Brown Rice Chestnut Pilaf
1 tbsp. olive oil or grapeseed oil
1 onion, diced
1 cup brown rice (short grain is fine)
Herbamare or sea salt
bouquet garni or other herbal blend
2 1/2 cups vegetable broth (i use gf vegetable bullion)
1/4 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 pkg. peeled chestnuts, chopped
1/4 cup dry roasted or raw cashews (optional)
fresh basil, julienned (optional)
Heat oil in a medium-large soup pot, uncovered. *You will need a lid later, so make sure you have a lid for your pot available.* Add your diced onion and sautee until translucent. Add your brown rice and stir together. Fold the rice and onions together and heat for a few minutes. Add your herbamare and favorite herbal seasoning blend to the rice and stir gently. Pour in the vegetable broth, one cup at a time, mixing thoroughly. Season with sesame oil and add your chestnuts and cashews (if using).