Featured Garden Recipe

Basmati Rice with Apples

Recipe Category: 

 Grains

Servings: 

 6

Yield: 

 3 cups
Ingredients:
Rice

2 cups brown Basmati rice
1/4 large red onion, sliced
1/2 Tbs olive oil
2 stalks of celery
1/4 cup fennel fronds

Sauce

1/4 large red onion
3 apples

Garnish

4 stalks celery cut into 3" lengths
1/4 Tbs olive oil
Herbamare (or salt and pepper)

Preparation: 
  1. Soak rice for 3 hours and then rinse.
  2. Saute onion in olive oil until tender, then add rice and celery. Place onion, rice and celery in the steamer. Then add to the steamer twice as much water as you have rice. Half way through steaming the rice, add the fennel fronds. Cook until rice is ready.
  3. Saute 1/2 onion in olive oil, then add chopped apples and cook until apples are tender.
  4. Toss celery in olive oil, season with Herbamare and bake in an oven at 350 degrees F for about 5 minutes.
  5. Place cooked apple mixture and 1/2 of baked celery in blender and process. Add water to achieve desired consistency. Add  a pinch of salt if needed.
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