This dish came out of nowhere and knocked the socks out of me last weekend, when we hosted two of our closest friends and their two visiting relatives. Out of the four dishes we served, this one was the stand out. It is a more interesting side than just plain rice (which we hardly do anymore). I like brown rice, I like dill and I like onions. Never thought about putting them together though.
Brown Rice, With Onions and Dill
- 3 cups brown rice (rice cooker cups, not real cups)
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
- Salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- Red pepper flakes, to taste and/or for color
If you don’t have a rice cooker, go ahead and buy 2 or 3 6-ounce boxes of plain rice pilaf or just stop reading. Are you kidding me? Why wouldn’t you have a rice cooker? If you can make rice without a cooker, than do it. Set aside.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet over medium. Add the onions and cook, stirring once in a while until soft, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in dill and add pepper (start small, like 1/2 teaspoon and go from there). Transfer the rice into a large bowl and then fold n the onion mixture.
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