*Original recipe from "12 Steps to Whole Foods"
2 C. Brown Rice
3 C. Water
1 Small Yellow Onion
1 t. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 T. Dried Basil
1/2 t. Sea Salt (OHCS)
2/3 C. Organic Peanut Butter
1 1/2 T. Fish Sauce
3 T. Fresh lemon juice
2/3 C. Dry Roasted Peanuts, chopped
3/4 C. Cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 C. Parsley, finely chopped
Wash and rinse the brown rice well. Cover with water and soak overnight, then drain well. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan and add the brown rice, basil, and salt. Cover the pan and place it in a 350degree preheated oven, then turn the oven off and leave the rice there for several hours to absorb the water. Or, if you are in a hurry, simmer it covered on the stove top for 45 min. instead.
In a small skillet, saute the onion in the olive oil. Blend the peanut butter, fish sauce, and lemon juice in a small bowl by hand. At this point, I decided to add a little raw honey- just a few Tablespoons. Stir both mixtures into the cooked rice along with the peanuts, cilantro, and parsley. Serves 4-5.