Aromatic Brown Rice Pilaf

This pilaf is a great side dish to fish or chicken. The fresh basil and lemon zest makes it taste so fresh and delicious. You could also turn it into a main dish by adding cooked green beans, carrots, onions, and some chicken!

Cooked brown and/or wild rice (cook in chicken broth for more flavor)
pine nuts or pecans, toasted
dried cherries or craisins
chopped fresh basil (approx. 1-2 TBS per 1 c. of rice)
grated lemon rind to mix in and for garnish (approx 1/2 tsp per 1 c. rice)
salt/pepper to taste
**Also very tasty  mixed in is some White Balsmic Citrus Basil Dressing (found at Costco)

-Combine all ingredients. Adjust flavors to taste (more salt/basil/lemon zest--You can also add a little lemon juice if desired). Serve warm, cold, or at room temperature.
-Costco sells a great brown rice/wild rice combo that I highly recommend!
-This makes a great on the go lunch.

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