LiveWell: Side Dishes

Savory Brown Rice

Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup onion, chopped 1 cup portabella mushrooms, rinsed, halved, then thinly sliced 1⁄2 cup celery, rinsed and finely diced 2 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup instant brown rice, uncooked 1⁄4 cup dried parsley 1⁄4 teaspoon salt Ground black pepper to taste Directions In a 4-quart …

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  • Mar 07
  • 2012

Couscous with Carrots, Walnuts and Raisins

Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 cup couscous (try whole wheat couscous) 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 tablespoon walnuts, coarsely chopped 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1⁄2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon 11/3 cup water 2 tablespoons raisins 1⁄2 cup carrots, rinsed, peeled, and shredded or thinly sliced; cut in half Directions In …

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  • Mar 07
  • 2012

Cinnamon-glazed Baby Carrots

Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 cups baby carrots, rinsed and split lengthwise if very thick (or frozen presliced carrots) 2 tablespoons soft tub margarine 2 tablespoon brown sugar 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 1/8 teaspoon salt Directions Place the carrots in a small saucepan. Add just enough water to barely cover the carrots. Cover. Bring …

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  • Mar 07
  • 2012

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Makes 10 Servings Ingredients 2 large heads garlic 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half 4 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered Freshly ground black pepper Salt to taste (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Slice about 1/4-inch off the top of the garlic heads, throw the tops away, and place heads on …

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  • Sep 01
  • 2010

Skillet Green Beans with Garlic and Lemon

Makes 6 Servings Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil 3 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed through garlic press 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves Pinch cayenne 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth (or low-sodium vegetable broth) 1-1/2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon lemon juice (about 1 lemon) Salt …

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  • Sep 01
  • 2010

Roasted Asparagus Salad

Makes 6 Servings Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt to taste Freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons vinegar Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare the asparagus by cutting off the last inch or so of the woody stalk. Place the asparagus stalks on a baking sheet. Brush them with …

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  • Sep 01
  • 2010