started the Manly Gluten-Free Series, I have been eating much more red meat than I would like to. Don’t get me wrong, I love meat, but I know it isn’t good for you in large quantities. To mix things up a bit, I decided to try out something I have never made before – baked rice. I think I had only made rice the traditional way on the stove before embarking on this recipe.
Combining baked rice with mixed vegetables seemed like a fantastic way to have both a filling and healthy meal. I am always looking for creative ways to get more vegetables in my diet, since just eating raw veggies straight up is a little boring to me.
Here are some pictures and the recipe for this GF DF baked rice and mixed veggies dish:
- 3/4 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
- 1/4 cup uncooked wild rice
- 1/4 cup uncooked brown rice
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen broccoli
- 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1/2 cup chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2.5 cups vegetable broth
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. In a 9 x 13 inch baking dish, combine the white rice, wild rice, brown rice, salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne and broth. Mix well and cover.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove from oven.
4. Add in the broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, and red pepper. Mix well and cover again. Place back in the oven.
5. Continue cooking for about 30 minutes, until both the rice and veggies are cooked through.
6. Remove from oven, serve, and enjoy!
This dish takes awhile to cook, but the whole process is relatively simple and doesn’t take much work. Pour the rice in a dish, chop some veggies, and that’s about it!
I thought the amount of time in the oven was just about right for this meal, and it ended up tasting very good. It wasn’t extremely flavorful or anything, but it definitely still tasted delicious. If you want to add even more flavor to it, I would suggest adding some onions, a little more salt, and maybe some oregano or thyme in there. Enjoy!