Inspired by the Japanese kuri gohan, the beauty of this side dish is its simplicity, highlighting the seasonal delight that is freshly roasted chestnuts. Harmonizing with the naturally nutty flavor of brown rice, those toothsome grains cling to each tender morsel for an incredibly satisfying bite. Though chestnuts are sadly hard to come by when winter ends, you’ll find yourself craving this combination all year long.
- 2 Cups Short Grain Brown Rice
- 2 1/2 Cups Water
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Cup Roughly Chopped, Roasted and Shelled Chestnuts (About 20)
- 2 Tablespoons Vegan Butter or Coconut Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Toasted Black Sesame Seeds
- My favorite way to prepare this dish is in an electric pressure
cooker since it’s so crazy fast, but it can just as easily be made on
the stove top. If working with a pressure cooker, simply toss in the
rice, water, salt, chopped chestnuts, and butter or oil. Lock in the lid
and set it to 20 minutes on high pressure. Once that time has elapsed,
quick release by opening up the valve to immediately discharge the built
up pressure. Stand back and cover with a dish towel to prevent any
spray or steam burns. Let the rice stand for 5 more minutes before
- For stove top prep, combine the water, salt, and butter or oil in a
medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the rice and
chestnuts, cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer gently for 45 to 50
minutes, until the liquid has fully absorbed. Let stand for 5 more
- Top with sesame seeds right before serving.
Cooked rice will keep in the fridge for 5 - 7 days.
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Simply Organic Certified Black Whole Sesame Seed, 3.28 oz
Lundberg Family Farms, Rice Brown Short Grain Organic, 32 Ounce
Galil Organic Roasted Chestnuts - 3.5 Oz Bags (Pack Of 3) - Shelled - Ready To Eat Snack, Gluten Free, All Natural, No Preservatives - Great for Snacking, Baking & Cooking - 100% Vegan
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 318mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
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