This simple side plays up the brightness of fresh parsley. This unassuming herb is pleasantly verdant and pairs wonderfully with zippy lemon zest and nutty brown rice. Compared with unenriched white rice, brown rice is higher in fiber, protein, B vitamins, iron, and magnesium. New research shows that eating whole grains like brown rice daily reduces colorectal cancer risk, and the more you eat the lower your risk.
How to Make It
Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
While rice cooks, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium. Add onion and carrot; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in parsley, rind, salt, and pepper.
Place cooked rice in a large bowl, and fluff with a fork. Add onion mixture, and stir to combine.