Saturday, October 27, 2012

Rice & Veggie Mix - With Duck Sauce!

The title pretty much explains it all. I love brown rice, and I saw so many recipes online with different vegetables thrown in, and different dressings, or cheese mixes to use along with it..but none of them sounded that appealing to me when I was looking. So I decided to just make some rice, add in the vegetables I like the best (broccoli, carrots, and onions). Then I got the brilliant idea to add in duck sauce!

Whenever we got Chinese food in the past, it always came with a packet of duck sauce. That's the only time I had ever seen it or heard of it. Until recently! One of our local grocery stores started carrying jars of it so I had to get one to have on hand. I've used it with other things in the past, but it's always the best with rice in my opinion. It gives it a sweet yet tangy flavor that nothing else does. It's so, so good!

4 servings of brown rice
2 small heads of broccoli
1/2 a bag of baby carrots sliced
1 small onion
1/4 cup duck sauce

This whole process is so simple. Boil your rice. While that's cooking, steam (or saute) your veggies. Once they're done, simply mix them together and add in the duck sauce. Looking back, I probably could've added 1/2 a cup because I like the flavor so much..but this recipe is all about adding in however much you like of both the sauce and vegetables.