Healthy recipe: Carrot rice

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  • By Kayla Scherf
  • Health and Wellness Center dietician
The Health and Wellness Center dietician provides a series of seasonal recipes for each month. January's recipes are based on carrots.

1 cup basmati rice
2 cups water
1/4 cup roasted peanuts
1 tablespoon margarine
1 onion, sliced
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
3/4 cup grated carrots
Salt, to taste
Cayenne pepper, to taste
Chopped fresh cilantro

How to make it:
1. Combine rice and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover with lid and steam until tender, about 20 minutes.
2. While rice is cooking, grind peanuts in a blender and set aside. Heat the margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until onion has softened and turned golden brown, about 10 minutes. Stir in ginger, carrots and salt. Reduce heat to low, cover and steam 5 minutes. Stir in cayenne pepper and peanuts. When rice is done, add to skillet and stir gently to combine with other ingredients. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves 6