1 cup brown rice
2 cups water
2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 bunch scallions
15 fresh shiitake mushrooms
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen green peas
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Combine rice and water in a pot with a tight fitting lid.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Once it boils, immediately reduce heat to lowest setting and cook for 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, wash scallions. Trim off hairy bottoms and discard. Thinly slice scallions. Use the ENTIRE scallion from root to tip.
Remove stems from mushrooms and discard. Roughly chop mushrooms.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil. Add scallions and mushrooms. Add a pinch of sea salt. Saute for 5 minutes. Add peas (it's ok if they are frozen). Add another good pinch of salt and cook for 5 additional minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in rice. Season with freshly ground black pepper and additional sea salt to taste (about 1/4 teaspoon or more). Garnish with the parsley.
Eat more veggies and whole grains and lose more weight.
Diets don't work, eating well does!