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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Brussel sprouts with rice

Come autumn, you will find fresh Brussel sprouts on the menu in our house often. One of our favorite ways to eat them keeps them very healthy indeed...


Brussel sprouts with rice

400g / 1 lb. fresh Brussel sprouts
3/4 cup rice
bacon chunks or bacon cut into strips
1 onion, chopped in large chunks
1/2 tsp thyme
olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper
fresh ground garlic flakes

Prepare your sprouts by cutting a slit into the core and removing any bad outer leaves and cook until just tender. Cook the rice as instructed.

Fry the bacon is a scant tablespoon of olive oil. Add the onion and when cooked transparent, add the thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Freshly ground garlic flakes is optional but adds kick to the dish. Now mix in the cooked Brussel sprouts and rice. Stir together well and be sure it is heated through. Enjoy!

This recipe is enough for 2 people. If you like larger portions, you may want to increase the amounts.

Bon appitit or eet smakelijk!
Heidi

2 comments:

reginascottage said...

dear heidi,
we like brussel sprouts,too. and your recipes sounds good.thanks for sharing the recipe.
have alovely time,
regina

Msrobin said...

I don't know Heidi, do you think this recipe could cure me of my dislike of Brussel Sprouts? I always get a bitter one, so I gave up eating them! I hope your new garden survives the cool wet weather. We had a hot summer here and things didn't do very well. I guess we are never happy with the weather!