Brown rice with almonds and almost any veggie you’d like to add. Another quick, tasty, filling side dish. Low fat, no dairy, just plain good.

And good for your bones as well. This brings minerals for the nerve system and bone building, fiber for intestinal housekeeping, and whatever variety of vegetables you have around – all in a simple and tasty dish.

1 cup brown rice
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup shredded carrot
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons sliced toasted almonds

Rinse rice under cold water. Bring stock to a boil in medium saucepan and add rice, onion, and parsley.

Reduce heat and cook, covered, about 45 minutes, until done.

Mix in almonds and carrots, maybe some diced mixed vegetables of your choice for color and added nutrition. Allow the last-minute additions to rest in the rice for 5 minutes or so, and serve. Garnish with thin slices of any colorful vegetable, or a dash of paprika.

Health benefits may include:

  • Weight loss / weight management
  • Improved bowel function
  • Stronger bone
  • Anti-aging