|2 servings||calories per servings 640||protein serving 13 g||carbs per serving 73 g||total fat per serving 31 g|
Anyone else love peas and carrots as a kid? While this dish is surely more grown-up, it’s still very comforting, especially with the addition of brown rice grits—broken whole grains that cook down as creamy as the corn grits you grew up with (and have way more fiber!). To balance out the heartiness, a salad made of spicy greens, mint and fresh lemon is bright and refreshing, and a sprinkle of toasted almonds ties both contrasting sides with a savory crunch.
|Nutrition Facts||/ Per Serving|
|Total Fat||31 g|
|Saturated Fat||4 g|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||73 g|
|Dietary Fiber||9 g|
MISE EN PLACE
• Heat oven to 350° F.
• Peel and chop garlic.
• Peel and dice carrot.
• Zest and juice lemon.
• Pick and thinly slice mint leaves.
• Place a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. When oil is hot, add garlic. Cook, stirring, until garlic begins to become golden, about 1 minute.
• Add rice grits. Cook, stirring, until grits appear glassy, 2-3 minutes.
• Reduce heat to low. Add wine. Cook, stirring, until wine is absorbed, 1-2 minutes.
• Stir in bouillon cube and 1 3/4 cup water. Cover, and simmer without disturbing 10 minutes.
• Stir in carrot.
• When mixture simmers, cover pan. Cook until rice grits are almost tender, about 10 minutes.
While grits cook:
• Spread almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet.
• Toast in oven until golden-brown and fragrant, 3-4 minutes.
• To rice grits, stir in peas. If rice is dry, add 2-3 tablespoons water. Simmer until carrot is tender, 2-3 minutes.
• Remove from heat. Stir in lemon zest.
• In a bowl, toss arugula with mint, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.
• Divide salad between 2 plates.
• Top with almonds.
• Taste rice grits. Adjust seasoning as desired with remaining lemon juice and kosher salt.
• Divide rice grits between plates, and enjoy!
An Atlanta native, Stella’s introduction to Georgia agriculture was through Riverview farms CSA shortly before she started her culinary career at Woodfire Grill in 2007. A year later she moved to England, where she was fascinated by neighborhood butchers who had been buying game from hunters and hanging meat from small local farms for centuries. Her work at Holeman & Finch and Farmburger connected her to Southern farmers, ranchers and cheesemakers, and she worked to incorporate their products into menus. She remains an advocate for local agriculture and is passionate about making their delicious products approachable for home cooks. When she is not in the kitchen she can be found managing Poncey Highland Community Garden, a nascent permaculture garden in Atlanta.Learn More...