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7.02.2012

Summer Veggie Rice Bowl

This is the perfect summer dinner. It's light, refreshing, full of flavor and doesn't require too much effort.

                                                           Summer Veggie Rice Bowl

Ingredients:
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 cup shelled edamame beans, slightly steamed and cooled
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup fresh basil, torn or chopped
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
1 tsp lemon zest
juice from 1 lemon
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
3 tbs olive oil, divided
2 cups chopped zucchini or yellow summer squash
1/2 oz fresh Parmesan cheese, shaved

Directions:
1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a large bowl and toss.
2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tbs olive oil to pan and swirl to coat. Add chopped zucchini and saute for about 4 to 5 minutes.
3. Add zucchini and remaining 2 tbs olive oil to rice mixture; toss.
4. Top with shaved parmesan cheese and enjoy!

Recipe inspired by Cooking Light

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